‘Correria Agwa’ by Mourad Merzouki with CCN’s Käfig ~ review

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‘Correria Agwa’ by Mourad Merzouki (in close collaboration with the dancers) is composed of two pieces: ‘Agwa’, the company’s first creation, and ‘Correria’.

The show opened with ‘Correria’, a frenetic, almost breathless performance, based on the theme of running (correria translates as ‘the race’). This theme was made completely obvious by the dancers either actually running on the stage, or miming a running movement which was incorporated throughout the choreography. The dancers would do this in all kinds of different positions (in lifts, on the floor…). Continue reading

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Interview avec les danseurs de Käfig ~ version française

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‘Agwa’ – copyright Agathe Poupeney

La semaine dernière, j’ai eu la chance de rencontrer 4 danseurs brésiliens de la compagnie Käfig du CCN de Mourad Merzouki. Après avoir assisté à leur répétition de ‘Correria Agwa’, un spectacle que j’ai pu voir quelques jours plus tard, j’ai discuté avec Aguinaldo ‘Anjo’ De Oliveira Lopes, Alexsandro ‘Pitt’ Soares Campanha Da Silva, Hélio Robson Dos Anjos Cavalcanti et Geovane Fidelis Da Conceição.

Presque tous les danseurs de la compagnie Käfig actuelle avaient auparavant déjà travaillé avec une compagnie de hip-hop brésilienne, venue en France en 2006 pour la Biennale de la Danse à Lyon. Continue reading

Interview with Käfig dancers ~ English version

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‘Agwa’ – copyright Michel Cavalca

Last week, I was lucky enough to meet four Brazilian dancers from Mourad Merzouki’s Käfig dance company, part of the CCN. After watching their rehearsal of ‘Correria Agwa’, a performance I got to see later in the week, I talked to Aguinaldo ‘Anjo’ De Oliveira Lopes, Alexsandro ‘Pitt’ Soares Campanha Da Silva, Hélio Robson Dos Anjos Cavalcanti and Geovane Fidelis Da Conceição.

Almost all the dancers from the current Käfig company previously worked with a Brazilian hip-hop company which came to France in 2006 for the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon. Continue reading