Compagnie Kafig

February 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago,IL 60605
(312) 369-8330

From February 20, 2014 - February 22, 2014

Mourad Merzouki, artistic director of Compagnie Kafig and director of the Centre Choregraphique National de Creteil et du Val-de Marne in France, is at the forefront of the international hip hop dance scene. Kafig’s double bill ofCorreria and Agwa derives from Merzouki’s encounter with 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their individual stories about life in the favelas (Brazilian shanty towns) and their determination to make something of themselves inspired Merzouki to create two works showcasing the young Brazilians’ astonishing acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity in a combination of samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles.