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'Agwa,' Compagnie Käfig.

CCN Creteil et Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig

Correria Agwa

FEBRUARY 20, 21 & 22, 2014 | 8:00PM  

e of the most innovative troupes on the experimental dance scene.”— The New York Times

"Compagnie Käfig… a.k.a.: the cure for pretty much anything that ails you.” — The Boston Globe

Choreographer and director Mourad Merzouki is at the forefront of the international hip-hop dance scene. Käfig’s double bill of Correria (Running) and Agwa (Water) is an exhilarating tour de force of acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity in a combination of hip- hop, samba and capoeira dance styles. The works were inspired by Merzouki’s encounter with 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006 and their individual stories about life in Rio’s favelas/shanty towns.


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Join The Dance Center for B-Real, a series of workshops, panel discussions, and battles celebrating hip hop.

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

February 17-March 1, 2013

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, partnering with the college’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and Radio Department, continues its 40th season with “B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements,” a convergence of local, national and international hip hop and house dance music workshops, performances and conversations February 17–March 1.

DanceMakers Session

Monday, February 17, 2014 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N Lincoln Ave, Szold Hall


Post-Performance Conversation

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Pre-Performance Talk with Mourad Merzouki

Friday, February 21, 2014 | 7:00PM



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The Dance Center’s presentation of Compagnie Käfig is funded, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.

Special thanks to the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.