"One 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.
The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave
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.