CCN Cie Käfig / Mourad Merzouki



1 Rond-point Schuman


samedi 16.01.2021

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  Mourad Merzouki, an undisputed figure of hip-hop since the early 1990s, places his work at the crossroads of numerous disciplines: circus and martial arts, but also sculpture, video and live music. In 2018, he and his company Käfig impressed Luxembourg’s audiences on their first visit with Pixel , born of a fascinating encounter with two “digital creators”, Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. This time, they are back with their latest creation, Vertikal , which promises to be just as spectacular as it tackles the space of verticality: in this new production ten dancers literally leave the ground!
“The relationship to the ground, which is essential for the hip-hop dancer is fundamentally modified”, explains Mourad Merzouki. “The play of contact between the performers is disrupted: the dancer is alternately a base and a carrier or, on the contrary, a trapeze artist, a puppet animated by the counterweight of his partners on the ground.” The use of devices of vertical dance creates new sensations, a kind of lightness and the impression of flight, of illusion. Mourad Merzouki and his company redefine the possibilities of expression and shake up the reference points of hip-hop, while preserving its movement vocabulary.
» [...] Vertikal, a brilliantly inventive deployment of hip-hop technique removed from its usual contexts. Through the use of harnesses and ropes, the ten dancers float above the ground, extend horizontally from sliding walls, and offer breathtak-ing athleticism in a dancer’s dream of gravity-free space. Roslyn SULCAS – The New York Times

Direction artistique & chorégraphie Mourad Merzouki
Création musicale Armand Amar
Mise à disposition d’un espace scénique aérien Fabrice Guillot / Cie Retouramont Assistante du chorégraphe Marjorie Hannoteaux
Lumières Yoann Tivoli
Scénographie Benjamin Lebreton
Costumes Pascale Robin Avec Francisca Alvarez, Rémi Autechaud, Kader Belmoktar, Sabri Colin, Nathalie Fauquette, Pauline Journé, Vincent Lafif, Maud Payen / Alba Faivre, Manon Payet, Teddy Verardo Production Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Coproduction Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2018; Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain; Maison des Arts de Créteil Avec le soutien à la création de la Comédie de Valence, centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche
Remerciements à Denis Welkenhuyzen, à l’origine de cette rencontre artistique Vendredi 15 JANVIER 2021 à 20h00
Samedi 16 JANVIER 2021 à 20h00 Réservation par e-mail ou par téléphone au +352 47 08 95-1 DURÉE 1h10 (pas d'entracte)Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

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1 Rond-point Schuman