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A grid of dots shatters into a flurry of snow; a wave suddenly rises up from the floor: in “Pixel” eleven dancers move in a digital cosmos. Their bodies control the projections, but they are also part of the illusion. Mourad Merzouki always transitions between various disciplines. With his company Kä g he creates choreographies that combine hiphop, contemporary dance and circus. For “Pixel” he has collaborated for the first time with the digital artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne to unite dance and video art in a playfully virtuosic dream.
Mourad Merzouki has been a leading figure on the French hip-hop scene since the early 1990s. Today the choreographer works at the interface of various disciplines, opening his exploration of hip-hop up to circus, martial arts, visual art, video and live music. In 1996 Mourad Merzouki founded his company Kä g, with which he has created numerous pieces since then. His lively and poetic choreographies bring urban dance from the street to the stage and tour internationally. In 2009 he became the director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne.
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TFB Nr. 1223
Cast & Credits
Artistic Direction & Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Concept: Mourad Merzouki & Adrien M / Claire B
Digital Production: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music: Armand Amar
Choreography Assistance: Marjorie Hannoteaux
With: Kader Belmoktar, Antonin ‘Tonbee’ Cattaruzza, Elodie Chan, Aurélien Chareyron, Yvener Guillaume, Ludovic Lacroix, Ibrahima Mboup, Julien Seijo, Paul Thao, So ane Tiet, Médésséganvi Yetongnon known as ‘Swing’
Lighting Design: Yoann Tivoli, mit Nicolas Faucheux
Stage Design: Benjamin Lebreton
Kostüm: Costume Design
Paintings: Camille Courier de Mèré, Benjamin Lebreton
Production: Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil & du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Co-Production: Maison des Arts de Créteil, Espace Albert Camus in Bron
Supported by: Compagnie Adrien M / Claire B
Funded by: Île-de-France Regional Cultural Affairs Office – Ministry of Culture and Communication, Val-de-Marne Department, City of Créteil
With the support of Institut français and French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):