UMS Presents Compagnie Käfig's Performance of CORRERIA AGWA, 2/14-15
Artistic director Mourad Merzouki is at the forefront of the international hip-hop dance scene. Käfig's sensational double bill of Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Mourad and 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 Mourad to create two heart-stopping works that showcase the young Brazilians' irresistible cocktail of athletic samba, hip-hop, and capoeira dance styles, highlighting astonishing acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity.
Fri 2/14/14 8:00PM buy tickets
Sat 2/15/14 8:00PM buy tickets
Location: Power Center, Ann Arbor
Trained in martial arts and circus skills in his native Lyon, France, artistic director and choreographerMourad Merzouki discovered hip-hop at age fifteen and founded Compagnie Käfig in 1996.
The company has since become an international phenomenon, performing sold out performances and touring their works extensively abroad to North America and Europe.
Housed on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, UMS is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences.
With a program steeped in music, dance, and theater, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects with local, national, and international partners.
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