France’s Compagnie Käfig return to the UK with Boxe Boxe, a breath-taking show which fuses the noble art of Boxing with dance. With choreography by Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki, the brutality and elegance of both these contrasting worlds collide in a spine-tingling show which packs a knock-out punch.
Eight exceptional dancers blend martial arts, street and contemporary dance to create a spirited and stunning fusion of hip-hop and fisticuffs which has dazzled audiences the world over. Boxe Boxe draws on the rich pageantry and theatricality of boxing where bright red gloves effortlessly morph into puppets and punch balls explode like featherweight balloons.
The dancers move in perfect unison to live music from the Debussy String Quartet, with beautifully rendered classical music including Schubert, Ravel, Philip Glass and Glen Miller. The choice and meticulous timing of the music injects a further dash of romanticism and melancholy into scenes.
A stunning, joyful and inventive show, Boxe Boxe is powerful and original dance which will leave you clambering for ringside seats.
Choreographed and Directed by Mourad Merzouki
Photo © Michel Cavalca
You can also see Compagnie Kafig perform Boxe Boxe this summer.
A co-presentation between Sadler’s Wells and Spitalfields Music
Fri 13 & Sat 14 June
People’s Palace, Mile End Road, London E1
7.30pm (13 June) 2.30pm + 7.30pm (14 June)
Ticket Office: 0844 412 4300