Compagnie Käfig 2014
25 Mar - 18 Apr 2014

Audience Reviews

  • Having been fortunate enough to see so many shows at the amazing MK Theatre, Boxe Boxe is the first show to reduce me to…
    laura charnock
  • WOW! Amazing that these dancers are still alive after this performance! Loved the juxtaposition of boxing, hip hop and c…
    Rima Scott
  • Great show at Milton Keynes Theatre tonight. The dancing at times is both thrilling, entertaining and beautiful. Its als…
    Hal

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"Boxe Boxe is pure fun, Merzoukistyle hip-hop a sheer wonder and dancer Teddy Verardo an absolute knockout" Les Échos
"His Boxe Boxe is finely crafted and effective" Libération website
"Add in the humour and physical prowess of the dancers and you’ve got subtle, genial entertainment for all the family" La Croix
"This collective performance thrusts up out of the shadows like a clip from an old movie, a spirited jumble of hip-hop and fisticuffs" Le Monde
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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

www.sadlerswells.com