Feature Category: Compagnie Kafig: 2005

Mourad Merzouki

Profile: The Käfig company found its artistic dimension within the fusion of styles. It combines a sense of humor with gravity and flavors its works with the hip hop vocabulary as well as a spirit that is open to other … Read more

Talking the Talk. . . And How to Walk that Walk: Company Kafig

Hip hop dance theatre is both art form and entertainment, with its own catalogue of ever-evolving steps and styles. Here’s a (by no means definitive) glossary of some of the moves. Boogaloo A West Coast style developed in the mid-70s … Read more

Mourad Merzouki’s High Fives

The Circus Mourad says : My meeting with Jean Paul Ferrier and Edouard Diaz. (They were Mourad’s teachers at the circus school in Saint Priest, the town near Lyon where he was living when he was a child and where … Read more

Company Kafig: Mourad Merzouki Uncaged

by Donald Hutera The word kafig, choreographer Mourad Merzouki explains, carries almost the same meaning in Arabic and German: it refers to a cage. Merzouki used the word as the title of the first piece he made in 1996, for … Read more

Mourad Merzouki Uncaged

The word kafig, choreographer Mourad Merzouki explains, carries almost the same meaning in Arabic and German: it refers to a cage. Merzouki used the word as the title of the first piece he made in 1996, for six dancers. He … Read more