Compagnie Käfig makes its Kennedy Center debut with Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki's dance pieces, Agwa and Correria. The all-male Brazilian cast performs these celebrated works inspired by hip-hop, Brazilian martial arts, and contemporary dance.
View the Cuesheet performance guide online or use the resources below to go deeper.
- Be sure to check out Compagnie Käfig/CCN Creteil et Val-de-Marne’s website for more on the company. Most of the site is in French, but don’t be alarmed. Once you start clicking around, you will find some English translations.
- For more on Artistic Director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki, go to the Dance Consortium’s in-depth bio.
- Get a better understanding of favelas, the Brazilian shantytowns the dancers hail from, which also helped to inspire some of Merzouki’s choreography.
- Interested in capoeira, a major component of Compagnie Käfig’s choreography? Visit Princeton University’s page for more on the Brazilian martial art form that combines fight, dance, rhythm, and movement.