Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil

Correria Agwa

2010 & 2008 productions

These two pieces plunge us into a frenetic race that reveals all the energy and generosity of the Brazilian performers.

The trigger for Correria and Agwa was an encounter between Mourad Merzouki and young dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in France in 2006. Their passion for dance and fervent determination to make something of their lives in reaching out to others struck a profound chord with the choreographer, who soon decided to create with and for them. The artists dilute and mix without complex hip-hop, capoeira, samba and bossa nova performing a dance with astonishing acrobatics, bursting with energy and creativity.

Correria plunges us into a frantic, hectic race just like the one that governs our daily lives. Bodies, movement and a show that takes your breath away !

Agwa is all about water, at once a vital component of our bodies, a precious natural resource to be preserved, and a symbol of renewal.


Press

“Merzouki’s troup combines street dance with circus to provide a gasp-worthy, lighthearted, enormously creative show.” The Chicago Tribune – USA

“The company defies easy categorization - The Käfigers articulate the standards of hip-hop’s vocabulary within a larger context of dances that have content and flow, theatricality and beauty.” The Boston Globe – USA

“We’re collectively holding our breath as the dancers soar through the air.” Times Union – USA

“This is raw energy. […] Definitely not to be missed.” Daily Telegraph – Australia

“ ‘Käfig’ means cage in Arabic - Merzouki proves that art can release you and set you free.” The Jerusalem Post – Israel

Distribution

Artistic direction Mourad Merzouki

Dancers Diego Alves Dos Santos known as Dieguinho, Leonardo Alves Moreira known as Leo, Cleiton Luiz Caetano De Oliveira, Helio Robson Dos Anjos Cavalcanti, Geovane Fidelis Da Conceição, Diego Gonçalves Do Nascimento Leitão known as White, Wanderlino Martins Neves known as Sorriso, , Bruno Paiva Pinheiro de Souza, Jose Amilton Rodrigues Junior known as Ze, Alexsandro Soares Campanha Da Silva known as Pitt

CORRERIA - A 2010 production
Artistic direction and choreography Mourad Merzouki with the collaboration of the dancers
Assistant of the choreographer Laurence Pérez
Musical arrangements AS’N
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli
Stage design Mourad Merzouki and Benjamin Lebreton
Costume design Delphine Capossela
Video Charles Carcopino

AGWA - A 2008 production
Artistic direction and choreography Mourad Merzouki
Assistant of the choreographer Kader Belmoktar
Musical director AS’N
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli
Stage design Mourad Merzouki and Benjamin Lebreton
Costume design Angèle Mignot

Production

CORRERIA
Producer Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Co-producer Espace Albert Camus de Bron
Acknowledgements Studio de la Maison des Arts de Créteil

AGWA
Producer Compagnie Käfig
Co-producers Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Espace Albert Camus de Bron
Acknowledgements Nouveau Théâtre du 8ème – Lyon, Centro Coreografico de Rio de Janeiro and the French Consulate at Rio de Janeiro

Sincere thanks to Guy Darmet, who made this encounter happen.

SEASON 2014-2015

  • November 14 France | Aubervilliers - L’Embarcadère
  • November 20 France | Saumur - Théâtre
  • November 28 to 30 France | Sceaux - Les Gémeaux, Scène nationale
  • February 26 USA | West Lafayette - Purdue University / Purdue Convocations
  • February 28 USA | Atlanta - Rialto Center For The Performing Arts - Georgia State University
  • March 4 USA | Richmond - Alice Jepson Theatre - Modlin Center for the Arts
  • March 7 USA| Cleveland - PlayhouseSquare - Ohio Theatre
  • March 10 USA | Minneapolis - Northrop Memorial Auditorium - University of Minnesota
  • March 18 USA | Omaha - Orpheum Theatre - Omaha Center for the Performing Arts
  • March 21 USA | Purchase - Performing Arts Center - Purchase College
  • March 25 USA | Gainesville - Phillips Center - University of Florida Performing Arts
  • April 7 USA | Irvine - Barclay Theatre
  • April 17 USA | Houston - Cullen Theater - Wortham Theater Center
  • April 24 to 25 USA | Saint-Louis - Touhill, Performing Arts Center - Dance St. Louis
  • June 2 Brazil | Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Municipal
  • June 5 Brazil | Rio de Janeiro - Ciudade das Artes

SEASON 2013-2014

  • November 14 and 15 France I Le Mans - L’Espal, scène conventionnée
  • November 16 France I Alfortville - Le Pôle Culturel
  • January 10 and 11 USA | Scottsdale, Scottsdale Center for the Arts
  • January 15 USA | San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium
  • January 17 and 18 USA | Tucson, UA Presents
  • January 22 and 23 USA | Fayetteville, Walton Arts Center
  • January 26 USA | Bethlehem, Zoellner Arts Center
  • January 29 USA | Erie, Mercyhurst College
  • February 1st USA | Pittsburgh, Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • February 4 USA | State College, Center for the Performing Arts Penn State
  • February 7 to 9 USA | Boston, Citi Shubert Theatre , Celebrity Series
  • February 11 USA | Portland, Westbrook Performing Arts Center
  • February 14 and 15 USA | Ann Arbor, University Musical Society
  • February 22 to 22 USA | Chicago, Dance Center of Columbia College
  • February 25 and 26 USA | Chapel Hill, Carolina Performing Arts Memorial Hall
  • February 28 to March 1st USA | Washington, Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Auditorium

SEASON 2012-2013

  • August 15-19 USA I Becket - Ted Shawn Theatre - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
  • August 29 to September 2 Australia I Sydney - Sydney Opera House - Spring Dance Festival
  • October 24 Germany I Lörrach - Burghof
  • October 26 and 27 Germany I Frankfurt - Frankfurt Lab – Festival Cultural Days
  • December 5 and 6 Brazil I Sao Paulo - Panorama SESI
  • January 23 and 24 Belgium I Bruxelles - Wolubilis
  • February 26 to March 2 Israel I Herzliya - Performing Arts Center
  • March 4 Israel I Beer Sheva - Performing Arts Center
  • March 5 Israel I Haifa - Auditorium, Rapaport Hall
  • March 6 Israel I Jerusalem - Jerusalem Theater
  • March 16 Italy I Israël Gorizia - Teatro Verdi
  • April 4 France I Arques - Centre Culturel Daniel Balavoine
  • April 12 France I Les Ulis - Espace Culturel Boris Vian
  • May 2 Colombia I Bogota - Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan
  • May 8 Colombia I Cali - Biennale de la Danse
  • May 17 to 19 Mexico I Guadalajara - Festival de Mayo
  • May 24 to 26 USA I Charleston - Spoleto Festival
  • June 21 and 22 USA I New Haven - International Festival of Arts and Ideas
  • June 26 to 30 USA I Becket - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

SEASON 2011-2012

  • August 5 to 7 Japan I Yokohama - KAAT Festival
  • September 8 to 10 Ecuador I Quito - Teatro Nacional Sucre
  • October 13 France I Cognac - L’Avant-Scène
  • October 14 France I Vannes - Théâtre Anne de Bretagne
  • October 17 France I Bron - Pôle Pik
  • October 20 and 21 France I Vélizy - L’Onde
  • October 22 to 23 France I Clamart - Théâtre Jean Arp
  • November 3 and 4 USA I New York - Fall for Dance
  • April 10 Canada I Québec - Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • April 12 to 14 Canada I Montréal - Théâtre Maison Neuve, Danse Danse
  • April 17 Canada I L’Assomption - Théâtre Hector Charland
  • April 19 and 20 Canada I Ottawa - National Arts Centre
  • April 21 Canada I Kingston - The Grand Theatre
  • April 24 Canada I Sherbrooke - Centre Culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
  • April 26 Canada I Burlington - Burlington Performing Art Centre
  • May 2 to 5 Canada I Toronto - Harbourtfront Center
  • May 9 USA I Portland, Oregon - White Bird
  • May 12 Canada I Banff - The Banff Theater
  • May 30 South Korea I Jinju - Grand TheatreI
  • June 2 and 3 South Korea I Séoul - LG Centre
  • June 5 South Korea I Busan - Haneulyeon Theatre

SEASON 2010-2011

  • November 17 Canada I Montreal – Cinars
  • February 1st France I Compiègne - Espace Jean Legendre
  • February 3 France I Le Perreux - Centre des Bords de Marne
  • February 4 France I Théâtre de Sartrouville - CDN
  • February 5 France I Yzeure - Théâtre d’Yzeure
  • February 8 to 10 France I Villefontaine - Le CAPI
  • February 11 France I Chevilly-Larue - Centre Culturel de Chevilly-Larue
  • February 12 France I Château Arnoux - Saint Auban - Théâtre Durance
  • February 15 Switzerland I Villars sur Glane - Nuithonie
  • February 18 and 19 France I Calais - Le Channel Scène Nationale
  • February 23 France I Abbville - Théâtre d’Abbville
  • February 27 Italy I Civitanova Marche - Teatro Rossini
  • March 1st Italy I Vincenza - Teatro Comunale
  • March 2 Italy I Trévise - Teatro Comunale
  • March 4 to 6 France I Sceaux - Les Gémeaux
  • March 8 France I Nanterre - Maison de la Musique
  • March 10 France I Langon - Les Carmes
  • March 12 France I Rueil Malmaison -Théâtre André Malraux
  • March 15 France I Chalon sur Saône - Espace des Arts
  • March 18 France I Douai - L’Hippodrome
  • March 19 France I Choisy-le-Roi - Biennale de la Danse du Val-de-Marne
  • March 21 France I Beauvais - Théâtre du Beauvaisis
  • March 22 France I Saint-Ouen - Espace 1789
  • March 25 France I Narbonne - Le Théâtre
  • March 26 France I Saint Michel sur Orge - Espace Marcel Carné
  • March 29 France I Brest - Le Quartz, Scène Nationale
  • April 1st France I Pantin - Salle Jacques Brel
  • April 2 France I Sainte Maxime - Le Carré
  • April 5 and 6 France I Villefranche sur Saône - Théâtre de Villefranche

SEASON 2009-2010

  • January 20 to 24 France I Bron – Espace Albert Camus
  • January 26 and 27 France I Montpellier – Opéra Comédie
  • January 29 to 31 France I Suresnes – Théâtre Jean Vilar
  • February 2 to 4 France I Grasse – Le Théâtre
  • February 6 to 14 France I Lyon – Maison de la Danse
  • February 18 Switzerland I Pully - L’Octogone
  • February 20 Spain I Bilbao – Euskalduna Music and Congress Palace
  • February 23 to 25 France I Rouen - Théâtre Duchamp-Villon
  • February 27 Italy I Ferrara - Teatro Comunale
  • February 28 Italy I Cremona – Teatro Ponchielli
  • March 2 Italy I Trento - Teatro Sociale
  • March 4 France I Forbach - Le Carreau
  • March 5 France I Nancy - Ensemble Poirel
  • March 6 France I Belley - L’Intégral
  • March 9 France I Bergerac - Centre Culturel
  • March 11 France I Périgueux - L’Odyssée
  • March 13 France I Noisy-le-Sec - Théâtre des Bergeries
  • March 15 France I Cusset – Théâtre
  • March 17 France I Saint Quentin - Théâtre Jean Vilar
  • March 19 and 20 France I Saint Quentin en Yvelines – Théâtre
  • March 23 France I Maubeuge - Le Manège
  • March 24 to 27 France I Paris - Théâtre National de Chaillot
  • March 29 France I Draguignan - Théâtres en Dracénie
  • March 30 France I Istres - Théâtre de l’Olivier
  • April 1st France I Martigues - Théâtre des Salins
  • April 7 France I Alençon - Scène Nationale 61
  • April 9 France I Mende - Théâtre
  • April 10 France I Tarare - Théâtre
  • April 13 to 17 France I Créteil - Maison des Arts
  • April 20 France I Romans - Théâtre les Cordeliers
  • April 22 to 25 Spain I Barcelona - Teatro Mercat de les Flors
  • April 27 France I Albertville - Le Dôme
  • April 29 and 30 France I Privas – Théâtre
  • May 4 France I Arcachon - Théâtre Olympia
  • May 6 France I Le Bouscat - Ermitage – Compostelle
  • May 7 France I Oyonnax - Centre Culturel Aragon
  • May 8 France I Annecy – Bonlieu Scène Nationale
  • May 10 France I Mâcon – Le Théâtre Scène Nationale
  • May 11 and 12 France I Thonon les Bains – Maison des Arts
  • May 15 and 16 France I Montpellier – Festival Saperlipopette
  • May 18 and 19 France I Meylan - L’Hexagone
  • May 21 France I Pau – Zénith
  • May 23 France I Bayonne - Scène Nationale
  • May 26 France I St Médard en Jalles - Le Carré des Jalles
  • May 29 France I La Défense – Festival Seine de Danse
  • May 31 Germany I Wiesbaden – Hessisches Staatstheater
  • June 2 and 3 Romania I Bucarest – Théâtre Bulandra

SEASON 2008-2009

  • September 7 to 12 France I Lyon - Théâtre des Célestins
  • September 16 to 18 France I Bron - Espace Albert Camus
  • September 20 France I Biarritz - Palais des Arts