Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil

Käfig Brasil

2012 production

Merzouki confronted his eleven Brazilian dancers with singular choreographic writings.

“Following the huge success of Correria and Agwa in France and abroad with more than 250 performances, we wanted to continue this wonderful collaboration with these 11 Cariocan dancers. Their desire to discover and encounter other worlds of dance led me to create a piece in which these 11 characters could meet with unique choreography styles. I invited several choreographers to contribute : Anthony Egéa, Céline Lefèvre and Denis Plassard for the French part and Octavio Nassur for the Brazilian part and of course the dancers themselves.

While Anthony Egéa uses the dancers’ natural strength and works with the body to create hybrid shapes, Céline Lefèvre brings poetry to the pieces, Denis Plassard blends genres and the language of hip-hop with the Brazilian color brought by Octavio Nassur, the show will reveal other worlds.”

Mourad Merzouki


Press

“Those men who seem to perform with a full freedom of expression, practising their art with bursts of joy and a huge generosity.” Le Dauphiné Libéré

“Hip-hop basics are still there and are transcended ; a transformation occurs towards a hypersensitive dance.” Le Progrès

“It sparkles with energy, worked down to the smallest detail.” L’Humanité

Distribution

Artistic direction Mourad Merzouki

Choreographies Collectif Käfig Brasil, Denis Plassard, Céline Lefèvre, Octavio Nassur, Anthony Egéa, Mourad Merzouki

Musical arrangements AS’N

Music Vivaldi, Dinho Nascimento, Guy Monk, Ame, Camille, The Lushlife Project, AS’N, Deadmau5, Emmanuel Santarromana

Dancers Diego Alves Dos Santos known as Dieguinho, Leonardo Alves Moreira known as Leo, Eduardo Augusto Pires Hermanson, Cleiton Luiz Caetano De Oliveira, Helio Robson Dos Anjos Cavalcanti, Geovane Fidelis Da Conceição, Diego Gonçalves Do Nascimento Leitão known as White, Aldair Junior Machado Nogueira known as Al Franciss, Wanderlino Martins Neves known as Sorriso, Jose Amilton Rodrigues Junior known as Ze, Alexsandro Soares Campanha Da Silva known as Pitt

Lighting design Yoann Tivoli, assisted by Cécile Robin

Costume design Emilie Carpentier

Stage design Mourad Merzouki and Yoann Tivoli

Props construction Samuel Chenier

Production

Producer Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Co-producers Festival Montpellier Danse 2012 ; Scène nationale de l’Oise (préfiguration) Théâtre du Beauvaisis / Beauvais, Espace Jean Legendre / Compiègne ; Espace Albert Camus - Bron ; Les Gémeaux Sceaux / Scène Nationale ; La Rampe et La Ponatière, scène conventionnée – Echirolles
With the support of the Centro Coreografico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro

Season 2014-2015

  • November 12 France - Herblay - Théâtre Roger Barat, Herblay
  • November 16 Switzerland - Fribourg - Fondation Nuithonie, L’Equilibre
  • November 18 France - Le Perreux-sur-Marne - Centre des Bords de Marne
  • November 22 France - Mende - Théâtre municipal
  • November 26 Belgium - Charleroi - Palais des Beaux-Arts
  • December 2-3 France - Châlons-en-Champagne - La Comète, Scène nationale
  • December 5 France - Bar-le-Duc - ACB, Scène nationale
  • December 9 Italy - Carpi - Teatro Comunale
  • December 13 France - Alfortville - Pôle culturel
  • March 13-14 Canada - Victoria - The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society - Dance Victoria
  • April 10-11 Canada - Vancouver Playhouse
  • April 14 Canada - Vernon - Performing Arts Centre
  • April 21 USA - Stanford - Memorial Auditorium - Stanford University

Season 2013-2014

  • October 31 I taly - Mestre - Teatro Toniolo
  • November 2nd Italy - Legnago - Teatro Salieri
  • November 5-8 France - Maubeuge - Le Manège, scène nationale
  • November 13 France - Petit Quevilly - Théâtre de la Foudre, scène nationale
  • November 19-23 France - Créteil - Maison des Arts
  • November 26 France - Le Blanc-Mesnil - Le Forum, scène conventionnée
  • Nov. 29 to Dec. 1st France - Nanterre - Maison de la Musique
  • December 3 and 4 France - Quimper - Théâtre de Cornouaille, scène nationale
  • December 6 and 7 France - Rennes - Le Triangle - 35èmes Rencontres Trans Musicales

Season 2012-2013

  • January 18 - 20 France - Suresnes - Théatre Jean Vilar - Festival Suresnes Cité Danse
  • January 30 - February 2 France - Bron - Espace Albert Camus
  • February, 5 France - Compiègne - Espace Jean Legendre
  • February, 9 France - Château-Arnoux Théâtre Durance
  • February, 16 France - Clamart -Théâtre de Clamart
  • February, 19 Italy - Carpi - Teatro Comunale
  • February, 21 Italy - Vicenza - Teatro Comunale
  • February, 23 Italy - Siena - Teatro dei Rinnovati
  • February 26 - March 2 Israel - Herzlyia - Performing Arts Center
  • March, 4 Israel - Beer Sheva - Performing Arts Center
  • March, 5 Israel - Haifa - Auditorium, Rapaport Hall
  • March, 6 Israel - Jérusalem - Jerusalem Theater
  • March, 13 France - Caluire - Le Radiant
  • March, 21 France - Echirolles - La Rampe
  • March, 24 France - Pantin - Théâtre au Fil de l’Eau
  • March, 26 - 27 France - Bray Dunes - Salle Dany Boon
  • March, 30 France - Sainte-Maxime - Le Carré
  • April, 5 France - Villejuif - Théâtre Romain Rolland - Biennale du Val-de-Marne
  • April, 10 France - Beauvais - Théâtre du Beauvaisis
  • April, 18 - 21 France - Sceaux - Les Gémeaux - Les rendez-vous chorégraphiques

Season 2011-2012

  • June, 29 - 30 France - Montpellier – L’Agora – Festival Montpellier Danse 2012
  • July, 4 Italy - Festival de Ravenna