Merzouki gives us a show at the crossroads of arts, in which reality and illusion are flustered. Thanks to the 3D effects of digital artists Adrien M & Claire B, the movements of hip-hop dance mixed with circus arts find a new playground. In this universe in perpetual motion, the exalted gesture is constantly challenged, to better find itself. Amar’s musical creation reinforces the show’s lyricism, like a gentler invitation to this journey.
Pixel makes the audience travel and dream, but also surprises through the unique confrontation of hip-hop and digital arts, and through the poetical aspects of hip-hop dance.
A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, Merzouki works at the crossroads of many different disciplines: he adds circus, martial arts, fine arts, video and live music to his exploration of hip-hop dance. Without losing sight of the roots of hip-hop movement this multidisciplinary approach opens new horizons and reveals original outlooks.
The performance is presented in collaboration with Bærum Kulturhus and RAS. Supported by Institut francais de Norvège.
Artistic direction and choreography Mourad Merzouki
Concept Mourad Merzouki and Adrien M / Claire B
Digital production Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne
Music Armand Amar. (Violin, Sarah Nemtanu – Piano, Julien Carton – Vocals, Nuria Rovira Salat - Additional music, Viola: Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen - Drum programming "Les Plocks", Artback Society: Stéphane Lavallée and Julien Delaune - Recording, mixing, sound design, Vincent Joinville - Modular synthesizer, Martin Fouilleul)
Artists (alternating) Rémi Autechaud known as RMS , Rachid Aziki, Kader Belmoktar, Marc Brillant, Daravirak Bun, Antonin Tonbee Cattaruzza, Elodie Chan, Sabri Colin known as Mucho , Justin Gouin, Ibrahima Mboup, Julien Seijo, Maxim Thach, Paul Thao, Sofiane Tiet, Médésséganvi Yetongnon known as Swing
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli
Stage design Benjamin Lebreton
Costume design Pascale Robin
Producer Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Co-producers Maison des Arts de Créteil, Espace Albert Camus in Bron With the support of Compagnie Adrien M / Claire B
The Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig is funded by the Ile-de-France Regional Cultural Affairs Office - Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Val-de-Marne Department and the City of Créteil. It receives the assistance of Institut français for its international tours.