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Compagnie Kafig


Friday, February 14, 2014 8:00PM
Power Center

Compagnie Kafig
Please call the ticket office at (734) 764-2538 for up to date sales information.








Artistic director Mourad Merzouki is at the forefront of the international hip-hop dance scene. Käfig’s sensational double bill of Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Mourad and 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their individual stories about life in the favelas (Brazilian shanty towns) and their determination to make something of themselves inspired Mourad to create two heart-stopping works that showcase the young Brazilians’ irresistible cocktail of athletic samba, hip-hop, and capoeira dance styles, highlighting astonishing acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity.


New this season! As part of our focus on dance in 2013-2014, a small set of tweet seats will be available at each dance performance, including the Friday, February 14 performance of Compagnie Kafig. Tweet seats are seats in which tweeting about the performance is permitted during the event. Interested in trying out a tweet seat? Call the UMS Ticket Office at 734.764.2538 or visit the Michigan League ticket office to order.