“This is raw energy … Shirts on or off, this is what dance is all about.” – The Daily Telegraph
Käfig’s sensational double bill Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki and 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their stories about life in the favelas—Brazilian shanty towns—and their determination to make something of themselves struck a profound chord with Merzouki and inspired him to create two heart-stopping works that showcase the young Brazilians’ dazzling virtuosity.
The company’s thrilling combination of hip-hop, capoeira, samba, electronic music and bossa nova culminates in a dance performance with astonishing acrobatic skills filled with energy and invention. Correria plunges us into a frantic, hectic race just like the one that governs our daily lives. Agwa is all about water—the most vital component of the human body, a precious natural resource to be preserved, and a symbol of renewal.