“This is raw energy … Shirts on or off, this is what dance is all about.” – The Daily Telegraph
This performance by Compagnie Käfig is made possible, in part, by an anonymous performance benefactor.
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.
3 pm | February 24
Graham Memorial 039
An Arts@TheCore event, this student-faculty panel will focus on thinking about borders as imaginary spaces that have real consequences for individuals as they traverse them, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Topics will include attempts to “humanize” imagined or artificial borders, research on global borders, and personal journey narratives.
Stephanie Griest (Creative Writing)
Susan Harbage Page (Women’s Studies)