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Get rowdy with Compagnie Käfig

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Get rowdy. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture is thrilled to present the first MIAC Live performance of the New Year – internationally acclaimed hip-hop dance company Compagnie Käfig.

The troupe will perform two highly entertaining pieces, AGWA (click here for video) and Correria, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

The party starts early at 7 p.m. in Cummings Art Gallery, when DJ ONYRC (Mercyhurst student Alan Abremek) mixes dubstep beats and Erie breakdancers show off their skills.

Compagnie Käfig, a company of 11 dancers in their teens and early twenties, is known for imaginative choreography filled with rhythms that give impetus to a dreamlike and sensitive universe. These charming young men, combined with the performances’ clever choreography, have thrilled audiences worldwide.

French choreographer Mourad Merzouki has made it his life’s ambition to transform hip-hop dance into a mainstream art form. Merzouki’s success is manifested in his acclaimed Compagnie Käfig, inspired from his encounter with young Brazilian street dancers in Rio de Janeiro.

This tour of Compagnie Käfig is made possible by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This show is sponsored by the Erie Reader. The 2013-14 Season is sponsored by Cumulus Media.

Tickets are $27 and $30 for adults; $24 and $27 for seniors; and $18 and $21 for students. For tickets, call the box office at 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.