Compagnie Käfig | Dance Center of Columbia College | Dance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Feb. 20-22 2014
Price: $26
Columbia College continues its hip-hop crush this week with "B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements," the second installment of its B Hip-Hop series. Like "B-Fresh" last October, "B-Real" is serious about critiquing unbridled masculinity in hip-hop. Fortunately, it's also serious about B-boys and the streets they break on. Some of those streets are in Rio, where Lyon-born choreographer Mourad Merzouki recruited Compagnie Käfig, the Brazilian crew who headline the festival. Merzouki is the rare choreographer who excels in many forms—a sweet deal in hip-hop. His multifaceted dances effortlessly combine breaking and popping and locking with older traditions like mime, circus, samba, and capoeira, a Brazilian dance with aerial flips and spinning butterfly kicks. He melds hip-hop techniques into a new form of contemporary theater. Continue reading >>



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