Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th December 2011

Le Grenat, Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan


Boxe Boxe

“When I practise boxing, it’s exactly the same feeling when I dance. There’s so much similarity – in rhythm, the rapport of the body, in the movement”

Mourad Merzouki, choreographer and founder of hip hop dance troupe Käfig Dance Company, has a background in boxing and martial arts, and even trained in a circus as a child. In his newest experiment, he merges  martial arts and hip hop.

Focusing on intricate footwork, whilst accentuating what he calls “the beauty of movement” with flowing fabrics or skin-tight boxing gear, and creative use of lighting, he juxtaposes the elegant, flowing notes of Ravel, Verdi, Mendelssohn, and Schubert with martial arts and gritty street dancing, with music performed live by an onstage string quartet.

Dynamic dancers and a  burlesque-like referee deliver crafty footwork and calculated kicks in this modern dance show fused with boxing and martial arts and a bit of of humour.


More info:
‪Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬
‪Avenue Général Leclerc‬
‪BP 90 327 – 66003 Perpignan cedex‬
‪Tel : 04 68 62 62 00‬
‪Email : info@theatredelarchipel.org‬



Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬

There is an exciting new addition to the Perpignan skyline. If you have been to Perpignan in the last few months you would have noticed a large construction along Avenue Général Leclerc and a giant concrete bubble. This bubble is ‬now‪ ‘the grenat,’ a large theatre space accommodating 1100 guests and the venue of the Théâtre de l’Archipel. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the theatre will bring a touch of prestige to the previously rundown edge of the city.‬

‪The new theatre and cultural precinct is designed to be an artistic & cultural hub for the city. Welcoming local and international artists, it is hoped the precinct will encourage a spirit of multiculturalism and social tolerance.‬

‪There is something for everyone in the season line-up including theatre, dance, circus, opera, classical & contemporary music, as well as a special programme for children. Some of the artists performing include Eric Cantona, Thomas Dutronc and Yael Naim. Ticket prices range from 11€ to 40€.‬

‪For ticket and performance information you can visit the theatre website: www.theatredelarchipel.org Here you will be able to read more about “the grenat” and take a virtual tour of the site.‬

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