Art Alert: Hip-hop troupe Danser Casa to perform in Cairo's Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

The hip-hop dance group is inspired by the youth of Casablanca and their vibrant energy

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Danser Casa, a dance performance (Photo: part of promotional material)

A Danser Casa will performance take place as part of Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-Caf) 18 April at the American University in Cairo's Falaki Theatre.

The performance is a coproduction between France and Morocco and is choreographed by Mourad Merzouki and Kader Attou featuring eight dancers: Ayoub Abekkane, Mossab Belhajali, Yassine El-Moussaoui, Oussama El-Yousfi, Aymen Fikri, Stella Keys, Hatim Lamar, and Ahmed Samoud.

Danser Casa is a hip-hop dance routine centered on the city of Casablanca and the vital energy and intense emotion of Moroccan youth.

The piece is “built around dancers who want to burst out of their confines and transition from the street to the stage,” the performance description reads.

“Danser Casa is about the artistic challenge of an artist, about what can be done with these bodies, this energy, this history and this culture.”

The dance was put together like a collage over a year long process where the dancers exchanged their experiences and brought parts of their styles into the work.

After premiering in France in June 2018, the performance toured France, Germany and Morocco.

Thursday 18 April, at 8pm
Falaki theatre, 24 Falaki Street, Downtown Cairo

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