Compagnie Kafig perform "Pixel." Laurent Philippe


Compagnie Käfig

Nov. 3
7:30 p.m.

Mourad Merzouki, the French choreographer and founder of Compagnie Käfig, merges the hyper-virtuosic bodies of his dancers with digital landscapes in Pixel, a transfixing piece. Digital artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne generated the synthetic world in which the dancers play: a stark, elastic theater of lines, which assemble into walls that pulse and expand, floors that crack, mountains that rise above crevasses, waves that roll, rain that falls, and creatures that chase. The movement meets the technological on its terms. The bodies are acrobatic, inquisitive, and able to create shapes that seemingly defy physical parameters. Stagecraft defines convention in this work.