We are Numeridanse : Mourad Merzouki
We are Numeridanse
Artists, companies, institutions, these structures bring to the platform their audiovisual heritage, their knowledge, their expertise in favor of the choreographic art. For the platform's 10th anniversary, it was important and necessary to put the contributors of Numeridanse in the spotlight!
In order to celebrate them and so that Numeridanse users get to know them better, we have invited our contributors to answer a series of questions about their works, their inspirations, their desire for collaborations, their creation anecdotes.
Discover these artists in the We are Numeridanse collection!
A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, Merzouki works at the crossroads of many different disciplines: he adds circus, martial arts, fine arts, video and live music to his exploration of hip-hop dance. Without losing sight of the roots of hip-hop movement – of its social and geographical origins – this multidisciplinary approach opens new horizons and reveals original outlooks. Since 1996, 30 creations have been performed in 700 cities and 65 countries, with more than 3,000 performances given for 1.7 million people. Since 2009, Merzouki is director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, where he created the festival Kalypso, a Parisian twin of his festival Karavel in the region of Lyon. In 2016, he is also appointed artistic director of Pôle en Scènes in Bron.
More information : http://ccncreteil.com/
After training in video editing, Tiffanie Deschamps made her debut in television. From the start, she never ceased to build bridges between her work as an audiovisual editor and her activities as light manager and assistant director for live shows with the Mac Guffin collective. Co-founder and co-director of the Théâtre de l'Uchronie in Lyon since 2013, she naturally comes to portray theatrical and choreographic pieces, and to tell the dance, in particular within the Maison de la Danse de Lyon and during cultural events such as the Lyon Dance Biennale.
Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne | EMKA
In June 2009, Mourad Merzouki was appointed director of the CCN de Créteil and Val-de-Marne (National Choreography Centre), where he has developed his vision of dance as “an open window on the world”. Since the creation of the Käfig Company in 1996, the choreographer has been able to expand the language of hip-hop by working at where multiple disciplines intersect: circus, martial arts, contemporary dance and more. His pieces are currently touring the world. Supported by the State and local authorities, the Centres chorégraphiques nationaux (CCN) promote the development of dance, both through the creative impulse of their directors-choreographers, but also by supporting choreographic artists of various styles, by presenting works and by raising public awareness of the art of dance.
Today there are 19 Centres chorégraphiques nationaux. The CCN de Créteil is one of the first to have been created, by Maguy Marin. Three of them are now run by hip-hop choreographers, in Créteil (Mourad Merzouki), La Rochelle (Kader Attou) and Rennes (FAIR-E collective).
Mourad Merzouki has been at the head of the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig since 2009. He is developing an artistic project that is both open to the world and rooted in the territory, transcending aesthetic, cultural and social boundaries. Tours, workshops, residencies, the Kalypso festival : there are many opportunities to discover and celebrate hip-hop dance, an art form that has become, in over 30 years, a strong marker of the cultural identity of our heritage.
We are Numeridanse
Artistic direction / Conception : Numeridanse
Additionnal music : "Alive Inside" - Reaktor
Video conception : Ladydinde
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse
Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces
Dance to exist
Why do I dance ?
Animal Kingdom, participant's words
Noé Soulier Rethinking our movements
The national choreographic centres
The Dance Biennale
40 years of dance and music
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
Yield Variations on dissuasive urban furniture
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
A Numeridanse Story
30 YEARS OF GRENADE
Meeting with literature
Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.
When reality breaks in
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Genesis of work
A dance show is created in multiples steps between the enunciation of an initial desire which launch the project and the first representation. This parcours presents diff