DANCE; HIP HOP AND BAROQUE MUSIC

FOLIA

FOLIA
Folia
Folia
EXPLORING NEW WAYS

Folia will bring down the curtain on the 32nd Alt Empordanès festival. The show commissioned to open Les Nuits de Fourvière features the collaboration of the Castell de Peralada Festival in an original and captivating artistic proposal. Choreographer and stage director Mourad Merzouki, a leading figure in the hip hop movement of the 1990s, places his work at a crossroads of multiple disciplines. Based around urban dance, Merzouki (who has performed several times at the Mercat de les Flors) explores in Folia the popular rhythms of Italian tarantella with the musicians of Concert de l’Hostel Dieu, under the musical conception of Franck-Emmanuel Comte. In strength and number, they take over an unusual fusion of genres under the umbrella of sharing and generosity. “With Folia, I want to pursue what motivates me in all of my creations: taking risks, confrontation, dialogue with the other. On stage, musicians and dancers come together to give rise to a surprising encounter between Baroque music, hip hop rhythm and dance,” the stage director explains. Without losing sight of the roots of the movement, its social and geographical origins, this confrontation allows new horizons to be opened up in dance and innovative viewpoints to be attained. A journey from southern Italy to the New World, from the Baroque repertoire to electronic music. A last-night party with the gaze focused on new audiences.
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Artistic details

Mourad MERZOUKI, artistic direction and coreographer, with Marjorie HANNOTEAUX as assistant


Franck-Emmanuel COMTE - Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu and Grégoire DURRANDE, music creation
Benjamin LEBRETON with Quentin LUGNIER as assistant and Caroline ORIOT (peinture), Mathieu LAVILLE, Elvis DAGIER and Rémi MANGEVAUD (serrurerie), Guillaume PONROY(meniuserie), stage design

Yoann TIVOLI, light design
Pascale ROBIN, costumes musicians, with Pauline YAOUA ZURINI as assitant
Nadine CHARNIER, costumes dancers

Dancers
Nedeleg BARDOUIL, Salena BAUDOUX, Kader BELMOTKAR, David BERNARDO,
Marion BLANCHOT, Mélissa CIRILLO, Sabri COLIN, Joseph GEBRAEL,
Sofiane FELOUKI, Pauline JOURNE, Mélanie LOMOFF, Nassim MAADI, Anthony MEZENCE,
Manon PAYET, Kevin PILETTE and Yui SUGANO

Musicians
David BRULEY, Franck-Emmanuel COMTE, Reynier GUERRERO, Nicolas JANOT,
Nicolas MUZY, Heather NEWHOUSE (soprano), Florian VERHAEGEN and Aude WALKER-VIRY

Production Pôle en Scènes ·
Coproduction Les Nuits de Fourvière, Coreographic National Centerde Créteil and  Val-de-Marne/company Käfig
With the support of Caisse des Dépôts et de la Spedidam
A show with the partnership of Festival Castell de Peralada, headquarters of the première internacional of Folia.
Piece for 16 dancers and 8 musicians

DURATION 1H