Seen now in about 30 countries around the world, Pixel is a roaring success and a mind-blowing mix of virtuoso hip-hop dance with cutting-edge digital projection. This production is a direct result of the creative dialog between choreographer Mourad Merzouki (Compagnie Käfig) and digital arts company Adrien M & Claire B. With never-before-seen stagecraft, dancers achieve aerial and acrobatic feats in a 3-D digital landscape that changes with their every movement; on ground that shifts beneath their feet, a wave suddenly rises up from the floor, a grid of dots shatters into a flurry of snow. The result is a breathtaking choreography, offering a glimpse into the exciting possibilities at the border of the virtual world.
By welcoming this show at Serendipity Arts Festival 2023, IFI & SAF wish to continue and enrich their long-term partnership of cross-cultural exchanges between France and India. This follows the signature of a major agreement last December between the two organisations and echoes some other collaborations on new media and digital arts (Terra Nullius/Nobody’s Land: Excavations from Image 3.0, 2022, and Fields of Forces, 2023).
Project by: Compagnie Käfig
Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki
Supported by: The Embassy of France, The French Institute in India, Alliance Française India, and produced by Aaron Fernandes Entertainment
Date: 19 December 2023
Time: 8 PM - 10 PM
Venue: Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir
Image credits: Benoîte Fanton