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Kader Attou - Compagnie Accrorap at The Joyce Theater

Part of French Highlights in January

French based company Accrorap, led by Kader Attou, performs The Roots, a visually striking work for eleven men,  at The Joyce Theater this winter (Jan 23 - 28).

In France, Kader Attou, director of the National Choreographic Center in La Rochelle,  is considered as one of the most skilled hip hop choreographer whose work is based upon the idea of sharing cultures and opening to the world.

His mesmerizing troupe combines hip hop, circus arts, and contemporary dance to thrilling effect, a combination embodied in this last piece The Roots, a visually striking work for eleven men. Spectacular and poetic, nostalgic and innovative, the dance looks backward as it glides forward. Set to music that varies from electronica to Brahms, The Roots delves into the origins of hip hop, but the stellar dancing is all about the future of this electric form.

“All the performers are marvelous in synchronization, skill and fearless exactitude.” – The New York Times

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Running time: 90 minutes, included 20 minutes-intermission

Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance

The performances at The Joyce Theater are part of a U.S. tour of The Roots, supported by Institut français, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and FUSED–French-U.S. Exchange in Dance program.

Feb 2 & 3: Boch Center Shubert Theatre presented by Celebrity Series, Boston, MA

Feb 6 at U.C., Santa Barbara, CA