You don’t really know rap until you see this fascinating medley of rap flows and moves.
Choreographer Radouan Mriziga has drawn inspiration form an old love: rap music. With seven young dancers he focuses on all the things that make rap unique: its rhythm, its flow, the statements and gestures. He tackles rap history in its entirety, from the grandmasters of the previous century to Kendrick Lamar today. Mriziga tries to capture the essence of a musical style that surpasses any trend and outlives generations by reinventing itself time and again.
“The seven dancers are a joy to watch, in all their abandon, diversity and colourful outfits. With choreographer Radouan Mriziga they have made a fascinating medley of rap flows and moves. Often without music, with the performers creating complex rhythms with their steps and quoting rhymes on top. This ‘naked’ approach uncovers the components of the genre AND emphasises the unique movement vocabulary.” – **** De Standaard
Radouan Mriziga (Morocco, 1985) attended a dance school in Tunisia and went on to study at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. Since 2014 he is supported by Nomadisch Kunstencentrum Moussem. Radouan has made three shows before 8.2: 55 (2014), 3600 (2016) and 7 (2017), in which he explores the relationship between dance and architecture and portrays mankind as a balancing act between intellect, body and spirit.
hetpaleis is a performing arts house for children, young people and artists based in Antwerp city centre. It is the biggest TYA company in the Benelux countries. hetpaleis creates, presents and organises theatre and dance productions, music performances, arts education workshops and other activities and intends to make these accessible to wide and super diverse audiences.
fABULEUS from Leuven produce dance and theatre shows. Its central focus is on artistic collaboration between talented young people and experienced artists. With their productions they target wide audiences of all ages, with a special focus on children and adolescents. In 2016 fABULEUS won the Ultima voor de Podiumkunsten, the culture prize awarded by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
Moussem Nomadisch Kunstencentrum is centred on artists with links to or an open attitude towards countries in the Middle East and North Africa. This centre for the arts targets a diverse urban audience and consciously integrates its activities into regular programmes by art houses in Flanders, Brussels and Europe.