Compagnie KÄFIG

Cartes Blanches

2016 Production

An anniversary performance, celebrating in movement 20 years of history.

Cartes Blanches was created for the company’s 20th anniversary (1996-2016). It was designed to be a friendly meeting place for several dancers who have defined Käfig’s history. The show is set in a cozy living room with period furniture and the artists join one another on stage to relate an extraordinary adventure, through the memory of bodies and in total simplicity. Mourad Merzouki has used this anniversary to look back down the road he has traveled and pay tribute to those who experienced it with him.


"Human and full of humor, the sextet goes far beyond the occasional show." Danser Canal Historique

"Twenty years of research, a bold maturity, a contagious desire to share." Télérama Sortir

"Great poetry and great virtuosity." Paris-Art

Artistic team

Artistic direction and choreography Mourad Merzouki
Artists (alternating) Yann Abidi, Rémi Autechaud, Kader Belmoktar, Brahim Bouchelaghem, Sabri Colin, Rachid Hamchaoui, Hafid Sour
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli, assisted by Nicolas Faucheux
Music Armand Amar
In collaboration with Hugo Gonzalez-Pioli for the title « Barock »
And with AS’N for the title « Freestyle »
Sound engineering Vincent Joinville
Stage design Mourad Merzouki, in collaboration with Yoann Tivoli
Costume design Emilie Carpentier


Executive producer Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig