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The Roots – Kader Attou & Compagnie Accrorap

27. September 8:00 am


It’s a very personal story. How do I get up and off my sofa? Do I even want to? Or will I just sit here in the emptiness of my space, holding my head in my hands, trying to ban the ghosts in my head? For they are very much alive, these ghosts, dragging Brahms, Beethoven and electronic music into my space. And performing intricate Kathak steps, wild break dance moves and classical European dance motions. Do I watch their lonely movements or get up and join them? Kader Attou and his ensemble bring new expressions to contemporary dance and new horizons to the world of hip hop. Dancing is survival.

With generous support from the City of Düsseldorf, the Stiftung van Meeteren and the Institut Français

Abdelkader Attou, artistic direction, choreography
Olivier Borne, set design; Régis Baillet – Diaphane, music; Fabrice Crouzet, lighting design; Nadia Genez, costume design

Bruce Chiefare, Virgile Dagneaux, Erwan Godard, Adrien Goulinet, Mabrouk Gouicem, Kevin Mischel, Artem Orlov, Mehdi Ouachek, Nabil Ouelhadj, Maxime Vicente, Babacar Cisse

Production / Touring team
Régis Audrain, tour manager; Pierre Chabaud, sound; Denis Chapellon, light; Bertrand Perez, set

Produced by
CCN de La Rochelle /Poitou-Charentes, Kader Attou / cie Accrorap

La Coursive – Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, with the support of CHÂTEAUVALLON centre national de creation et de diffusion culturelles during creation residencies

Le Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle / Poitou-Charentes is supported by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC Poitou-Charentes, Conseil régional of Poitou-Charentes, Ville de La Rochelle, and by the Institut français when touring abroad.


27. September 8:00 am - 10:00 am
90 minutes, no break
Festival Marquee
Burgplatz, 40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 82 82 66 0