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“The Roots”: Compagnie Accrorap in New York

Led by French hip-hop dance pioneer Kader Attou, Compagnie Accrorap brings “The Roots” stateside this winter. The 11-man show is a culturally inclusive blend of hip-hop, circus arts, and contemporary dance set to music ranging from Beethoven to electronica.

Compagnie Accrorap was founded in Saint-Priest, France in 1989 with the aim of creating new work based on acrobatics and street dance. Accrorap’s work tells the story of an international collective adventure: the concept of encounters is at the center of the company’s approach, enriched by its journeys to Palestine, Algeria, Brazil, Cuba, and elsewhere.