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Music by Vivaldi, Purcell, Westhoff, Playford, Moondog...

Musical conception and arrangements : Franck-Emmanuel Comte

Jérôme Oussou alternating with Mélissa Cirillo, hip-hop dance
Tiko, human beatbox
Mehdi Krüger, slam
Reynier Guerrero, violin
Aude Walker-Viry, cello
Ulrik Gaston Larsen, theorbo and guitar
Nicolas Janot, doublebass
David Bruley, percussions
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, clavecin

Bérénice Collet, staging direction
Mourad Merzouki, choreography
Christophe Waksmann, video creation
Pauline Vauchez, light creation
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, musical direction and conception

FugaCités is a meeting between baroque music and urban cultures imagined by Franck-Emmanuel Comte and designed by Bérénice Collet. Three poetic and interdisciplinary variations with multiple inspirations, a creative dialogue between the instrumentalists of the Concert de l'Hostel Dieu and three leading artists of urban cultures: Tiko (human beatbox), Mehdi Krüger (slam), Jérôme Oussou (hip-hop dance) choreographed by Mourad Merzouki.

Conceived during the confinement period as 3 short, independent forms, FugaCités is now a single show in 2 or 3 acts (depending on the chosen formula) lit by Pauline Vauchez and accompanied by Christophe Waksmann's video counterpoint. Each act highlights a particular cross-fertilisation, but the show as a whole features a number of bridges and interactions between the disciplines.


Combo 1 :
hip-hop dance + slam
Duration: 1h05
6 stage artists (+ 2 technicians)

Combo 2 :
hip-hop dance + beatbox
Duration: 1h05
7 stage artists (+ 2 technicians)

hip-hop dance + slam + beatbox
Duration: 1h30
9 stage artists (+ 2 technicians)




CLASSICAGENDA – 20/09/2021 Julien Bordas
"In the vein of his previous show Folia, [Mourad Merzouki] boldly combines scores by Vivaldi, Purcell and Playford with the talent of hip-hop dancer Jérôme Oussou. Oussou is even joined by the musicians in a sort of artistic role-play, and the audience is invited to join in the party."

BAROQUIADES – 24/09/2021 – Emmanuel Deroeux
"Arranged as a true quartet, the four musicians play as a true ensemble [...] Thanks in particular to Franck-Emmanuel Comte's arrangements, there is a real sense of symbiosis between the artists".

FRANCEINFO –  22/09/2021 – Lorenzo Ciavarini Azzi
"The baroque hip-hop symbiosis is almost self-evident."

CLASSICMAISPASHASBEEN – 24/09/2021 – Séverine Garnier
"The Concert de l'Hostel Dieu was in top form, showing off its flexibility and humour [...]".

EL PERIODICO DE ARAGON - 06/08/2023 - Javier Losilla
"In other words, we enjoyed a well-crafted show that was entertaining, theatrical and not without a sense of humour, in which Baroque compositions are combined with contemporary creations.

In co-production with Pôle En Scènes.
In partnership with Encore un Tour.


With the support of the Centre National de la Musique.

Avec le soutien de la SPEDIDAM

FugaCités inclusive version:
In partnership with La Rayonne, Le Phare (Notre-Dame des sans-abri), Cité scolaire René Pellet EREA.

With the support of the Fondation Saint-Irénée, the Fondation d'entreprise de la Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes, the Fonds Musical JM France pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse, Crédit Coopératif, Fiducial and the Fondation Rotschild.


22 May 2024

Le Phénix
FugaCités Trilogie

2 Jul 2024

Festes baroques
FugaCités combo

28 Jul 2024

Centre Musical International J.S. BACH
Saint-Donat sur l’Herbasse
FugaCités danse

8 & 9 Dec 2024

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