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
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.
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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.