22. Istanbul Theater Festival: Pixel
03 December 2018 - 20:30 - 04 December 2018 - 20:30 - Turkcell Stage

Lasts app. 70’; no intermission.
After the Play: Q&A with dancers (3 December)


  • Co-produced by: Maison des Arts de Créteil, Espace Albert Camus in Bron 
  • With the support of: Compagnie Adrien M / Claire B 
  • Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki 
  • Concept: Mourad Merzouki, Adrien M / Claire B 
  • Digital Production: Adrien Mondot & Claire Bardainne 
  • Music: Armand Amar (Sarah Nemtanu, violin / Julien Carton, piano / Nuria Rovira Salat, vocal / Additional Music: Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen, viola / Drum Programming: “Les Plocks”, Artback Society: Stéphane Lavallée & Julien Delaune / Recording, Mixing, Sound Design: Vincent Joinville / Modular Synthesizer: Martin Fouilleul
  • Assistant of the Choreographer: Marjorie Hannoteaux 
  • Artists: Antonin Tonbee Cattaruzza, Elodie Chan, Aurélien Chareyron, Yvener Guillaume, Amélie Jousseaume, Ludovic Lacroix, Ibrahima Mboup, Julien Seijo, Paul Thao, Sofiane Tiet and Médésséganvi Yetongnon known as Swing
  • Light Design: Yoann Tivoli, Nicolas Faucheux (Assistant) 
  • Stage Design: Benjamin Lebreton 
  • Costume Design: Pascale Robin, Marie Grammatico (Assistant) 
  • Paintings: Camille Courier de Mèré & Benjamin Lebreton 

The 22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival is proud to host a spectacular performance that pushes the boundaries of light and dance! Directed by Mourad Merzouki, one of the most influential figures of the hip-hop scene since the early nineties, PIXELopens a window between hip- hop and video art. The result is a breathtaking choreography and imagery. Merzouki has produced various performances fusing hip-hop with circus acts, martial arts, and visual arts.

He has created a hybrid dance language with a multi-disciplinary approach while retaining the social and geographical roots of this dance movement. His company, Compagnie Käfig has reached one-and-a-half million viewers at three thousand performances in sixty countries in the last twenty years. In PIXEL, dancers start to move within the virtual landscapes of the 3D-digital set. The synthetic world of digital projections interacts with the reality of dancers, fusing body and images to create a poem and imagery.

The National Choreography Center of Créteil and Val-de-Marne / Käfig Company directed by Mourad Merzouki is funded by the Ile-de-France Regional Cultural Affairs Off ice - Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Val-de-Marne Department and the City of Créteil. It receives the assistance of Institut français for its international tours.

Category 1 - 225.00 TL
Category 2 - 168.00 TL
Category 3 - 134.50 TL
Category 4 - 101.00 TL
Category 5 - 78.50 TL
Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.