Hip-hop and urban cultures are coming to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris in the coming months, starting this weekend with a dialogue between choreographer Mourad Merzouki and paintings and sculptures, the institution announced.
Saturday and Sunday, twenty dancers will offer Choreographic Impromptus, extracts from shows by the choreographer, a world figure in hip-hop, in different areas of the museum, “from the main nave to the Fumoir – exceptionally open to the public –, from the clock room in the Degas room,” indicates a press release from the museum. The different performances will take place between 2 and 6 p.m.
The public is also invited to a “participatory ball, in the heart of the nave”. This project is presented as part of the Cultural Olympiad, set up until the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris to bring art and sport into dialogue, while breaking, an art from hip-hop culture , is one of the new disciplines of the Olympic Games.
Before the Games, the museum will notably welcome the artist mixing hip-hop and contemporary dance Amala Dianor in January, the musical ensemble Les Apaches associated with free-runner Simon Nogueira and dancer Andrea Catozzi for a show combining music and street art in February or a performance by the FAIR-E collective (hip-hop) in April.