For one night, Piazza Luini will be the incandescent backdrop for Ta Fête. A Cypher ritual, a unique and original event, to the rhythms of hip-hop, created by Turkish-born Basel choreographer Muhammed Kaltuk who directs five dancers from his Company MEK.
The Oxford Dictionary defines the word cypher as a secret or masked way of writing a code. But cypher can also mean a circle or the number zero. With the birth of hip-hop, this word was used to refer to a freestyle dance jam where an open circle is created with people dancing around the center. A live dj-set accompanies the improvisations performed by a series of dancers moving to a dizzy mash-up of Kaltuk’s most recent creations: Father Politics, FivE e Man Up, three works that have a strong social and political impact.