Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

Born in Lyon, France, choreographer Mourad Merzouki is the artistic director of Compagnie Käfig, which he founded in 1996. Merzouki started learning martial and circus arts when he was seven years old. As a teenager, his discovery of hip-hop culture led him toward the dance […]

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Shantala Shivalingappa was born in Madras, India, and brought up in Paris, making her truly a child of both East and West. She grew up in a world filled with dance and music, initiated at a young age by her mother, dancer Savitry Nair. Over […]

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