Lauded by the international press as the William Forsythe of Hip Hop, Bruno Beltrão returns to the Romaeuropa Festival with his company Grupo de Rua. Based in Niterói, the south-eastern frontier of Rio de Janeiro, he continues to envisage dance as a form of resistance and movement as a consciously and expressly political act. Indeed, his latest production seems to aspire to openly addressing the violent world around him, by responding through the language of choreography to the repressive practices of the Brazilian far-right led by Bolsonaro. Beltrão focuses his attention on the political reality of his homeland and in the process transforms his choreography into impulses of resistance and corporal energy.
Artistic Direction Bruno Beltrão
Assistant direction Gilson Cruz
With Wallyson Amorim, Camila Dias, Renann Fontoura, Eduardo Hermanson, Alci Junior, Silvia Kamyla, Ronielson Araújo ’Kapu’, Leonardo Laureano, Antonio Carlos Silva, Leandro Rodrigues.
Lights Renato Machado
Costumes Marcelo Somme
Music Lucas Marcier / ARPX
Set Design Anderson Dias
Photo © Wonge-Bergmann
Production Grupo de Rua
In collaboration with Something Great
Co-production Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Festival d’Automne à Paris & Centquatre, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Sadler Wells, Kampnagel, Onassis STEGI, Culturgest, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Romaeuropa Festival, Charleroi Danse, Le Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg, Cité Musicale-Metz
Distribution Something Great
Commissioned by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses in Germany
With the support of Goethe Institut