Photograph: Inoah © Kerstin Behrend
Bruno Beltrão (born in 1979 in Niterói) is a Brazilian choreographer who uses urban dance styles and combines various influences, including hip hop, to form abstract choreographic landscapes. In 1996, he created “Grupo de Rua” with Rodrigo Bernardi, bringing hip hop dance out of the confines of its own definition. With Grupo de Rua, Beltrão has toured acclaimed theatres and festivals worldwide since 2002. Beltrão was awarded two times “The Bessies – New York Dance and Performance Awards”, first in 2010 for his piece “H3” and more recently (2020) for one of his latest works “Inoah”. His choreographies move between the extremes: meditation, fury, softness, strength, virtuosity, reflection. If one is expecting just one of these aspects, it may come as a deception.