Photographs: © Wonge Bergmann, José Caldeira

New Creation 


by Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Rua

How to stay in movement, when the political and social situation in one’s country appears to paralyze everything like a poisonous fog; when hounding and hatred seem to disunite, split and suffocate freedom and solidarity, equality and democracy?

Over the course of the last two decades the Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão has revolutionized Hip Hop by interweaving styles and postures of Urban Dance with contemporary dance principles. His choreographies are urban and political dances which are also characterized by a physical vehemence and a deep understanding of music and space. Jair Bolsonaro's resounding election victory in 2018 left many perplexed, but it did not surprise Bruno Beltrão. His previous creation Inoah (2017) already seemed to predict this societal shift. The movement material negotiated indissoluble conflicts and violent social contradictions in a nearly pleading manner; as an urban battle between solidarity and excess.  In this new creation, he makes a powerful and touching work that bears witness to his country’s condition - a society in the grip of ultra-right forces.


CREDITS

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
Leandro Rodrigues
Antonio Carlos Silva

Lights
Renato Machado

Costumes
Marcelo Sommer

Music
Lucas Marcier / ARPX 
Jonathan Uliel Saldanha 

Video
Eduardo Pave

Electrician
Sineir

Production 
Grupo de Rua 

in collaboration with 
Something Great 

Co-produced by
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
Charleroi Danse
Le Maillon - Théâtre de Strasbourg
Cité Musicale-Metz


Management and Distribution 
Something Great 

Commissioned by the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm  within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses in Germany