How do we keep on moving when social and political conditions paralyse society like a suffocating fog? When hatred generates disunion and antagonism? When concepts such as democracy and solidarity lose their meaning? Bolsonaro's resounding election victory left many perplexed, but it did not surprise Bruno Beltrão. His previous choreography, Inoah, shown at Culturgest in 2018, already attempted to embody the violent contradictions tearing apart Brazilian society today. Tense as a storm, the urban dance battle staged by Beltrão bears witness to his country’s condition, existing between meeting and confrontation, hostility and solidarity, aggression and intimacy.
Over the last two decades, Bruno Beltrão has revolutionised Hip-hop dance, mixing urban dance styles and postures with principles and techniques used in contemporary dance. The result is a hybrid dance vocabulary, marked by virtuosity and fast movements, but also by the ingenuity of his choreographies. The vibrant energy of Grupo de Rua has charmed audiences throughout the world.
Grupo de Rua
In colaboration with
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Festival d’Automne à Paris & Centquatre, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Sadler Wells, Kampnagel, Onassis STEGI, Culturgest Lisboa, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Romaeuropa, Charleroi Danse, Le Maillon - Théâtre de Strasbourg, Cité Musicale-Metz
Commissioned by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm for the German Alliance of International Production Houses