Bruno Beltrão Inoah
With his company Grupo de Rua, based in Rio de Janeiro, Bruno Beltrão has been developing, since the 1990’s, choreographic work of a rigorous, jubilant nature using urban dance as its departure point. His latest work, Inoah, sees him once again transposing the techniques of street dance for the stage.
Onstage, we might see the top of a head anchored in the ground, a forwards sprint going backwards, or the vertical axis of a bust extending horizontally. In the work of Bruno Beltrão, the various inversions and diversions applied to the onstage bodies could be seen as attempts at countering the normalising forces at work in our systems of thought. His work has given rise to some of the most astonishing experiments in the choreographic field in the last fifteen years. It is characterised by a passionate, subtle deconstruction of the codes of hip-hop dance, which the artist continues to enhance and investigate. In Inoah, his latest creation, ten dancers entice us with a fascinating choreographic composition made up of convergences and explosions in the space, on the border between the gentle and the menacing. Beyond its breathtaking virtuosity, Inoah translates the ambivalent nature of relationships between individuals.
Running time : 50 min.
Artistic direction, Bruno Beltrão
With Bruno Duarte, Cleidson De Almeida « Kley », Douglas Santos, Igor Martins, Joao Chataignier, Leandro Gomes, Leonardo Laureano, Alci Junior Kpuê, Ronielson Araujo « Kapu », and Sid Yon
Lighting design, Renato Machado
Costumes, Marcelo Sommer
Music, Felipe Storino
Executive production for the French tour by Festival d’Automne à Paris
A coproduction with Kampnagel (Hamburg) ; Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf) ; HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden ; Mousonturm (Frankfurt) ; Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) ; Festival de Marseille - danse et arts multiples
In association with Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris for performances at CENTQUATRE-PARIS
With support from Adami
First performed on 27 June 2017 at Silo as part of the Festival de Marseille