Leaving, staying a while, walking, opening up new pathways: the Grupo de Rua hip hop dancers, with their infectious energy, keep on dancing. Back and forth they go—even when the ground seems to turn into a river. The road they end up taking is still unpaved. “The migrant is a pioneer of an open world”, in the words of a French sociologist, and this was the starting point for Bruno Beltrão, who is well known for having pulverised the codes of hip hop, turning it into a more innovative mode of expression. Here, in response to the paths thousands of people take each day to build a better future for themselves, the choreographer—who yearns for a world where free movement would be a positive sign of change—has designed a procession-like performance that optimistically explores all the various facets of walking.
Co-production Festival de Marseille. Performance presented in collaboration with Theater der Welt (Hamburg) and Wiener Festwochen (Vienna).