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Bruno Beltrão

Rio de Janeiro I duration : 60'

Bruno Beltrão’s productions and the astonishing skills of his dancers, all from the favelas of Rio, roll back the limits of hip hop. Their latest highly committed show takes inspiration from the idea of walking and alludes to the long march faced by the world’s migrants.

Coproduction without borders
family shows early shows

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).

Practical information

Where ? Le Silo

35, quai du Lazaret, 2e
tel. 04 91 90 00 00 /

metro stop Joliette
tram 2 stop Arenc Le Silo
bike terminal n°2279 - 22 quai du Lazaret


Full price : 28€ (level 1) / 22€ (level 2)

Concessions : 20€ (level 1) / 15€ (level 2)

Under 26 : 10€

Under 12 : 5€


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Création 2017 Compagnie Grupo de Rua Niterói Direction artistique Bruno Beltrão Assistant à la direction Ugo Alexandre Production exécutive Tamara Catharino Danseurs Leozin Laureano, Olye Souza, João Chataignier, Kapu Araújo, Cley Almeida, João Victor Castro, Leandro Rodrigues, Leonardo Galvão, Douglas Santos, Nicolas Cabaneco, Bruno Duarte Création lumière Bruno Beltrão Administration Flávio Chame Kinésithérapeute João Alvarez Crédit photos Karla Karife

Coproduction Kampnagel (Hambourg) ; Tanzhaus (Düsseldorf) ; Hellerau (Dresden) ; Mousonturm (Francfort) ; Wiener Festwochen (Vienne) ; Festival de Marseille - danse et arts multiples

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