An electroshock, urgent and fiery.
A major figure in contemporary dance, Brazilian artist Bruno Beltrão has been developing his own breathtaking and virtuoso choreographic vocabulary since the early 2000s while endeavouring to deconstruct urban dance codes, and hip-hop in particular. Deeply rooted in our modern world, Inoah draws its initial impulse from a sentence in a book by French sociologists Marie Poinsot and Serge Weber: “The migrant is a pioneer of an open world.” Based on the figure of the migrant – the cursed soul of our times – Beltrão creates a gobsmacking dance piece. Ten young men occupy the stage, move around alone, in pairs of two or three without ever really becoming a group, as each performer constantly reassesses his relationship with the others, oscillating between temporary community and raw solitude. Sculpted by Renato Machado’s lights and cadenced by Felipe Storino’s music, the highly-tense constellation unfolds relentlessly for an hour, deeply challenging the audience’s emotions.