Alice Ripoll


As part of Projeto Brasil

Mon 13.06. 11:00 + Tue 14.06. 20:00

“How is your vibe, how is your pulse, how do you move?”, the young choreographer, dancer and actress Alice Ripoll asks and takes the “Passinho”, the latest dance trend, from the Baile Funk metropolis Rio de Janeiro to the stage. Together with ten energetic young dancers from the suburbs of Rio, all of them experts for this vital mix of Break Dance, Samba and Locking as well as folkloristic elements from Frevo and Pagode, she creates an exuberant and humorous piece. YouTube videos spread the Passinho all over the continent and inspire the battles where the virtuoso steps and the perfectly synchronized group formations compete with each other.

In spite of all this pop Alice Ripoll goes deeper as well. Where street dance also includes the poses of “machismo” and “sexismo”, the dancers also topple this supposed safety – besides the explicit straight, queer positions also find their way into the scenery without interrupting the irresistible flow with a “wagging gender finger”. The “young chronists of everyday life” as Alice Ripoll lovingly calls her dancers in this furious battle show that everything that counts finds it expression. For only he who moves can change something. Suave, which in Portuguese means tender, finally is a statement of being alive!

Duration: 50 Min. 

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Artistic direction: Alice Ripoll; Dance: Gabriel Tiobil Dançarino Brabo, Gbzinho Dançarino Brabo, Marcos Guedes, Nyandra Fernandes, Pablo Poison, Rodrigo Ninja Hattrick, Romulo Galvão, Sanderson Dançarino Brabo, Thamy Dançarina Braba, Vnzin Elite da dança; Artistic assistance: Alan Ferreira; Music: DJ Vinimax; Costumes: Paula Stroher; Lighting: Andrea Capella; Tour Management: Trio Carioca Produções. Supported by Em Branco Acervo Contemporâneo, co-produced by Festival Panorama 2014 / Cariocas na Cidades das Artes. PROJETO BRASIL is a mutual project by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt/M. and tanzhaus nrw, supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, endorsed by Goethe-Institut, in co-operation with Serviço Social do Comércio de Sao Paulo.