Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 by Brazilian choreographer Alex Neoral, Focus Cia De Dança has found huge audience success at home and abroad with its surging physicality and poetic depth. Neoral’s artistic approach is rooted in Brazilian tradition but is fiercely modern, blending ballet and contemporary techniques. Still Reich comprises four dynamic works choreographed to the propulsive music of the iconic American composer Steve Reich. Pathways is built on intricate duets; Trilas explores how everything can change in a moment; Wood Steps is inspired by nomadic life; and Keta shows the dancers working at maximum power and velocity. Packed with complex partnering and sculpted shapes, the fluent choreography drives a celebration of movement, sound, and rhythm.
Post-show talkback October 3
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Choreography – Alex Neoral
Dancers – Carolina de Sá, Cosme Gregory, José Villaça, Marcio Jahú, Marina Teixeira, Monise Marques, Roberta Bussoni
Music – Steve Reich
Costumes – Alex Neoral
Lighting – Binho Schaeffer
Production direction – Tatiana Garcias
Lighting operator – Anderson Ratto
Photos – Fernanda Vallois, Paula Kossatz
Focus Cia De Dança is sponsored by Petrobras.