Art Happens


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Cia. SUAVE – Ten dancers explore all the possibilities of passinho, a viral and frenetic dance born in the favelas of Rio that lives on the sound of carioca funk. It is a joyful cocktail of urban dance styles with influences of break, popping, frevo (carnivalesque and acrobatic dance), samba, kuduro (Angolas urban dance fed by electro and traditional movements), … Suave is like a big frenzied sensual party, improvised with a burning and contagious energy.

The passinho dance is funny: it looks like a newborn calf fighting for its life and, at the same time, celebrating and playing around. It’s all a matter of flow, there is no mistake, no delay, no derailment, because what really matters is the way you do it: how is your vibe, how is your pulse, how do you move? The best thing for us to do is get our body moving hard without fear because then things start to happen. If you force it, whatever was meant to happen, does not happen, it lacks spontaneity. To create is to come up with new ways of creating. What could be a bigger challenge? Alice Ripoll confronts the energy, elasticity and inventiveness of the dancers she met in the favelas with her own training in contemporary dance, in a hybrid and unique choreography.

Creation: Alice Ripoll
With: Tiobil Dançarino Brabo, Kinho JP, VN Dançarino Brabo, Nyandra Fernandes, May Eassy, Rômulo Galvão, Sanderson Rei da Quebradeira, Thamires Candida, GB Dançarino Brabo, Ronald Sheick
Assistant and sound: Alan Ferreira
Light design: Andréa Capella
Costumes: Paula Stroher
Music: Dj Vinimax
Design: Daniel Kucera
Production: Rafael Fernandes
Special thanks to: Em Branco Acervo Contemporâneo
Co-production: Festival Panorama 2014 / Cariocas na Cidade das Artes
Diffusion: ART HAPPENS

DatePerformanceCity CountryOrganisation/Venue
19.05.2022SuaveSaint-Ouen (fr)Espace 1789
17.05.2022SuaveChoisy-le-Roi (fr)Théâtre Paul Eluard
05.12.2021SuaveMadrid (es)Centro Cultural Conde Duque
04.12.2021SuaveMadrid (es)Centro Cultural Conde Duque
09.02.2021SuaveChoisy-le-Roi (fr)Théâtre Paul Eluard
06.02.2021Suave  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Saint-Ouen (fr)Espace 1789
05.02.2021Suave  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Saint-Ouen (fr)Espace 1789
29.01.2021Suave  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Madrid (es)Centro Cultural Conde Duque
28.01.2021Suave  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Madrid (es)Centro Cultural Conde Duque
30.03.2019SuaveParis (fr)La Villette
29.03.2019SuaveParis (fr)La Villette
28.03.2019SuaveParis (fr)La Villette