H3, U.S. Debut Tour
Part of 2009-2010 Performing Arts Season
“Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão … is set to inflict seismic shock waves upon the hip-hop world.” —Ballet World
Bruno Beltrão became an international sensation with choreography fusing hip-hop and
contemporary dance. His 9-member Grupo de Rua de Niteroi presents H3, his most complex and compelling work to date. In it, he unleashes astonishing duets and ensemble works that incorporate elements of krumping, popping, collisions, and floor-spins, but with a contemporary dance master’s conceptual and compositional orientation. The stage is wired to transform the sounds of the dancers’ shoes into samples for a pulsing electronic soundtrack. Moving beyond hip-hop lineages, H3 foregrounds Grupo de Rua’s idiosyncratic language, adding ambiguity, richness, and density of gesture to the exhilarating world of hip-hop movement.