Solo for Two - T152487084British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu has spent half his life in Brazil and the other half in Britain. Solo for Two explores his dual identity, formed in between different cultures and dance languages. Two dancers, a man and a woman, two sides of the same coin, are caught in a struggle to find their place in the world. In an interactive environment, a little robot called ?Macheba' both interacts with and observes the dancers, mirroring and absorbing our human identities.
|23 May 18 to 24 May 18||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
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A Thread - T1783231109A Thread is a delicate but emotional dance work where there is palpable tension in the relationship between the body and the space. The international cast of dancers perform with heavy objects, counterbalanced with lightweight martial-arts poles and sheets of metal to repel and react to the choreographic movement and question the nature of man's harmony.Producer Natalie Richardson (for Konzept Arts & Ideas). Producer Joao Federici (associate producer - Brazil). Director Jean Abreu (assistant director). Choreographer Jean Abreu. Costume Abdul Hamid. Choreographer Wai Shun Poon (assistant choreographer). Music Heinali. Lighting Lee Curran. Performer Maria Fonesca. Performer Stephen Moynihan. Performer Rosana Ribeiro. Performer Yuyu Rau. Performer Lewis Wilkins.
|4 Nov 16||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
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|7 Apr 16||The Edge Arts (formerly the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA)), Bath :: V1031|
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Blood - T994916148In a captivating multi-sensory experience that goes beyond dance, Jean Abreu's new work is a celebration of the strange beauty of life where one man's scientific exploration of his flesh and blood that leads him in search of the composition of his soul.Lighting Michael Mannion. DramaturgLootie Johansen-Bibby. Other Mirko Arcese (software artist). Other Luca Biada (software artist). Music Paul Wolinski. Costume Richard Nicoll.
|25 Jan 14||Rich Mix, Outer London :: V0478944234|
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Inside - T01637968709Brazilian-born, London-based choreographer Jean Abreu presents a reworked 'choreographer's cut' of his dance theatre piece Inside.
|9 Nov 11||Harrow Arts Centre, Outer London :: V310|
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O Lungo Drom/Dialogo - T01901442767A former Associate Artist at The Place and a Place Prize semi-finalist in 2004, Jean Abreu presents a compilation of works, including his latest commission for Swindon Dance, a duet with fellow Brazilian Paula Conduit. O Lungo Drom, Abreu’s breakthrough solo work, shows off his exceptional physical agility, expressing the search for identity and belonging in a world that is constantly on the move. In Dialogo dancer and musician test the relationship between sound and movement in an intimate duet.
|15 Apr 09||The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240|
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Alenda Solitude and Dialogo - T01707984315Rich Mix is hosting two dance pieces by Brazilian-born Jean Abreu, one of Britain’s most eagerly watched choreographers. Alenda Solitude is a solo piece created by Jean Abreu and devised together with outstanding performer Paula Conduit, linking the mystical world of myths and legends with present day reality to create a profound work that looks at our capacity to let go and change. Dialogo (Dialogue), a duet between Abreu and musician Anselmo Netto, investigates the intimate relationship between sound and movement in at attempt to expose the unseen, intuitive link between the two art forms. Jean was a founder member of Protein Dance, creating roles in 'Portrait' with Group & Duck, 'Publife' and 'The Banquet'. His skills as a dancer in contemporary, Latin American and martial art forms (Capoeira) inform his unique choreographic style giving it a feline grace, a sense of contained power and a razor sharp precision. His choreography deals sensitively and eloquently with modern day human concerns, and as such appeals to a broad range of ages and audiences. These two performances are supported by Arts Council England, East, DanceEast, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Swindon Dance. Jean Abreu is supported by The Hat Factory.Performer Alenda Solitude (solo). Performer Anselmo Netto (duet - Dialogo).
|20 Mar 09||General, Outer London :: V1087|
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Aequus/Dialogo - T1853513580Inspired by a visit to the Amazon rainforest, Aequus sees five dancers rediscovering the energy and cycles of nature in a breathtaking fusion of live music, movement and text. In Dialogo dancer and musician test the relationship between sound and movement in an innovative and intimate duet.
|27 Apr 07||The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240|
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Raizes - T294492627New programme of Brazilian-born dancer and choreographer [Jean Abreu] featuring live music. Latin dance and capoeira. A captivating and evocate journey into the heart of Brazilian culture.Performer Ponciano Almeida. Performer Letitia Pereira.
|15 Jul 06||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
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Fijis/Raizes - T0798505260Fijis is an intense journey inspired by the unique cultures and rituals of the Polynesian Islands, featuring live musicians, Brazilian Latin dances and Capoeira. Raizes is a captivating and evocative journey into the heart of Brazilian culture from a contemporary perspective.
|9 Jun 06 to 10 Jun 06||New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81|
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Fijis/Urge/O Lungo Drom - T6288506Brazilian Jean Abreu is one of the UK’s hottest young dancer-choreographers, and he’s already picked up a stack of awards including The Jerwood and Place Prizes with his latin inspired, sexy and powerful choreography. This triple bill will be Jean’s first major tour in his own right, and is one not to miss! Fijis delves into raw concepts of modern sexuality, human instinct and morality, all complemented by a specially commissioned score by John Metcalfe and a stunning lighting design. For Moving Parts Abreu is combining Fijis with his Place Prize commission and highly acclaimed duet, Urge, and his equally amazing solo piece O Lungo Drom. Trust us... this boy is going places!
|6 Apr 06 to 8 Apr 06||The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240|
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|25 Feb 06||mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146|
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