Joao Paulo Dos Santos: Contigo - T468991558UK Premiere. Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta and circus artist Joao Paulo dos Santos created Contigo as a commission for the Avignon Festival. Using one of the more unusual and most dramatic pieces of circus equipment - the Chinese pole, they tell a heart-stopping story about anger and loneliness. Joao trained at Chapito, the Lisbon circus school, and at the Rosnay Circus school in France. He has worked with Philippe Genty and is a member of the Cheptel Aleikum circus collective. Rui Horta danced with the Gulbenkian Ballet, and for eight years in New York. He formed his own Frankfurt-based company, S.O.A.P., which performed all over the world including several visits to The Place in London. His dance works feature in the repertory of Cullberg Ballet and Netherlands Dance Theatre among others, and he staged Ola Kala for the renowned French aerial circus group Les Arts Sauts. A compelling hour of artistry, strength and physical risk-taking.
|22 Jan 10 to 23 Jan 10||Royal Opera House, West End :: V377|
listing details L0519561351
Peut-Etre - T1024220574Chinese-pole acrobat and video artist Joao Paulo dos Santos teams up with roller-skating musician Guillaume Dutrieux in this exciting exploration of different artistic worlds, horizontal and vertical, visual and sonic, real and virtual. There's beauty and physical risk-taking, superbly accomplished circus artistry and stunning video imagery, all prompted by a live, Miles Davies-like soundscore played in and around the action. The duo was a prize-winner at the 2004 Jeunes Talents Cirque, France's most important showcase for new circus performers, and subsequently Joao together with celebrated Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta, was invited to create a solo show for the 2006 Avignon Festival. Trained as a jazz musician, Guillaume Dutrieux has composed scores for theatre and circus, and toured with various reggae, salsa, jazz and funk music ensembles. UK Premiere. Running time 50 mins with no interval.Performer Joao Paulo Do Santos. Performer Guillaume Dutrieux.
|17 Jan 08 to 19 Jan 08||Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732|
listing details L0678935056
|17 Jan 08 to 19 Jan 08||Laban Theatre, Outer London :: V342|
listing details L620970156