COMPANHIA URBANA DE DANÇA | SONIA DESTRI (Brazil)
Check out video from the company's production of Suite Funk! A taste of the wonderful work you will see from Sonia Destri.
"(Eight) terrific guys mixing hip-hop and modern-dance moves in a totally satisfying work." -The New York Observer.
Sept. 22 & 23 • 7:30pm
Sept. 24 • 8:00pm
Sept. 25 • 3:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater
Bonus Event! Join us for a Community Conversation with the members of CUD and Sonia Destri after the Saturday evening performance!
Companhia Urbana de Dança
Artistic Director - Sonia Destri
Choreographed by Sonia Destri
Lighting Design by Dominique Palabaud
Johnny Britto, Miguel Fernandez,
Leonardo Galvão, Julio Rocha,
Gustavo Americo, Tiago Sousa,
André “Feijão” Virgilio and Bruno Williams
Companhia Urbana de Dança sees the power in possibilities - the intense energy that collects in the calm before the storm. Directed by Sonia Destri, this Brazilian dance group with roots in hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance consists of eight young dancers from the suburbs and favelas of Rio de Janeiro. With ID:ENTIDADES and the American Premiere of Chapa Quente, audiences will witness the next evolution of urban dance.
Incorporating Brazil’s cultural roots and the gritty real-world experiences of her dancers, Destri’s new choreographic language turns away from hip-hop’s grandstanding aspects toward something mysterious and richly complex. Named as one of Time Out New York’s “Top Ten” Dance programs of the past year, the electric talents of Sonia Destri and her dancers have attracted a rabid and rapidly growing fan base the world over.
This presentation of Companhia Urbana de Dança is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by SESC Rio and Espaço SESC Rio de Janeiro.