Bruno Beltrão


Portrait of Bruno Beltrão

Born in 1979, Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão mixes different styles of urban dance within a context of conceptual theater to create abstract choreographic landscapes. In 1996, he founded the Grupo de Rua de Niterói with Rodrigo Bernardi. At first, they dedicated themselves to dance competitions and appeared in festivals and on television. As the collective evolved in the world of hip-hop, they became less interested in transposing street dance techniques to the stage: Hip-hop had to go beyond the limits of its own definition. In 2001, the premiere of the duo From Popping to Pop took place in Copacabana — this was the official beginning of Beltrão's career on the Rio de Janeiro stage, and it marked a turning point for the choreographer, who developed a personal vision of the dance he practiced. The artist was programmed at the Festival d'Automne in Paris in 2005 with H2, and then returned for four more performances, with H3 in 2008, CRACz in 2013 with Grupo De Rua, and finally in 2018 with Inoah.

Photo : © Grupo de Rua