Hélio (2022)

Renan Martins' newest creation - Hélio - is an ode to the life of Helio Martins de Souza, Brazilian ballroom dancer and maternal grandfather of the choreographer.

Working with the themes of authenticity, originality and appropriation, Renan Martins sets up the challenge to work with the 50 year old music piece Drumming, by American composer Steve Reich. As if in a inner expedition, he moves through a personal archive of folk, social and popular dances as he dialogues with his own experience as a dancer in Europe for the past 15 years. 

Choreography and performance

Renan Martins

Choreographic Assistant

Helena Araújo

Dramaturgy 

Ana Rocha

Costumes 

Nina Botkay

Production

Sekoia Artes Performativas

Support

Bolsa de Criação - O Espaço do Tempo/BPI – Fundação “la Caixa”

Armazém 22 

Residencies

O Espaço Do Tempo

Quinta do Paço 

Centro Coreográfico Heidelberg

Armazém 22

Dates

4, 5 February 2022 Premiere

Armazém 22, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal