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 an 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

 

Seamstress Artist

Eliana da Rosa Cabral

Lights

Luisa L’Abbate

Music

Drumming by Steve Reich

played by Colin Currie Group, Synergy Group Vocals & Colin Currie

Production

Sekoia Artes Performativas

Support 

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

Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg

Armazém 22/Kale Companhia de Dança

Residencies  

Inter-Actions Studio

O Espaço do Tempo

Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg

CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva

Armazém 22

Dates

27th January - short extract/try out 

Flux Festival, Heidelberg, DE

28th January - End of residency showing 

Choreographic Center Heidelberg, DE

4, 5 February 2022 Premiere

Armazém 22, Vila Nova de Gaia, PT