Thursday 12 July
22:00 - 23:00: La Châtelaine
Friday 13 July
23:30 - 00:30: La Châtelaine
Saturday 14 July
23:30 - 00:30: La Châtelaine

Alice Ripoll (Brésil)


The strong and sensual movements of “Passinho,” best described as the confluence of samba and hip-hop, graced a stage in La Cité’s 2016 edition. The dance travelled far from the favelas it came from with the help of Brazilian choreographer Alice Ripoll. This year, she is back on the big stage with the second chapter of the explosive combo, entrusted in the hands of the same ten dancers of the dance troupe Suave.

With Cria (defined as “creating,” but also as “growing, guiding”), the choreographer explores “dancinha,” a derivative of passinho that blends funk with contemporary music while preserving every ounce of its torrid sensuality.

About Alice Ripoll

Alice Ripoll is a choreographer from Rio de Janeiro. Her work embrasses contemporary dance, urban dance styles form Brazil, performances and a piece for children. Currently she directs two dance companies: the REC dance company, since 2009, and the SUAVE's group, since 2014. Her shows have been performed in several festivals in Brazil, such as Panorama Festival, Bienal SESC de Dança, Dança Gamboa Festival, Ceará Dance Biennial and Trisca - Arts Festival for Children; and abroad: Kampagel - Internationales Sommerfestival, Zurich Theater Spetakel, Noordezon Performing Arts, Rencontres Chorégraphiques of Seine-Saint Denis in 2015; Projeto Brazil (in 4 cities in Germany: HAU in Berlim, Hellerau in Dresden, Tanzhaus in Düsseldorf and Mousonturm in Frankfurt ), Centre National de la Danse (Paris/France) and Festival da La Cité Lausanne, in 2016; Norrlandsoperan (Umea) in 2017; and Kunstenfestival de Arts, in 2018.



Director : Alice Ripoll

Dancers : Tiobil Dançarino Brabo // Kinho JP // VN Dançarino Brabo // Nyandra Fernandes // May Eassy // Romulo Galvão // Sanderson Rei da Quebradeira // Thamires Candida // GB Dancy // Ronald Sheik

Assistant Director | Sound Technician : Alan Ferreira

Manager : Rafael Fernandes

Lighting : Andréa Capella

Costumes : Raquel Theo

Funk Musical Direction : DJ Pop Andrade

Design | Illustration: Caick Carvalho

Video | Photos: Renato Mangolin


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