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Companhia Urbana de Dança

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Companhia Urbana de Dança

Christopher Duggan

Companhia Urbana de Dança

Alice Gebura

NAC Presentation

Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission.

Obstructed view seating available for sale at the NAC Box Office at 50% off the regular ticket price.

Companhia Urbana de Dança burns up the stage in an irresistible explosion of breakneck bravado, exuberant high-speed energy, and powerhouse athleticism. The multicultural Brazilian troupe is made up of young dancers led by classically trained choreographer Sonia Destri Lie, who deconstructs the thrilling kinetics of Rio de Janeiro street dance. Audacious, vigorous, vibrant – and highly inventive – the dancers seamlessly fuse together hip-hop, samba, capoeira, and contemporary dance. Their street-cred ferocity pumps with raw adrenaline and performances overflow with gritty, in-your-face physicality and heartfelt spirit to spare. Both set to pulsating scores by Brazilian composer Rodrigo Marçal, signature work ID: Entidades was inspired by the life stories of the company dancers, and Na Pista explores the joyful influence of pop culture and sizzling
social dance.

“Companhia Urbana de Dança promised a blend of hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance and
knocked the ball out of the park.”

Gia Kourlas, The New York Times


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