Bala Funk

Dance Performance and Conversation by Smaïl Kanouté

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Capoeira, passinho and voguing are three languages of movement and socio-cultural phenomena that intersect and mutually inspire one another, all of them born in reaction to systems of oppression.

Choreographer Smaïl Kanouté invites two performers of Brazilian descent to this show to explore that legacy of identity and protest and to invent together a new space for celebration and resistance.

Smaïl Kanouté returns to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to the world premiere of his new work Bala Funk, a co-produced performance by CAM.

Image: nasci019 © balleturbanofotografia



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Smaïl Kanouté – Choreographer
Jhordan Lunarte, Nala Revlon, Smaïl Kanouté – Dancers
Moustapha Ziane – Artistic collaborator
Olivier Brichet – Scenography and lighting
Julien Villa & Paul Lajus – Sound Designer
Baptiste Barthel – Lighting director
Compagnie Vivons! - Production




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