Reviews for Grupo de Rua de Niteroi

  1. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 29 August 2006Performance

    ‘It starts with half a minute of near perfection – a handful of dancers, revolving around on their heads, hands or shoulders’ 

  2. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 25 August 2006Performance

    ‘Plainly some found Beltrão’s pared-down aesthetic alienating. Walk-outs missed the climax, a cyclone of ensemble energy set to an infectiously rhythmic, pre-recorded instrumental. The beat was back and the audience revelled in it.’  

  3. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Alice Bain, Guardian, Friday 25 August 2006Performance

    ‘It’s where these men, no ordinary street dancers, are at: raw 21st-century expression, sullen and daringly obscure in parts, vivid and reassuring in others, and sometimes extraordinarily brilliant.’  

  4. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 22 August 2006Performance

    ‘Eduardo Hermanson’s entire body moves in a controlled series of tiny internal explosions, while Eduardo Reis looks like a Bruce Lee tribute act auditioning for the next Kylie Minogue tour. The way they converge over 20 minutes is a fascinating blend of comba… 

  5. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘So often throughout this 45-minute morass of archly conflicting narratives (complete with multiple TV screens and suchlike), looking at these terrifically talented performers, you want to grab Beltrão by the shoulders and simply yell: “For crying out loud, … 

  6. Grupo de Rua de Niteroi at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Alice Bain, Guardian, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance

    ‘This hip-hop is a toned, honed version of breakdance popping, not quite MTV choreography, not quite post-modern contemporary dance.’  

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