Deborah Colker and her company of “exceptional” dancers (The Guardian) return to the UK with their latest work, Cruel.
Colker’s work is renowned across the world for the incredible skill and concentration it demands of her Brazilian dancers. Not only do they move with feather light grace and precision, but also with a touch of daring acrobatics and athleticism which leaves audiences astounded and exhilarated. It’s this ability to combine the passionate with the sublime which makes a performance by Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker a truly unforgettable experience.
“Vibrantly mixing modern dance, gymnastics and circus thrills, the Company were on to a winning formula with their British debut”
The Sunday Times
After the Dance Consortium tour, Cruel will visit Glasgow Theatre Royal, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen and Barbican Theatre. (Scottish dates supported by Scottish Arts Council)
The embryo of what would be Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker was born in 1993, in the dancehalls of a club called Casa do Minho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Deborah used to teach. She debuted in the Dance Panorama of Rio and in 1994 her Company was introduced to the public at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro at the Globo in Movement Festival, in a double program with Momix Dance Group.
In 1995, as a result of their hard work and talent the Company earned an exclusive official sponsorship from Brazilian State Oil Company Petrobras – which has allowed them to take off on soaring flights of creation and establish a solid name for herself and her company in the world dance panorama.
Being able to develop their work in their headquarters, the company has been working hard to build new languages in dance, by means of surprising scenic elements and thus confirming her contemporaneity, mixing dance technique with the everyday themes.$0$0Over the years, the company has staged performances in France, Germany, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Portugal, Argentina, Canada, United States, Japan, Holland, Singapore, New Zealand, Macao and Ireland.