Rio de Janeiro-based choreographer Alice Ripoll's celebratory film about the lives of her company’s dancers.
Alice Ripoll runs two dance companies, one of which is based in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. For her International Festival commission, she made a film during the pandemic with the dancers of this company within a share house ‘bubble’. The dancers’ movements are shaped by their environment and they in turn shape the environment with their bodies. Extremity of life in the favelas is manifest in the choreographic work and the film is ultimately a celebration of the dancers; their lives, bodies, music and movements.
Dancing in the Streets is a series of films from the streets of cities around the world. Edinburgh International Festival has commissioned four of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alice Ripoll from Rio de Janeiro, Omar Rajeh from Beirut, Gregory Maqoma from Soweto and Janice Parker from Edinburgh, to create short films with their dancers, responding to the past year and reflecting on their relationship with their home cities.
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Alice Ripoll Choreographer
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