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Tickets: £5. Over-18s. Tickets available on the door.

About this event

For our summer Late join us for a special celebration of contemporary Brazil guest curated by award-winning choreographer Jean Abreu.

For one evening the Horniman’s atmospheric galleries will become a labyrinth in which to discover dance, music and film featuring artists from Brazil and the UK. The journey will continue in the gardens with surprising pop-up performances and street art. Food and bars will be available.

Music and dance performances by Jean Abreu Dance

Inspired by his latest project A Thread, Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu takes over the Horniman galleries with a series of music and dance promenade performances, turning them into an immersive labyrinth. Visitors become treasure hunter and puzzle solvers as they find their own path around the museum.

Digital installations by Luca Biada

Italian digital artist Luca Biada from Fenyce will create specially commissioned video projections and an interactive digital app to help you navigate the spaces.

Theatre performance by Diogo Sales

Actor Diogo Sales will perform a piece of physical theatre based on the powerful text of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

Interactive performance by Fernanda Prata and Ben King

An English and a Brazilian performer share their personal and cultural identity with the audience and each other. The audience are in control of what they see as they will be free to select and change the music as they wish. Nós is inspired by the Tropicália movement where artists such as Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso would feed off of artists of different cultures, digesting their work like a cultural cannibalism, allowing it to influence their own work.

Film screenings by Allan Ribeiro

Watch film excerpts by Brazilian director Allan Ribeiro -This Love that Consumes - an multi award-winning documentary drama about a renowned couple running the Afro-Brazilian dance company Companhia Rubens Barbot in Rio di Janeiro.

Dance performances by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban students have been working with Jean Abreu to create surprizing pop up performances in the Horniman Gardens.

Other activities

Will include spoken word, pop up performances, food, as well as the opportunity to visit our Brazilian photography exhibitions Favela: Joy and Pain in the City and Fauna Brazil, installations by Project Morrinho, Mandinga Arts and Robson Rozza and the Street Art displays around the Horniman Gardens.

Press reviews  

"A killer blend of a beguiling style with raw emotional punch" The Guardian  

"Abreu constructs a real coup-de theatre... overpowering beauty which will remain with you a long time" Exeunt