BEATLES NA FAVELA
The AfroReggae Cultural Group has joined forces with the band All You Need Is Love to create one of the most amazing shows ever performed on The Beatles.
Beatles na Favela is a mega production, directed by Rafael Carriço and Claudia Martins, great stage structure, special effects, circus numbers, contemporary dance, trapezoids and orchestra. The show premiered in São Paulo in April 2016, and now arrives in Porto Alegre, with performance this Sunday (26), at the Bourbon Country Theater.
Videography and scenery are creations of the Vortice Dance Company, a respected Portuguese contemporary dance company worldwide. Exclusively for the preparation of this assembly, the group stayed in Brazil for more than three months. The circus artists and dancers are from the core of AfroReggae, which works with underprivileged young people, between 14 and 25 years old, from the Favela do Cantagalo, headquarters of Criança Esperança, in Rio de Janeiro.
Beatles in Favela in Numbers
More than 40 costumes are used during the show; - 30 songs are played; - The cast consists of 39 people, including dancers, Afro Circus artists, musicians, band, sound design and technical staff; - Over 1 ton of equipment, plus a unique collection of Beatles instruments that are used during the performance.
Artistic Director/Choreographer Cláudia Martins & Rafael Carriço
Videographer Rafael Carriço
Music / AYNIL Sandro Peretto (John Lennon), Felipe Malagutti (Paul McCartney), Henrique Ceszarino (George Harrison) e Fábio Carrara (Ringo Starr). Mario Lucio Marques (Maestro George Martin)
Duration approximately 1 hour, with no interval
World Premiere at Teatro Bradesco, São Paulo, Brasil
Supported by Republica Portuguesa / Direção Geral das Artes
RTP : " Portuguese company Vortice directs show "Beatles na Favela" in Brazil" (26 Fev. 2016)
AFROREGGAE : " Beatles na Favela debut April 21" (08 Apr. 2016)