Jean Abreu Dance starts new company work

Exciting new collaboration with visual artist Elisa Bracher & Chinese dancers

Jean Abreu has now completed the creation phase for his latest work called “(A)Thread” a major collaboration with renowned visual artist and sculptor, Elisa Bracher. Jean first came across Elisa’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 which featured a giant 8 ton lead sphere suspended in the air by metal cables. Her work explores the concept of ‘Balance’ in all forms and Elisa is creating a special moving set piece that works in harmony with the dancers. Now, the company has the chance to create this beautiful, exciting production in China in 2016 and cast some incredible contemporary dancers from China to the performance. If you would like to help us achieve this dream, we have some wonderful gifts for you in exchange for your donation. Please check out the campaign on the crowdfunding website Indigogo and share this endeavour with people you think would like to get involved.Thank you!

We are delighted to have a superb team of international dancers on board for this phase of development including Stephen Moynihan (Ireland), Rosana Ribeiro (Portugal), Paula Rechtman (Mexico), Joshua Smith (UK) and the very gifted Wayson Poon (HK) joined us as Assistant Choreographer and dancer.

Incorporating Jean’s impressions and inspirations from his recent travels to China and the input of Brazilian visual artist Elisa Bracher who has been visiting us, we are sure to develop an inspiring new cross-cultural project.

We are immensely grateful for the funding we have received so far and would like to thank Elisa Bracher and Arts Council England for their generous support and the support of our regional partners so far, Pavilion Dance South West, Bath Spa University & Lakeside Theatre.