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Arts and Entertainment

Grupo de Rua, 'the 9-Member, All-Male Movement Powerhouse,' to REDCAT

photo credit to Anns v. Koijj.
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Once again, REDCAT brings the outside world to Los Angeles when it brings Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão and his nine-member, all-male movement powerhouse Grupo de Rua to its theater for five performances this week.

With international acclaim celebrating its "raw" and "brilliant" mix of hip hop and contemporary dance (quotes from London's The Guardian), the company will perform H3 here in the City of Angels. Against a quiet score of sampled sliding and screeching shoes that highlights the energy and pulse of the piece, the performers fuse krumping, capoeira, popping and breakdancing as they collide and balance against each other.

Blurring these movement boundaries has already taken the company to more than two dozen countries before embarking on its first US tour this year. Snatches of classical music, electronic rhythms and an almost meditative quiet stand behind the top speed footwork, B-boy tricks and backwards racing that audiences are invited to witness on the stage.

The troupe's YouTube videos are not embedable, but it's recommended to at least check out this clip.

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