Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Boulevard of Broken Dreams explores how people meet in unpredictable ways.

Dance and live music collaboration featuring London-based Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu. Bringing influences from contemporary dance and capoeira together with some subtle Latin sensuality, Jean Abreu shares the stage with three other dancers, the players of the Mavron String Quartet and composer Charlie Barber's score.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams explores how people meet in unpredictable ways, as well as the tension created between characters in public spaces and how bonds are created and dissolved in the space of a day. The music takes its starting point from Plaza de Armas (Place of Arms), the name of the main square in many Latin American cities surrounded by government buildings, churches, and other structures of cultural and political significance. Other sections of the score relate to different types of public areas across the globe.

Images from The Place

"The dance develops into a climax of fast turns, arms striking the space, the newly acquainted strangers supporting, following, copying each other in an unspoken truce, content to share this boulevard in which broken dreams, if not fixed, are at least soothed."

Katie Fish,

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Robin Howard Theatre, The Place, London

Choreography Jean Abreu

Performers Jean Abreu, Ming Hei Wong, Christopher Rook, Robbie Synge

Musicians Mavron Quartet with Christiana Mavron (violin), Katy Rowe (violin), Benjamin Kaminski (viola), Lucy O’Connor (cello)

Composer Charlie Barber

Producer Sound Affairs

Boulevard of Broken Dreams is Sound Affairs production co-produced by Taliesin Arts Centre