Labirinto was a special commission at the Horniman Museum & Gardens. One evening the Horniman’s atmospheric galleries became a labyrinth in which to discover dance, music and film featuring artists from Brazil and the UK. The journey continued in the gardens with surprising pop-up performances, street art, food and bars.
Inspired by the full length work A Thread, Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu took over the Horniman Museum with a series of music and dance promenade performances, turning them into an immersive labyrinth.
The sense of discovery, both in the museum and in Brazil, inspired me to want to show them both to the audience to experience Brazil with new eyes. So I set out to provoke curiosity, so that people would come in and search for the next surprise. I want visitors to become treasure-hunters and puzzle-solvers as they discover their own path through the labyrinth of performances we've created.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London UK
Artistic Director and Choreographer Jean Abreu
Performers Maria Fonseca, Stephen Moynihan, Yuyu Rau, Rosana Ribeiro and Lewis Wilkins, Diogo Salles
Artist and Sculptor Elisa Bracher
Composer Heinali (Oleg Shpudeiko)
Costumes Abdul Hamid
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Dramaturg Guy Cools
Producer UK Natalie Richardson for Konzept Arts & Ideas
Production Manager Dom Martin for Blueboxx
Labirinto was supported by Horniman Museum & Gardens and Arts Council England