Site specific work featuring excerpts from A Thread

Labirinto at The Horniman Museum and Gardens

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.

Jean Abreu

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