Crushing Weight

(Brazil, 2015) 3:38
Director: Vinícius Cardoso
Choreographer: Irupé Sarmiento

Friday, October 9 | 9:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)

Eventbrite - Screening: International Screendance Shorts 2


The historical buildings of Cidade Matarazzo, in São Paulo, opened its doors to art in 2014. International artists set up rooms and laboratories in the site, a hospital abandoned for 20 years. The strangeness of the space, and its connection with the art works, were translated into dance by Irupé Sarmiento, soloist of Balé da Cidade de São Paulo Company.

A visual poem from decay to light, showing the transcendence of dance in the face of chaos. There are power and lightness, the rawness and the ambiguity of being. Crushing Weight is a film that talks about doubt.

Additional Credits

Lead Dancers Irupé Sarmiento | Company Balé da Cidade de São Paulo | Producer Guilherme Frota | Director of Photography Diogo Martins | Composer Bruno Castro | Fashion Editor Renata Correa and Cacá Garcia | Make-up Artist Guilherme Junqueira | Music Thiago Pethit

San Francisco Dance Film, Crushing Weight, Director: Vinícius Cardoso, Choreographer: Irupé Sarmiento
Photo: Fernando Tomaz

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