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Bate

Choreography Fernando Melo
Music Tom Zé, Margarita Lecuona, Maria Grever, Bill Evans
Set and Costume Design Fernando Melo
Light Design David Stokholm

Premiere
16 October 2010 - Luna Negra Dance Theater, Chicago, U.S.A.
3 October 2009 - Introdans, Arnhem, Holland
22 October 2005 - Göteborg Ballet, Sweden

video

Bate from Fernando Melo on Vimeo.

reviews

"Luna Negra introduced the talents of a remarkable Brazilian choreographer, Fernando Melo, who hopefully will return to create many works on the company... He has a terrific imagination and great sense of humor...Visually and conceptually brilliant, "Bate" is exceptional on every level."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

"The brilliant Melo delivers both a delightful magic show and whimsical treatise on masculinity. May he return soon and often... Bate is an enchanting dance-theater puzzle box."

Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune