New Creation, performance by Bruno Beltrao. Image © Wonge Bergmann


Sharjah Art Foundation’s season of performances, Perform Sharjah, will conclude with Bruno Beltrão’s New Creation. The performance will take place on 8 January 2023 at the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy.

Choreographer Bruno Beltrão combines sophisticated stagecraft with contemporary dance and raw hip hop, casting a spell over audiences worldwide. Along with his company Grupo de Rua, he deconstructs hip hop and explores the vocabulary of street dance into his contemporary dance performances. In New Creation, the audience will see high jumps, head-spins, somersaults, fast kicks and whirling turns as the dancers’ physical abilities are pushed to their limit.

About Bruno Beltrão

Bruno Beltrão began his dance practice at the age of 13, taking dance classes, watching video clips and studying everyday movements. In 1996, he co-founded Grupo de Rua de Niterói, which mainly devoted itself to dance competitions and performances at festivals and on TV in the beginning. In later years, while remaining close to the street, the collective began to explore ways of transposing street dance to the stage, gradually focusing on pushing hip hop beyond its own limits. Beltrão studied Art History and Philosophy at the University of Rio de Janeiro (2000) before returning as sole director of Grupo de Rua. The group has created performances that have been presented worldwide. Beltrão was named Revelation of the Year by the German magazine Ballettanz (2006) and received the Bessie Award in New York (2010).

Born in 1979 in Niterói, Brazil, he lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

Ticketing information

Admission is free; however, prior booking is required.

Book tickets at the Box Office or online at

Box Office:
Information Centre, Al Mureijah Square
Saturday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

About Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art within the Emirate of Sharjah and the surrounding region, in dialogue with the international arts community. The Foundation advances an experimental and wide-ranging programmatic model that supports the production and presentation of contemporary art, preserves and celebrates the distinct culture of the region and encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art. The Foundation’s core initiatives include the long-running Sharjah Biennial, featuring contemporary artists from around the world; the annual March Meeting, a convening of international arts professionals and artists; grants and residencies for artists, curators and cultural producers; ambitious and experimental commissions and a range of travelling exhibitions and scholarly publications.

Media Contact

Alyazeyah Al Marri
Sharjah Art Foundation