Alice Ripoll was born in Rio de Janeiro. She was studying to be a psychoanalyst at age 21, and took a deviant path to start study dance, once she felt very curious about possibilities of the bodies and movement research. Alice graduated at Angel Vianna's school, which is a very important center for dance and motor rehabilitation, and started to work as a choreographer.  

She directed many pieces, performed a few pieces - mostly of herself, and also worked with actors and circus artist. Currently her work embraces contemporary dance and urban dance styles from Brazil, through a research that opens space for the dancers to transform into images the experiences and memories that still live in each one.

Alice directs two groups: REC and SUAVE.
Her shows have been performed in several festivals in Brazil, such as Panorama Festival, Bienal SESC de Dança, Dança Gamboa Festival, Ceará Dance Biennial and Trisca- Arts Festival for Children; and abroad: Kampnagel - Internationales Sommerfestival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Noorderzon Performing Arts, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Saine-Saint-Denis; Projeto Brazil (in 4 cities in Germany: HAU in Berlin, Hellerau in Dresden, Tanzhaus in Düsseldorf and Mousonturm in Frankfurt), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Festival de La Cité Lausanne, Norrlandsoperan (Umeå) and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels).




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Founded in 2009, Cia REC is a powerful group of ghetto artists that elaborates and recreates the contemporary art. Composed by the director Alice Ripoll and the performers Alan Ferreira, Leandro Coala, Liuz LA / Tony Hewerton and Romulo Galvão, the group, with intense production, has three contemporary dance shows, a piece aimed at children and a performance.

The group’s  first piece “Cornaca”, premiered at the Panorama Festival, and was awarded with circulation grant from the city and state of Rio de Janeiro, having also been performed in São Paulo, at SESC Pompéia Theater.


In 2014 the Company was awarded with two grants for the creation of two new pieces, “Bô”, which was presented at Arena Dicro, at the Angel Vianna Theater, at the Eva Hertz Theater, at Dance Gamboa and Ocupa Cacilda; and  “Pé de vento cabeça no chão”, aimed at children, presented in several theaters in Rio, São Paulo and Piauí, and also in public spaces. The performance “aCORdo” (2017) was presented at Castelinho do Flamengo, Sergio Porto Theatre, Panorama Festival de Dança (RJ), Casa do Povo (São Paulo), and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels).




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Directed by the choreographer Alice Ripoll, the group began with the creation of the performance Suave, which premiered at the Panorama Festival in 2014.

Having as inspiration the passinho (short step), a new style of urban dance that derived from Rio de Janeiro's funk, the show stands out for its unique energy, the quality of its performers and the refinement of the structure created by the choreographer.

The second performance of the group, CRIA, premiered in 2017. Inspired by the Dancinha (little dance), a derivation from Passinho dance, the performance explores a mixture of affection and sensuality through the interweaving of funk with contemporary dance.

The shows were presented in several festivals and theaters around the world, such as HAU - Hebbel Am Ufe, Tanzhaus NRW, Mousonturm, HELLERAU, CND - Centre National de la Danse, Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Hamburg Summer Festival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, and NorrlandsOperan.




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REC


13/04/2019
aCORdo
Zürich (CH) - Zürich Moves

19/04/2019
aCORdo
Paris (FR) - Centre Pompidou

20/04/2019
aCORdo
Paris (FR) - Centre Pompidou

21/04/2019
aCORdo
Paris (FR) - Centre Pompidou

28/04/2019
aCORdo
Matosinhos (PT) - Festival DDD - Dias da Dança

01/05/2019
aCORdo
Porto (PT) - Festival DDD - Dias da Dança

02/05/2019
aCORdo
Gaia (PT) - Festival DDD - Dias da Dança

05/05/2019
aCORdo
Porto (PT) -  Festival DDD - Dias da Dança/Serralves Museum

09/05/2019
aCORdo
Basel (CH) - Kaserne

11/05/2019
aCORdo
Basel (CH) - Kaserne

12/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

14/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

15/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

16/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

17/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

18/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

19/05/2019
aCORdo
Viena (AT) - Wiener Festwochen

22/05/2019
aCORdo
Paris (FR) - Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

23/05/2019
aCORdo
Paris (FR) - Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

13/09/2019
aCORdo
Bochum (DE) - Ruhrtriennale / PACT Zollverein

14/09/2019
aCORdo
Bochum (DE) - Ruhrtriennale / PACT Zollverein

15/09/2019
aCORdo
Bochum (DE) - Ruhrtriennale / PACT Zollverein





SUAVE


23/03/2019
Cria
São Paulo (BR) - MITsp

28/03/2019
Suave
Paris (FR) - La Villette


29/03/2019
Suave
Paris (FR) - La Villette

30/03/2019
Suave
Paris (FR) - La Villette

01/04/2019
Cria
Mainz (DE) - Staatstheater Mainz

02/04/2019
Cria
Mainz (DE) - Staatstheater Mainz

04/04/2019
Cria
Utrecht (NL) - Tweetakt Festival

05/04/2019
Cria
Utrecht (NL) - Tweetakt Festival

26/04/2019
Cria
Petrolina (BR) - Palco Giratório

04/05/2019
Cria
Porto (PT) - Festival DDD - Dias da Dança

10/05/2019
Cria
Basel (CH) - Kaserne

11/05/2019
Cria
Basel (CH) - Kaserne

16/05/2019
Cria
Bruxelas (BE) - Kunstenfestivaldesarts

17/05/2019
Cria
Bruxelas (BE) - Kunstenfestivaldesarts

18/05/2019
Cria
Bruxelas (BE) - Kunstenfestivaldesarts

25/05/2019
Cria
Porto Alegre (BR) - Palco Giratório

31/05/2019
Cria
Rio de Janeiro (BR) - Palco Giratório

15/06/2019
Cria
Montreuil (FR) Nouveau théâtre/Salle Jean-Pierre Vernant - Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

16/06/2019
Cria
Montreuil (FR) Nouveau théâtre/Salle Jean-Pierre Vernant - Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

18/06/2019
Cria
Lille (FR) - Latitudes Contemporaines

20/06/2019
Cria
Nápoles (IT) - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia

21/06/2019
Cria
Nápoles (IT) - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia

23/06/2019
Cria
Polverigi (IT) - Inteatro

30/06/2019
Cria
Belo Horizonte (BR) - Palco Giratório

06/07/2019
Cria
Manaus (BR) - Palco Giratório

20/07/2019
Cria
Poconé (BR) - Palco Giratório

26/07/2019
Cria
Ceilândia (BR) - Palco Giratório

10/08/2019
Cria
Florianópolis (BR) - Palco Giratório

20/08/2019
Cria
Lajeado (BR) - Palco Giratório

22/08/2019
Cria
Passo Fundo (BR) - Palco Giratório

24/08/2019
Cria
Carazinho (BR) - Palco Giratório

26/08/2019
Cria
Camaquã (BR) - Palco Giratório

28/08/2019
Cria
Pelotas (BR) - Palco Giratório

30/08/2019
Cria
São Paulo (BR) - Palco Giratório

31/08/2019
Cria
São Paulo (BR) - Palco Giratório

07/09/2019
Cria
Porto Velho (BR) - Palco Giratório

09/09/2019
Cria
Ji-Paraná (BR) - Palco Giratório

20/09/2019
Cria
Vitória (BR) - Palco Giratório

24/09/2019
Cria
São Luís (BR) - Palco Giratório

08/10/2019
Cria
Strasbourg (FR) - Pôle Sud

09/10/2019
Cria
Strasbourg (FR) - Pôle Sud

11/10/2019
Cria
St. Médard-en-Jalles (FR) - Les Carré-Les Colonnes

12/10/2019
Cria
St. Médard-en-Jalles (FR) - Les Carré-Les Colonnes

16/10/2019
Cria
Rotterdam (NL) - Theater Rotterdam

19/10/2019
Cria
Lorient (FR) - LeTréâtre de Lorient

20/10/2019
Cria
Lorient (FR) - LeTréâtre de Lorient

21/11/2019
Cria
Paraty (BR) - Palco Giratório

26/11/2019
Cria
Cergy-Pontoise/Val d’Oise (FR) - Nouvelle Scène Nationale

29/11/2019
Cria
Koksijde (BE) - CC Casino

01/12/2019
Cria
Waregem (BE) - CC De Schakel

03/12/2019
Cria
Turnhout (BE) - CC De Warande

06/12/2019
Cria
Gent (BE) - Vooruit

07/12/2019
Cria
Gent (BE) - Vooruit

10/12/2019
Cria
Paris (FR) - la Villette

11/12/2019
Cria
Paris (FR) - la Villette

12/12/2019
Cria
Paris (FR) - la Villette

14/12/2019
Cria
Charleroi (BE) - Charleroi Danses

16/12/2019
Cria
Douai (FR) - L’Hippodrome

18/12/2019
Cria
Leuven (BE) - Kunstencentrum STUK

19/12/2019
Cria
Leuven (BE) - Kunstencentrum STUK










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