Choreography: Newton Moraes
Performer: Newton Moraes
Mentor: Jean Sasportes of Pina Bausch Wuppertal Tanztheater
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Cropley
Music: Caetano Veloso, Clara Nunes, Folk Brazilian Song, and Soundscape
Set: 60 white balloons
Photographer: Cylla von Tiedemann
Time: 35 minutes
In the language of the Kamayura people of Brazil, IHU means everything, which can be heard, and includes the supernatural, the sound of spirits and the magical beings of the forest. "IHU" represents Newton's personal journey of self-discovery, acceptance of all aspects of his spirit, and triumph over prejudice through development of his spiritual self.
"IHU" was originally created with the support of Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Goethe Institute in Toronto, Dance Ontario Association, Series 808, New Dance Series in Saskatoon, Bloom Series in Vancouver, Studio 303 in Montreal, Vernassage Danse in Montreal. Special thank you to: Robert Shirley (Bob), Doina Popesco of Goethe Institute, Rosslyn Jacobs of Dance Ontario, Jackie Latendresse of New Dance Series, Jennifer Mascall of Mascall Dance and Amber Funk of Bloom Series in Vancouver, Amanda Paixao and Anna Griffith.