Voices of the Amazon, a new Brazilian dance musical from Sisters Grimm, the creators of the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, will premiere Voices of the Amazon at London's Sadler’s Wells Theatre July 4–8, following an appearance at Moscow’s Chekhov International Theatre Jubilee Festival June 14–16. The show will then travel to Singapore to perform at Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands July 28–30.
Directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, it is choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira in collaboration with Brazilian songwriters Danny Nascimento, Dito Martins, and Julien Davis and percussionists Olodum. The show contains sounds recorded from the Amazon rain forest, with music and songs performed in English and Portuguese.
Set amidst the Brazilian rain forest, the show follows the story of Beleza, a water spirit from the Amazon, whose search to cure her dying sister takes her on a life-changing journey deep into the rain forest. The show aims to highlight the damaging effects of deforestation, the loss of natural medicines, and plants.
London-based production company Sisters Grimm was formed in 2009 and comprises former Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman and Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira. In 2014, they produced INALA, starring Ladysmith Black Mambazo. American-born choreographer Helen Pickett has created over 30 ballets in the U.S. and Europe, and is currently resident choreographer for Atlanta Ballet. She performed with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt for over a decade and The Wooster Group for five years.
The show has lighting design by Ben Cracknell, stage and costume design by Temple Clark, and sound design by Adrian Rhodes. WWF, EDEN, and Alexander Van Tulleken will provide scientific consultation.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7863 8000 or visit sadlerswells.com.