One of the world's most highly respected dance and movement festivals celebrates its 21st birthday with a return to Rio and more than 30 varied national and international attractions in tow. With a line up that runs from dance to exhibitions, installations and traffic-halting interventions in public spaces, there is also room for plenty of live music and DJs in between all the physical performance.
Celebrating the Brasil Portugal Agora project, four shows come from the old country, with Victor Hugo Pontes' 'The Ballet Story', Ana Borralho and John Galante's 'World of Interiors' and 'Atlas' and Filipa Francisco presents 'The Journey', at venues ranging from the beautiful Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico to some of Centro's most respected stages.
Highlights include two shows from the American ballerina and choreographer Meg Stuart, 'Violet' and 'The Fault Lines', and the visual and sound installation that forms part of UK Season,’We see fireworks’. More than 300 strangers can be heard simultaneously whispering their secrets in the installation at Centro's Helio Oiticica space.
Installations and musical shows from national and international musicians fall under the banner of 'Happenings' , and Tardes no Parque, with creations from Brazilian artists exhibited in EAV Parque Lage. Among all of this, there’s still room for some kids-dedicated programming, with 'Panoraminha' featuring the shows 'Têtes-a-tetes' from Maria Clara Villa-Lobos at the Teatro Nelson Rodrigues and 'Menu de herois' from the theatre company Nucleo de Dirceu at the Espaço Cultural Municipal Sergio Porto.
5 of the best from the Panorama Festival 2012
Largo das Artes
2-18 November, 11am-10pm
World of Interiors (Portugal)
3 & 4 November, 5pm
We See Fireworks (UK)
Centro Cultural Helio Oiticica
9-18 November, 11am-6pm
10 & 11 November, 5pm
13 & 14 Nov CCBB, 4pm & 8pm
Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)imosa (France)
7 and 8 November, 7pm