Lufe Gomes & Everaldo Pereira

The photographer: LUFE GOMES

Lufe is a Brazilian photographer based in London, where he is specialising in advertising, beauty and fashion photography, including among his work projects clients such as Donatella Versace and Janet Jackson. For the August 2008 edition of Braziliality, Lufe will share his precious exhibition “Soul Brazil – Energy beyond visions”, which pictures Brazilian women in London, who are a source of inspiration and exhale positive energy. This work was internationally acclaimed and exhibited in London in 2006 and São Paulo in 2007.

The choreographer: EVERALDO PEREIRA

Everaldo Pereira was born in Brazil and was awarded a scholarship to study at the London Studio Centre. As a dancer, he has worked with InToto, The Darkin Ensemble, Disney Productions – The Lion King and many others. In 1989 he set up Nu Tempo Dance Company and won the VIII Seminário International de Dança in Brasilia. His choreography has since been performed in London, Europe and Brazil.

Everaldo splits his time between England and Brazil creating work for Nu Tempo and freelancing as a teacher and choreographer. The Company’s name is a play on words in Portuguese, ‘Nu Tempo’  meaning “naked time” and ‘No Tempo’ meaning “on time”. Fusing traditional Brazilian dance forms with contemporary European movements, he is committed to forging a new and exciting performance language. Borrowing from established cultural dances and martial arts, the company seeks to explore character and narrative in the context of Brazilian myths, rhythms and music. It aims to touch the audiences with accessible and powerful work. The company has performed pieces including ‘Scene & Seen’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘The First Time’ in the UK, Europe and Brazil. In July 1998 ‘Nu Tempo’ was awarded ‘Best Choreography of the Year’ by the local newspaper O Capital from the city of Aracaju, Brazil and in 2006 the company delivered a programme of international workshops in Brazil, involving 150 local participants and this year ‘Nu Tempo’ celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Braziliality is delighted to screen the films of ‘Nu Tempo’, with a discussion with the artist on the 7th August from 7pm.

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