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Brazil’s finest dance company make their highly anticipated UK and Irish debut in spring 2024.

Fusing the elegance of classical ballet with the sensuality of Latin American dance, this ‘sleek, sexy and highly technical’ (The New Yorker) company of virtuoso dancers present a rich programme of work from three choreographers rooted in Latin American or Spanish culture.

Goyo Montero (resident choreographer with Carlos Acosta’s company Acosta Danza) explores the idea of collective identities in Anthem, an epic and emotionally charged ensemble piece for 14 dancers, beautifully staged with dramatic lighting.

Gnawa, by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato draws on the Mediterranean colours and flavours of Valencia, powered by the hypnotic, ritualistic music of North Africa.

Brazilian choreographer Cassi Abranches’ colourful and flirtatious Agora provides an exhilarating finale. Exploring time and rhythm, she sculpts the movement of each dancer’s body with the percussive beats and bass grooves of Afro-Brazilian fusion.

‘Passionate and energetic, São Paulo Dance Company combine international classical technique, fluidity and Brazilian swing’  Villes de Cannes, France

‘The best dance company in Brazil’  Dancing Times

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended for all ages.

Under 2s are not permitted.


May contain haze effects.




Executive and Executive Plus Memberships: £6 off zones A-B at all performances.

Under 26: £5 off.

School & Young People’s Groups (10+): All tickets £16.50 plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets purchased. All additional supervisors are standard price. Not available online – please email

Access Member Discount: £5 off.


This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

Looking out at the empty red Mayflower Theatre auditorium with the house lights up


Post Show Q&A

There will be a post show Q&A with the company on Tuesday 13 February 2024.

Digital Programme

Download the Sao Paulo Dance Company show programme