Bruno Beltrão lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996, together with Rodrigo Benardi, he founded the company Grupo de Rua. Based on the creative deconstruction of urban dance, Beltrão created an interdisciplinary style combining the established, masculine-dominated physical structures and stereotypes of hip hop with elements of contemporary dance. With Grupo de Rua, Beltrão has toured acclaimed theatres and festivals worldwide. Eight of his productions have been shown in more than 110 cities in thirty different countries. In 2010 he was awarded a prize at ›The Bessies – New York Dance and Performance Awards‹ for his piece ›H3‹, which was presented at PACT in 2008. Grupo de Rua could last be seen here in 2013 in Beltrão’s critically acclaimed production ›CRACKz‹.