He’s been a concert musician since he was 16, performing solo recitals and chamber music across Brazil and Europe. He has won of over 10 national and international music competitions. He studied music at London’s Royal Academy of Music, one of the world’s top music institutions, when he was awarded a partial scholarship in recognition of his impressive artistic ability and performances.
When: 17 November, 2017 at 6.30pm
Where: Embassy of Brazil in London – Sala Brasil, 12–14 Cockspur Street, London SW1
Hugo Cortes is a trained Brazilian dancer of modern, jazz and contemporary music. He began his artistic career in his birthplace, Bahia, with the legendary Bale Folclórico da Bahia (Folk dance group). He relocated to Europe in 2003 to play a part in The Lion King in Hamburg, Germany, and in 2005 joined the cast of the London production. He was then, in 2006, invited to join the Ballet Black dance company at The Royal Opera House. He has worked extensively in the UK, as well as overseas. In addition to being a member of the STOMP cast, he is famous in London for being both a choreographer and dancer of salsa.
When: until 7 January, 2018; Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 3pm and 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm and 6pm
Where: Ambassadors Theatre – West Street, London WC2H 9ND
The Brazilian artist works between Rio and London and her work has been exhibited all over the globe. Her exhibition “Legends of the Amazon” touches on the traditions of Brazil’s indigenous population and has already been staged in both Rio and São Paulo’s Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition coincides with the launch of a book profiling her portfolio. Many of the pieces featured in the book will be displayed alongside a series of new works, made using her unique technique: melted glass mixed with natural pigments fused onto a metal surface, before being baked—up to 40 times—at extremely high temperatures. Part of proceeds from sales will be redirected to Amazonian causes.
When: 6–31 December, 2017; Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm
Where: Embassy of Brazil in London – Brazil Room, 12–14 Cockspur Street, London SW1