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Battersea Arts Centre, London5.01 reviews
When It Breaks It Burns a show, a dance, a revolution!

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When It Breaks It Burns at Battersea Arts Centre for 9 performances only!

This revolutionary dance show from coletivA ocupação is coming to the Battersea Arts Centre for 9 incredible shows this February. Do not miss your chance to see the story of 2015 protests in Brazil come to life on stage. Book your tickets to When It Breaks It Burns now to guarantee great seats at great prices to the limited run of this extraordinary show.

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It’s time to occupy spaces. It’s time to occupy the streets, the schools, the theatres, everything. 

The 2015 and 2016 school occupations changed many lives across Brazil. Sixteen lives in particular and now these 16 people from different districts of São Paulo come together using music, dance and performance to tell their stories.

Watch as they occupy the stage and pull the audience into their encompassing performance, It’s an intervention, a cry, a fight, it becomes a part, a protest and uprising and you will become a part of the action.

About coletivA ocupação

When the São Paulo State Government attempted to impose a project to reorganize and close more than 100 state schools in October 2015 they did so without consulting students or the education community. In response to this authoritarian project, high school students from all regions occupied their schools and successfully blocked attempts todismantle the education system.

From this, another struggle spread through various spaces, expressed through different forms of expression and movement.  The theatre was one of these spaves. During occupations some students began to experience what it was to think through their bodies. With a desire to continue exploring this coletivA ocupação was formed from the meeting of students from different schools with the Collective Rózà directed by Martha Kiss Perrone.

Book When It Breaks It Burns tickets!

coletivA ocupação comes to the Battersea Arts Centre for 9 performances only. Do not miss your chance to become involved in this intense performance experience.

Additional Information

Age restriction

This production is recommended for ages 12+

Running time

1hr 15min

Performance dates

19 February - 29 February 2020


The performance contains strong language and will talk about police violence, the Brazilian government trying to control people, racism, sexism and homophobia.

Special notes

Please note this show is performed in Portuguese with English captions. All performances will be relaxed. The audience will start seated on the school chairs. Halfway through the performance the school chairs will be piled up. You can choose to remain seated. At the very end of the performance everyone goes out to the street. You will spend about eight minutes on the street for a final scene and curtain call.

Venue Information

Battersea Arts CentreBattersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN

Customer Reviews

1 reviews5.0

Paul Cooper21st February

Energy, creativity, passion and honesty.