Uirapurú – DPDT

On the wonderful music of Heitor Villalobos, the dance recreates the Amazonian legend – which refers us to Genesis – of a new Adam: Uirapurú, “the bird that is not a bird”.

The piece begins with the scene of the young bird that builds its nest and sings. All the beings that inhabit the Amazon mute to hear that unique, beautiful song that only takes place once a year. He is succeeded by the appearance of the same handsome young man of the tribe who is desired by all women while he pretends the love of the woman of the cacique who will never correspond to him.

While the tribe celebrates life with ritual dances, the young man suffers. Moved to compassion, the god Tupa – represented as a deus ex machina – transcends his love making him the bird of the most beautiful song of the Amazon: Uirapurú. Since then, once a year, the forest will listen in silence to the beautiful song of Uirapurú.

Dani Pannullo recreates this legend in urban code with young dancers of contemporary dance and hip-hop, who on the background of the symphonic music performed by the orchestra, transport us to the imaginary jungle where the action takes place.


Choreography and general direction: Dani Pannullo

Assistant director and choreography: Itsaso A.Cano

Uirapurú: Manuel Martín
Cacique: Graciel E. Lisboa
In love: Itsaso A. Cano
God Tupa: Said Bensani
Women of the tribe:
Mar Rodríguez
Amaya Brown
Men of the tribe:
Alejandro Moya
Alberto I. Giraldo
Miguel Ballabriga
Sara Cano

Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Graphic work “Amazonia” by Susana Pannullo.
Visuals: Bruno Galán (BRUTO)
Costume: Carlos Diez
Illuminator: Victor Chains
Manager: Claudia Morgana