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B.r.U.s. is an international collaboration, blending the percussion traditions of Brasil and the United States, through the lens and language of tap.

All Photography by Wilian Aguiar

All Photography by Wilian Aguiar

Creating a harmony between American tap dance and Brazilian rhythms

Rhythm always tells a story. This story is being written as we evolve the choreography. The syncopation of Jazz styles and Brasilian styles are very similar in that it must "Swing". This is an essential quality that both our traditions share. Samba, Partido Alto, Forro, Samba Funk and others are the focus of the show.

B.r.U.s. Past Performance Calendar 2018


27, 28, 29 - Teatro Alfredo Mesquita

São Paulo City, SP

Secretaria Municipal São Paulo

30th - Palco Praia Jurerê 

Floripa Tap

Florianópolis city - SC

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd - Floripa Tap

Masterclasses/Performance and education program.

May 6th - Casa de Cultura São Rafael 

São Paulo city - SP

Secretaria Municipal de São Paulo

May 19th - Rio de Janeiro Copasetic Tap Festival

Workshop and pocket show

Rio de Janeiro city - RJ

May 22

Quattrinno São Paulo - SP

May 26th and 27th - Belo Horizonte - MG

May 30th - Casa de Cultura Butantã - SP

June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd - Uberlandia Tap Festival

Semana do Sapateado

Uberlândia city - MG

Show and workshop


June 7th Castro Burguer SP

São Paulo City - SP


June 10th Workshop

Atibaia City - SP

August 22 9 pm - Al Janiah Show Bar

Special guest Yannick Delass

Rui Barbosa 269, Bela Vista


São Paulo City - SP


August 24 - Circuito Cultural Paulista 

São Caetano do Sul City - SP


August 25 - Circuito Cultural Paulista 

Bragança Paulista City - SP


August 26 - Circuito Cultural Paulista 

Pirassununga City - SP


August 31 - September 1st

Desterro Dance Festival in Florianópolis 


September 20 - Circuito Cultural Paulista

Palmeira D’Oeste City - SP


September 21 - Circuito Cultural Paulista 

Ilha Solteira City - SP


September 22nd - Circuito Circuito Cultural Paulista 

Votuporanga City - SP


October 9th - 17th

Brazil International Tap Festival


October 18th - 28th

São Luis - Maranhão (Northeast)


December 15 and 16 at Ribeirão Preto

Theatro Municipal, Dance Festival of SP

December 19 20 21 22 23

Sao Paulo City Christmas Festival

Festival de Natal S.P.


Europe 2019

Jan. 29- Feb 5

Winterthur- Swiss/Theatre Am Gleis


7th, 8th, 9th

Prague- Check Republic/ Tap Academy Prague

12, 13, 14 

Barcelona- Spain/ Escola Luthier de Dansa

15, 16

Lisbon- Portugal

Mundo do Vino

Tap Dance Center Lisbon - IFCT

22, 23, 24, 25

Firenze- Italy

Danza in Fiera and Pop Tap Festival 


11, 12, 13 

São Paulo - Brazil

Procopio Ferreira Theatre



1st Glassboro- NJ /Dance and theatre department of Rowan University



Saratoga Springs- NY/National Museum of Dance (Riggi Theatre)


Manhattan - N.Y.C

Broadway Dance Center (Master Class)


Livingstone- NJ/ Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio (Master Class) 


Brooklyn - N.Y.

Hamilton Dance Studio  


Philadelphia - P.A./ Sound Space Dance Studio (Master Class)


Philadelphia - PA/Community Education Center (Master Class)


Philadelphia - P.A. “Men On Tap” Master Class


The duo of Christiane Matallo and Jim Hamilton started as a simple percussion and tap duet. The focus quickly changed when they realized the potential this collaboration could bring. Chris' extensive study of American tap dance combined with Jim's love for Brasilian percussion traditions yields new and innovative performance pieces. 


The name B.r.U.s. refers to a mixture of cultures, Brasilian and North American. They are different indeed. BrUs is about the building of a bridge between the differences, connecting these rhythmic ideas through the body, both the physical body and the body of knowledge and history our countries share.


Upcoming Shows


June 1 2 3 - Uberlandia Tap Festival

Semana do Sapateado

Uberlândia city - MG

Show and workshop


June 10 (Master Class)

Atibaia City - SP



Pelotas - RS/

Artéria Espaço Arte


São José dos Campos- SP/ 30°



São Paulo - SP/ Nossa Senhora das Graças School


Guarulhos- SP/Escola de Dança Rita Camilo