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Presented by Contact and Transform

Let’s occupy the streets
Let’s occupy the schools
Let’s occupy the theatres
Let’s occupy everything

Their lives were changed forever by the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 in Brazil.

Using dance, live music and performance they tell their extraordinary story. Get up close to the action as real life invades the stage for a party, a protest, an uprising.

coletivA ocupação is composed of students from different districts of São Paulo and they make projects that sit between art, activism and education. They regularly present their work at festivals and have toured to sell out audiences across Brazil.

Not sure what to expect? Watch the trailer below to get a feel for the style of the performance.

Performed in Portuguese with English surtitles.


A cash only bar will be open from 6pm at Millennium Powerhouse for you to enjoy a drink before the show.

The bar will also be open for an hour after the show so you can stay and enjoy the atmosphere in the transformed Powerhouse courtyard.

Please note that we will operate a Challenge 25 policy, so if you are lucky enough to look under 25, please be prepared to show proof of age if buying alcohol.

This event takes place at Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse

Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse, 140 Raby St. Manchester, M14 4SL


Directed by Martha Kiss Perrone.

Part of Resistance in Residence, a British Council programme.
A collaboration between Contact and Transform.
Made with support from Casa do Povo, Forma Certa and Converse.
Supported by British Council and The University of Manchester.

Image credit: Mayra Azzi

  • Price
    £20 / £15 under 35 / £10 concessions.
  • Venue

    Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse, 140 Raby St. Manchester, M14 4SL

  • Ages
    Over 12s. Contains strong language.
  • Booking info

    If you or anyone in your group have any specific access requirements, please contact the Sales Team on 0161 274 0600 or

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  • Photo by Mayra Azzi
  • Photo by Mayra Azzi
  • Photo by Mayra Azzi