Barravento: a wind in Bahia that rises suddenly off the sea. Barravento: a metaphor for change and transition. Barravento: a choreography that evokes a familiar and strange elsewhere with distinct ties to ancestral memories. A new figure on the Montreal dance scene, Maria Isabel Rondon already possesses a unique signature in which elements of capoeira and the dances of the Orixas – Afro-Brazilian deities – fuse with a resolutely contemporary language. Her choreographies stand out for their astonishing geometry and the animal nature of their movement.