Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Inc. [BR]
05.05 – 08.05.2017
What might dance mean for tired, fragile and suffering bodies? Marcelo Evelin and his company Demolition Inc. offer raw, head-on experiences that reveal the dark side of life and break with the certainties of contemporary dance. After a career spanning more than thirty years, the Brazilian choreographer has also focused on the body’s physical decline. Dança Doente (“Sick Dance”) stages a body that is infected by the world and dominated by external forces that are wearing it out to the point of ruin. Marcelo Evelin found his inspiration in Hijikata Tatsumi, the pioneer of butoh, also known as the “dance of darkness”, created in Japan in the 1960s. Approaching dance as the material of a molecular symptomatology, the pathology of a moving body, he rendered it viral, contagious, post-apocalyptic: the omen of certain death, brandished to reaffirm the power of life. Essential viewing!
a piece by Marcelo Evelin/Demolition Incorporada | concept & choreography Marcelo Evelin | creation & performance Andrez Lean Ghizze, Bruno Moreno, Carolina Mendonça, Fabien Marcil, Hitomi Nagasu, Marcelo Evelin, Márcio Nonato, Rosângela Sulidade, Sho Takiguchi | dramaturgy Carolina Mendonça | artistic collaboration Loes Van der Pligt | lighting Thomas Walgrave | sound Sho Takiguchi | technical direction Luana Gouveia | research advice Christine Greiner | production direction Materiais Diversos + Regina Veloso/Demolition Incorporada | agency, distribution Sofia Matos/Materiais Diversos, Abroad, CAMPO, Brazil | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Vooruit (Ghent), Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli – Campo Alegre (Porto), Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (Lisbon), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Festival d’Automne à Paris / T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers (Paris), Montpellier Danse, Kyoto Experiment KEX, SPRING Festival (Utrecht), HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Tanz im August (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf), La Batie – Festival de Genève (Genève), Brazilian Government, NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union | residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli – Campo Alegre, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, PACT Zolverein, CAMPO, Vooruit, Studios C de la B