Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
01.07 – 04.07.2021
In their latest creation, Brasil-based choreographers Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo explore the various possibilities offered by the tremolo, a vibration effect between two different notes. By means of Kraftwerk’s and Bruno Tucunduva Ruviaro’s electronic music, tap-dancing, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, they produce minutely detailed choreographic research around vibration in the body. Two performers play the piano and the violin. A common theme in a dramaturgy that allows a transition from one piece of music and style to the next, the tremolo catalyses the vibration in bodies and the unsteadiness at the heart of the choreography. The various rhythms and oscillations that coexist on stage develop a polyphonic practice where the aim is not to achieve harmony but rather to cultivate dissonance. On stage, six dancers create images in solos and as a group around the question of instability, reflecting the political situation in Brazil where the corona crisis has led to people feeling completely unsafe.
presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater & Zinnema | concept, direction, costumes Marcela Levi, Lucía Russo | performance, co-creation Alexei Henriques, Ícaro Gaya, Lucas Fonseca, Martim Gueller, Tamires Costa, Washington Silva | interlocution Ana Kiffer, Felipe Ribeiro | light design Leticia Skrycky | technical direction Daniel Uryon | sound all the team | production Improvável Produções | co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, PACT Zollverein, Julidans, Something Great | distribution Something Great | with the support of Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro/Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Consulado da Argentina no Rio de Janeiro, Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá, Instituto Villa-Lobos UNIRIO, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | thanks to Alberto Lalouf, Adriana Coma, André Lepecki, Angela Camargo Seixas, Ana Kavalis, Andrea Del Giorgio, Carolina Herman, Cecilia Russo, Diego Dantas, Doriana Mendes, Daniel Bargues, Fernando Salis, Ginetta Mortera, Giulia Messia, Gustavo Ciríaco, Irene Lenz, Katharina Wallisch, Laura Erber, Luis Maria Giannetti, Maria Villalonga, Marta Heumann, Patricia Giannetti, Paula Delecave, Paula Giannetti, Rui Silveira, Sérgio Barrenechea, Sérgio Rezende, Sol Giannetti, Susana Russo, Teresa Bofill, Valéria Meireles, Vera Mantero, Verónica Russo, Victoria Giannetti