Lia Rodrigues is a key figure of contemporary dance in Brazil. In recent years, she has worked with inhabitants of Rio’s favelas, where she set up a centre for artistic training and creation. Pororoca explores the notion of “community”. How can we establish a common ground, harmony within chaos? The movements of the eleven dancers in this overwhelmingly physical performance emerged spontaneously, freely, sensually, but they are developed with near obsessive precision.
+ post-performance talk + film Carte Blanche à Lia Rodrigues on 28/05
+ film Les Compagnons de l’Art (on the making of Pororoca): 27, 28, 29/05 – 19:00 – Kaaitheater | free
created by Lia Rodrigues | performed and created in collaboration with Amália Lima, Allyson Amaral, Ana Paula Kamozaki, Leonardo Nunes, Clarissa Rego, Carolina Campos, Thais Galliac, Volmir Cordeiro, Priscilla Maia, Calixto Neto, Lidia Larangeira | participation in the creation Jamil Cardoso, Gabriele Nascimento, Jeane de Lima, Luana Bezerra | choreography assistant Jamil Cardoso | dramaturgy Silvia Soter | costumes João Saldanha, Marcelo Braga | light design Nicolas Boudier | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | production Lia Rodrigues, Assumpçao Producoes Artisticas Ltda (Rio de Janeiro) | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (Angers), Théâtre Le Quai (Angers), Théâtre Jean-Vilar (Vitry-sur-Seine), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d’Automne (Paris) | management Les Artscéniques (Charenton) | support Petrobrás Cultural, REDES de Desenvolvimento da Maré (Rio de Janeiro), Espaço SESC (Rio de Janeiro), Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development (Amsterdam) | created in November 2009 in Angers