Kawabata (12 min)
on the novel House of the Sleeping Beauties, by Nobel Prize
for literature recipient Yasunari Kawabata, and created for José
Paulo Correa, this choreography is a subtle and discreet expression
of the cruelty of the contrast between the beauty of youth and old
age, with its pronouncement of death. A group of women and an old
man evolve silently, sensuously and carefully to their end.
min) 6 dancers
with war as a permanent testimony of the force of instincts and
emotions, this dance is a vigorous expression of human aggression
through fighting movement themes that demand precision, physical
strength, cohesion and extreme resistance. Big leaps and turns,
audacious falls and a strenuous physicality for the prestissimo
end render this piece very appealing to the audience. Dance
min) 3 dancers
Game explores an everyday ritual of self-recognition. All these
falls and flights and irruptions and plunges in a permanent state
of unmaking and re-composing, always once again. Double Game is
a pas-de-deux for three dancers and three TVs; a pas-de –trois between
three women; or still, Double-game is a pas-de-quatre: space, time,
performers and spectators dancing one through another. Proximity
is the logic of this unstable scene and, as mirrors, proximity opens
an abyss"- Eleonora Fabiao
Game requires 3 video decks (Beta or VHS NTSC standard) and 3 monitors
(flat screens preferred) sufficiently large for the audience to
see the screens from a distance.
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min) 4 dancers
the variations of an affair with cruel and incessant images nurtured
by the desire of death. Based on the novel of the same name by Marguerite
Duras this piece was chosen for the 1996 Lyon Bienal receiving great
applause from the public and critics. Dance
Quintet (10 min) 5 dancers
This dance explores the relations between time and space through movements that emphasize spirals with different axis's, spatial advances and the fragmentation of time. The choreography demands precision and a certain corporal neutrality of the dancers so as to accentuate their spatial calligraphy.
Short Circuit (10 min) 9 dancers
Grinding risky postural movements with small nervous gestures, theatrical attitudes and spatial dislocation, this dance seeks to scenically establish the state of energetic tension that precedes the shock. Most of the scene is divided in two spaces: the solo space with the exploration of the theme of instability that reminds one of the question in Lewis Carrol's Alice- "Will this fall ever end?" and the group space that triggers an ongoing electric feeling in the audience.
min) 9 dancers
marathon of despair, everyone runs in search of a union never attained.
The small encounters only render greater the agony experienced by
all. This is a strong ensemble piece that takes away the breath
of both audience and dancers. Dance
min) 2 dancers
danced version of the Marguerite Duras play, where one woman tries
to forget everything about her life, while the other tries to keep
her alive using those same memories of her loves and pains. Dance
Sliding Stone (10
min) 1 dancer
a confined space, this contemporary Ophelia manifests her madness
and desire to die. This solo work, specifically created for
Marina Salomon, explores the qualities of dance theater interpretation
that distinguishes this artist as one of the best Brazilian dancers.
min) 12 dancers
work was commissioned for the Ballet Hispanico of New York and premiered
at the Joyce Theater. The New York Times dance critic Anna
Kisselgoff review of "Avenida Brasil ". Music by
Dámaso Cerruti and Vinicius Brazil.