In 2014 Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo began a long-term process that called for a collaborative participation of performers to research into violence, understood and experienced beyond its immediate connotations of annihilation, death and destruction. Contrary to the imagery (and cultural and social policies) seeking to pacify violence by doping, draining energy -both of which actions are also obviously violent- all in the name of uplifting harmony, Levi and Russo incorporate the energy of violence to trigger a spiral of tension forces. To an armored and aseptic contemporary body, in the desperate quest for self-protective fortitude wrapped in cosmetic fantasies, a more elastic permeable body is confronted, a body which may crack and become soiled, dirty; a body that thinks and is thought about, that bites and is bitten.
Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo
The Carioca choreographer Marcela Levi and the Argentinian choreographer Lucía Russo, based in Rio de Janeiro, will surprise us again in a new co-written work, as they have done since 2010 under the label of Improvável Produçoes. Levi and Russo committed to an artistic direction that points to an open order system in which the different inventive positions intersect in a process that welcomes offset lines, internal dissent, differences as constructive criticism resistance and not as contradictory and mutually exclusive polarities. Dissent as an engine for creating and thinking, a central theme in Chantal Mouffe’s speech; body and action.
Authors and directors: Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo | Cast: Victor João Cavalcante, Gabriela Cordovez, Tamires Costa, Icarus Gaya, Tony Hewerton, Daniel Passi and Lucía Russo | Drama collaboration: Laura Erber | Residencies: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro and Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá | Support: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Artes da Maré, Lia Rodrigues Cia de Danças, Casa Funarte Paschoal Carlos Magno, Projeto Entre / Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto, Daniela Trajtenberg and the Argentinian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro | Co-production: Iberescena / Funarte and Cooperativa Disentida | Funded by: Prefeitura da Cidade de Rio de Janeiro & Municipal Secretary of Culture (SMC) | Light technician: Isadora Giuntini | Production: Improvável Produções.
March 2015, Dois Pontos Festival, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
European premiere at Escenas do Cambio 2016.