Picture: Mauricio Pokemon

Picture: Mauricio Pokemon

Picture: Mauricio Pokemon

Picture: Mauricio Pokemon

Marcelo Evelin | Demolition Inc.

Dança Doente

After more than 30 years as a dancer and a choreographer, Marcelo Evelin began to ask himself: what can dance (still) do? In his new work “Dança Doente” (Sick Dance) the Brazilian takes up the writings, images, and dance of Tatsumi Hijikata, known as the founder of butoh. Evelin is interested in Hijikata’s ambiguous ideas and radical suggestions. He seeks a dance that is infectious in both senses of the word, and that conceals a premonition of death. After all, Hijikata described the dancer as an upright corpse, and butoh as a “dance of darkness”.

At the festival

September 2017
Concept & Choreography Marcelo Evelin
By and with Andrez Lean Ghizze, Bruno Moreno, Carolina Mendonça, Fabien Marcil, Hitomi Nagasu, Luana Gouveia, Marcelo Evelin, Márcio Nonato, Rosângela Sulidade, Sho Takiguchi
Dramaturgy Carolina Mendonça
Artistic Collaboration Loes van der Pligt
Stage Marcelo Evelin, Thomas Walgrave
Lighting Design Thomas Walgrave
Sound Sho Takiguchi
Advise Costume Design Julio Barga
Technical Direction Luana Gouveia
Research Advice Christine Greiner
Training traditional japanese dance Heki Atsushi
Voice from the Off Yoshito Ohno

Duration 95 Min

Production: Materiais Diversos, Regina Veloso / Demolition Incorporada. Distribution: So a Matos / Materiais Diversos | Abroad CAMPO | Brazil. Coproduction: Brazilian Government / This project was awarded by Prêmio Funarte de Dança Klauss Vianna 2015, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival d’Automne à Paris / T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Kyoto Experiment KEX, Montpelier Danse Festival 2017, Spring Festival, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Alkantara Festival, Montpellier Danse, Mousounturm Frankfurt, Göteborgs dansoch teaterfestival, tanzhaus nrw, Vooruit, La Batie – Festival de Genève.
Cooproduced by: NXTSTP, with the support of the European Union’s Culture Programme. In residency at: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Mousounturm, CAMPO – gestão e criação em arte contemporânea, PACT Zollverein, Vooruit, Studios C de La B.

With support by the Goethe-Institut.