Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo Rio de Janeiro
dance — premiere
| ⧖ 1h | €16 / €13
In grrRoUNd, their latest creation premiering at the festival, Brasil-based choreographers Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo explore and present the various possibilities offered by the tremolo, a vibration effect between two different notes. By means of Kraftwerk, tap-dancing, Bruno Tucunduva Ruviaro’s electronic music and the fifth movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, they produce minutely detailed choreographic research around vibration in the body based on this musical element. Two performers play the piano – a central element here with the vibrations it produces – 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 Covid-19 pandemic has led to people feeling completely unsafe.
Concept, direction: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo | Performance, co-creation: Alexei Henriques, Ícaro Gaya, Lucas Fonseca, Martim Gueller, Tamires Costa, Washington Silva | Interlocution: Ana Kiffer, Felipe Ribeiro | Assistance: Lucas Fonseca, Tamires Costa | Light design: Laura Salerno | Technical direction: Daniel Uryon | Sound design: all team | Costumes: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo | Sound technical consultant: Diogo Perdigão | Production: Improvável Produções | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Julidans, Something Great | Distribution: Something Great | With the support of: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro/Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Consulado da Argentina no Rio de Janeiro, Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá, Instituto Villa-Lobos UNIRIO, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | Sponsoring: Fomento a todas as artes – Lei Aldir Blanc | Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de Rio de Janeiro | Acknowledgments: Alberto Lalouf, Adriana Coma, André Lepecki, Angela Camargo Seixas, Ana Kavalis, Andrea Del Giorgio, Bruno Jacomino, Carolina Herman, Cecilia Russo, Diego Dantas and all the team of the CCO, Dina Salem Levy, Doriana Mendes, Daniel Bargues, Fernando Salis, Ginetta Mortera, Giulia Messia, Gustavo Ciríaco, Irene Lenz, Joaquim Alves Ribeiro, Katharina Wallisch, Laura Erber, Luis Maria Giannetti, Maria De Paiva Ribeiro, Maria Villalonga, Marta Heumann, Patricia Giannetti, Paula Delecave, Paula Giannetti, Rui Silveira, Sérgio Barrenechea, Sérgio Rezende, Sol Giannetti, Steven Harper, Susana Russo, Teresa Bofill, Valéria Meireles, Vera Mantero, Verónica Russo, Victoria Giannetti.
Wind, installation conceived by Lucía Russo in collaboration with Marcela Levi and technical consultancy of Bruno Jacomino, developed within the project A room of wonder (2013) by Gustavo Ciríaco.
Marina & Ulay, installation conceived by Marcela Levi, a transcreation of the action Imponderabilia (1977) by Marina Abramovic and Ulay