Alice Ripoll Rio de Janeiro
dance — premiere
| ⧖ 1h | €18 / €15 | In open air
Using buckets, water, soap and lather, the dancers of LAVAGEM by the Brazilian choreographer Alice Ripoll explore the action of cleaning as a performative and political gesture. The dancers produce images with bubbles, suggesting a dreamlike world, yet by its very nature soap is also a source of frustration asit stops them from staying upright, forcing them apart or having to help one other keep on their feet. Following aCORdo and CRIA, Alice Ripoll is back for a third time at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts to present the premier of LAVAGEM. The study of the notion of “cleanliness” now also becomes for Ripoll an investigation on the identities who are cornered to perform certain tasks in our societies, something that became even more evident with the pandemic, in Brazil and beyond. It is also this open question that the dancers are raising, while moving in the courtyard of Vaux-Hall in a choreography that overturns social hierarchies and the established relationship between what is happening on stage and elsewhere.
Director: Alice Ripoll | Original idea: Alan Ferreira | Performers: Alan Ferreira, Hiltinho Fantástico, Katiany Correia, Rômulo Galvão, Tony Hewerton, Tuany Nascimento | Production Director: Natasha Corbelino, Corbelino Cultural | Production, set assistant: Thais Peixoto | Artistic assistant: Laura Samy | Musical assistant: Rodrigo Maré and Helena Bittencourt | Photos, teaser: Renato Mangolin | Set designer: Raquel Theo | Costume designer: Paula Ströher | Light designer: Tomas Ribas | Tour planning: ART HAPPENS | Supported by: Rafael Machado Fisioterapia, Centro Coreográfico do Rio de Janeiro | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, PACT Zollverein, Kaserne Basel, Wiener Festwochen, Julidans, Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Passages Transfestival, Romaeuropa Festival and Teatro di Roma - Teatro Nazionale, Festival d’Automne à Paris