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JANELAÇO DA ALMA

Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Brazil/Argentina
 

Choreographers Marcela Levi (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Lucía Russo (Patagonia, Argentina) explore different dance forms and traditions in their oeuvre. In one work, they delve into the rave culture of certain neighborhoods in Brazil, in the next, they tackle the historical and current stereotypes of the black body in dance in response to the domestication of people of African descent in Brazil who are told not to be too visible in public space.

Here, Levi and Russo film the animated screams and shouting during the daily “Casserolle protests” (the “pots and pans protests”) that rise every evening at 8.30 pm from the balconies in Brazil. The population hereby protests against the rule of Bolsonaro and his government as they largely ignore the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In this video, they combine images of the protests with fragments of one of their performances HARM — ONY. They also wrote an essay about it.

(essay and video are no longer available)

Essay: by Marcela Levi & Lucia Russo

Video: JANELAÇO DA ALMA: a homemade video conceived and created by Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo. Performance: Dana Martínez Cazaña, Helena Neheme, Ícaro Gaya, Kharlos Villanueva, Lucas Fonseca, Lucía Russo, José Urrea Silva, Matteo De Blasio, Martim Gueller, Marisabel Dávila Lobo and Tamires Costa. Drawings: Lucía Russo. Camera: Breno Romeiro (HARM-ONY at Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona) and Lucía Russo (Janelaços). Edition: Marcela Levi. Vídeo insert: Babel by Cildo Meireles. Production and artistic realization: Improvável Produções

Bio: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo are choreographers. In 2010, they founded Improvável Produções (Improbable Productions) in Rio de Janeiro, a space for training, research and creation responsible for the conception, creation and production of dance projects presented in inumerous art centers, museums, festivals and theatres in Latin America and Europe. Levi & Russo are committed to a polyphonic artistic direction in which different inventive positions intertwine in a process that embraces deviant lines, dissent and internal differences as a constructive critical force and not as self-exclusive polarities.

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Dates

16/05/2020 11:00

Price

gratis / free

Location

online

Edition

SPRING on Screen 

Info

Available until 31 May 2020

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