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Dança Doente
Recording: 2017-09-02 , Tanz im August / HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Marcelo Evelin | Demolition Inc.

Dança Doente

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

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”.

Marcelo Evelin is a Brazilian choreographer, researcher and performer. From 1986 until 2006 he lived in Amsterdam, where he collaborated with artists from a range of disciplines, creating not just projects for the stage, but also films, installations, music and site-specific works. In 2016 he opened in Teresina CAMPO, a new venue to think, practice and disseminate art and related disciplines, and as part of the studio Demolition Incorporada. Today he divides his time between Europe and his home city of Teresina. With his company Demolition Incorporada, he was artist in residence at the Hetveem Theater in Amsterdam, and has performed at festivals across the globe. In 2015, he showed “Suddenly Everywhere is Black With People” at Tanz im August. Marcelo Evelin teaches subjects such as improvisation and composition at the Amsterdam School for the Arts.

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TFB Nr. 1096

Cast & Credits

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

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.

Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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