Production Details / Press Releases
What happens to people who are no longer useful to today’s society?
In this performance the dance collective Grupo Oito tackles the global phenomenon of trash mountains. In a collage of theatre, dance, edited texts and film the group also examines the way society deals with people it has “disposed” of. The point of departure is the story of Estamira who spent over 20 years in the trash city of Jardim Gramacho where eight tons of trash (solely from Rio de Janeiro) were dumped every day. The philosophy she has developed, which offers a different perspective of the world, is applied by Grupo Oito to our present-day environments with performative means.
Cast & Credits
Director and choreography: Ricardo de Paula
Dance and Performance: Laura Alonso, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Ricardo de Paula, Zé de Paiva
Stage and costume: Grupo Oito
Lighting design / technical management: Irene Selka
Video: Grupo Oito
Production management: Jana Lüthje
Choreographic advice: Zula Lemes
Stage assistant: Hannah Jäkel
A production by Grupo Oito in co-production with Kultursprünge e.V. in Ballhaus Naunynstraße.
Funded by the intercultural project funding of the Berlin Senate.
With the kind support of the Naunynritze, the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Hoftheater Kreuzberg.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 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):