aCORdo emerges from the invitation Alice Ripoll received to create a piece that should dialogue with the question of what would have remained as a legacy for the city after the great events that supposedly would bring improvements to Rio, the World Cup and the Olympics. Without giving a literally answer to the question, the artist proposes to think the city through the perspective of the performers she has been working with for eight years. They are black and live in a favela (slum).

At the core of the balance that protects Rio de Janeiro from chaos is the police action. It is a key element that keeps the rich people away from the violence generated in a city full of deep inequalities. The most used action is the “check” (are you carrying anything illegal?), which serves to intimidate (without hitting or not) the poorest population. For each movement of the middle or upper classes on the streets, a "check" occurs in the slums, where death dwells. Someone has to do the service. The police do this.

The people who attend theaters, beaches, or the shopping malls, are thus protected from “arrastões” (a collective robbery), and from contact with the poor, who are intimidated by the “check” and by other invisible mechanisms. Once intimidated they do not occupy the city and only transit between favelas (slums). The “check” is a border, a wall action.

The one who is a bricklayer, who goes to your house to fix the stove, who cleans your university, who served you coffee in the foyer: he is a rap singer, a poet, he is jealous, he gets stuck in the traffic jam, he dies of love, he is a contemporary dancer.

Who’s stealing what? Whose crime is it?

Here in this aCORdo we occupy the body, problematizing the contours between the states of wakefulness, dream, thought, action, and habitation (of the body). In this cloud of dim contours, we suggest, through movement, a new zone between the public (space) and the artist (private) where other possibilities of occupation of spaces and bodies emerge. In a closed room, the restricted space for freedom, four uniformed dancers create images and sensations face to face with the audience.

Dance creates mysterious, unpredictable and out of the word bridges, there reside its power and capacity of transformation.


Translation note: the word “acordo” in Portuguese has a few meanings such as: Wake up, agreement, accordance, keeping, cartel and convention. Another possibility of reading of the title is in the way it’s written: a-COR-do if separated is (the-color-of).







Director
Alice Ripoll

Cast
Alan Ferreira, Leandro Coala, Romulo Galvão, Tony Hewerton

Assistant
Anita Tandeta

Photos and video
Renato Mangolin

Design
Daniel Kucera

Rating
14 anos

Duration
30 minutos













Stage photos
By Bea Borges








Artistic photos
By Renato Mangolin






Trajectory

Mar / 2017: Que Legado - Castelinho do Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Jun / 2017: Que Legado - Teatro Sérgio Porto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Jul / 2017: Casa do Povo (São Paulo, Brazil)

Aug / 2017: Centro de Artes da Maré (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Nov / 2017: Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Mai / 2018: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, Belgium)

Jul / 2018: Festival de La Cité Lausanne (Switzerland)

Apr / 2019: Zurich Moves (Switzerland)

Apr / 2019: Centre pompidou (Paris, France)

Apr / 2019: Festival DDD (Porto, Portugal)

May / 2019: Kaserne (Basel, Switzerland)

May / 2019: Wiener Festwochem (Austria)

May / 2019: Rencontres Chorégraphiques (Paris, France)

Sep / 2019: Ruhrtriennale/PACT Zollverein (Germany)

Sep / 2019: Bienal SESC de dança 2019 (São Paulo, Brasil)

Oct / 2019: FIAC Bahia (Salvador, Brazil)
Technical info

The performance does not use sound or scenic light, just a room with chairs and a door.




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