A Invenção da Maldade
Marcelo Evelin conceived the choreography of this new creation as an experience both born from doubt and open to accidents, confronted by the uprising of otherness set in resistance. While the piece was born from memories and reading, it is not actually set in a specific imaginary. After taking inspiration from Tatsumi Hijikata for his previous show Dança Doente, Marcelo Evelin is here shifting away from a referential approach, to keep only an uncertain virtuoso demonstration, whether it concerns choreography, interpretation or musical technique, in favour of a dramaturgy of failure, in a complete imbalance and disharmony. Together around a symbolic fire, dancers and objects become mingled or confront one another, forming an undifferentiated primitive horde. From wounds to healing, they initiate themselves together into pleasure and pain.
Source: program of the CND
Marcelo Evelin is a Brazilian choreographer, researcher and performer. He lives and works between Teresina (Brazil) and Amsterdam (Netherlands). In Europe since 1986, he has in particular trained at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. He is an independent creator with his Platform Demolition Incorporada, established in 1995, and teaches at the Mime School in Amsterdam. His work mingles dance, physical theatre, performance, music, video, and installations. His performances De Repente Fica Tudo Preto de Gente (2012), Batucada (2014) and Danca Doente (2017) are currently being shown in festivals and theaters around the world.
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
A Invenção da Maldade
Artistic direction / Conception
Matteo Bifulco, Elliot Dehaspe, Maja Grzeckza, Bruno Moreno, Márcio Nonato, Rosângela Sulidade
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Photographie et vidéo Maurício Pokemon
Sho Takiguchi - Cloches en céramique Yu Kanai
Recherches philosophiques Jonas Schnor - Collaboration Christine Greiner, Loes Van der Pligt - Remerciements Amanda Pina
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Regina Veloso/Demolition Incorporada, Sofia Matos/Materiais Diversos - Assistant de production Gui Fontineles - Assistant administratif Humilde Alves - Tournée Andrez Ghizze, Regina Veloso