THELMA BONAVITA: EU SOU UMA FRUTA GOGOIA EM TRÊS TENDÊNCIAS

THELMA BONAVITA: EU SOU UMA FRUTA GOGOIA EM TRÊS TENDÊNCIAS

24th November 2011


Contemplated by the Dance Program Directions 2009/10 Itau Cultural
Institute.

What is a gogoia fruit? Where does it come from? Do we know what has passed here? The piece uses a combination of overlapping images, metaphors and ideas related to Brazilian cultural imagination, 29 years after the celebrated Brazilian singer Gal Costa have recorded the Bahian folk song Fruta Gogoia. The piece reworks elements of the Tropicália movement, pop and fashion, seen in three trends:

1. Tendency to fantastic or "the desire to float";
2. Trend transitive or "the artist-DJ";
3. Tendency to overflow or “cross bording”.

The piece evokes the imagination making use of various choreographic instructions to re-shape our experience as a public dance, evoking the presence of a body by a wig that floats balloons and "dances" to the body of this artist. The piece uses participatory strategies to see the public involved in the action - upon entering, choose a filter through which to watch the performance, giving you the chance to colour each scene differently.

£6 / £3.50 concs
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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