Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Incorporada

A invenção da maldade
National premiere
DDD – Festival Dias da Dança 2019


25 Thu 22.00h & 26 Fri 19.00h

CAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

10.00€ • 1.30h • >16 


Concept and choreography Marcelo Evelin
Creation and performance Bruno Moreno, Elliot Dehaspe, Maja Grzeczka, Márcio Nonato, Matteo Bifulco, Rosângela Sulidade and Sho Takiguchi
Sound design and technical direction Sho Takiguchi
Dramaturgy Carolina Mendonça
Research collaboration in philosophy Jonas Schnor
Collaboration Christine Greiner and Loes Van der Pligt
Photography and video Maurício Pokemon
Production director Regina Veloso / Demolition Incorporated (Brazil) and Sofia Matos / Materiais Diversos (Portugal)
Production assistant Gui Fontineles
Production-touring Andrez Guizze and Regina Veloso
Agency and diffusion CAMPO / Brazil + Materiais Diversos/ abroad
Co-production HAU – Hebbel Am Ufer (Deustchland), Festival d'Automne à Paris / CND - Centre National de la Danse (France), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Deustchland), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgium) and Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal)
Support Rumos Itaú Cultural 2017-2018 (Brazil), MIME School - Academy of Theatre and Dance (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Xing/Live Arts Week (Italy)
Creation in residence at CAMPO Arte Contemporânea, Teresina-Piauí-Brasil (Brazil)

Performance with standing audience
“A invenção da maldade” looks into a body in crisis, torn by the forces crossing it. 
In an attempt to escape from itself, and in a situation of inoperativeness in the face of the world’s expectations, the body generates a dance that arises in the unstable place between myself and the other. What is dance? What does it mean to dance, why would one dance, and for whom to dance? What is dance as a form of art capable of today in the aesthetical, political and human realms? On the one hand, this work is a choreographic piece swinging between show and performance, an event that is shared with the audience and that insists on otherness as a process and on the creation of a shapeless matter subject to update. On the other hand, the creative material becomes the reversal of the previous piece, “Sick Dance” (2017), co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto and presented in October 2017 at Teatro Rivoli, even if it reuses its issues as residual material, trace or what returns as “haunting”. By extracting and subtracting conceptual and bodily procedures previously addressed, this new creation intends to be a material that has been purified, distilled and dehydrated of that which endures, which insists on being reinvented.  

Marcelo Evelin was born in Piauí (Brazil). He’s a choreographer, researcher and performer. He’s been working in the dance field since 1986, collaborating with artists that employ different languages in projects also involving physical theatre, music, video, installation and taking over specific spaces. He’s an independent creator working within the framework of his company, Demolition Incorporada, established in 1995. He teaches at the Amsterdam University of the Arts – Mime School (The Netherlands). He tutors workshops and collaborative projects in several European countries, as well as in the USA, Africa, Japan, South America and Brazil. Manager and curator, he established Núcleo do Dirceu (2006-2013) in Teresina, Brazil, which was both a collective of independent artists and a platform for the research and development of contemporary performing arts. In 2016, together with cultural manager Regina Veloso, and also in Teresina, he opened CAMPO—a new space for thinking about, producing, and publicising art and other disciplines, which includes the Demolition Incorporada studio. His performances “Matadouro” [Slaughterhouse] (2010) and “De Repente fica Tudo Preto de Gente [Suddenly Everywhere Is Black with People] (2012), which Teatro Municipal do Porto has already hosted (in March 2015 and October 2014, respectively), have been presented in over 18 countries. With over 300 performers of different nationalities having participated in it, “Batucada” (2014) is a “performing event” still on tour.
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