May 4 to 6


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Created in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, this performance is called Encantado because it reflects the desire to use magic and magic spells to guide the creative process that takes place in such dramatic times as those lived in Brazil. How can we cast a spell on our fears and come closer together as a people? How can we cast a spell on our ideas and bodies to transform them into images, dances and landscapes?

Born in São Paulo, Lia Rodrigues joined the Maguy Marin company in Paris. When she returned to Brazil, she founded the Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças in Rio de Janeiro, which offers activities, dance laboratories, productions, classes and rehearsals all year round. In 1992, she created the Panorama Festival, which she directed for 14 years. Today, it is the leading event of its type in Rio de Janeiro.

Since 2004, the company creates educational and artistic activities for the Maré slum in Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with the NGO Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré. As a result of this partnership, the Centro de Artes da Maré was founded in 2009 and the Escola Livre de Danças da Maré was created in October 2011. In the course of her 40 years of professional and artistic career, the choreographer Lia Rodrigues has not only devoted herself to artistic creation and practice, with commissions and performances in the world’s leading capitals, but also to teaching, organizing workshops and seminars around the world. She believes in the synergy between art and social processes and combines activism with utopias.

Creation Lia Rodrigues / Danced and created in close collaboration with Leonardo Nunes, Carolina Repetto, Valentina Fittipaldi, Andrey da Silva, Larissa Lima, Ricardo Xavier, Joana Lima, David Abreu, Matheus Macena, Tiago Oliveira, Raquel Alexandre / Choreographic assistance Amalia Lima / Dramaturgy Silvia Soter / Artistic collaboration and images Sammi Landweer
Co-production Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse – Paris; Le CENTQUATRE – Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Bordeaux Métropole; Le TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers; Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain; La Coursive, Scène nationale La Rochelle; L’Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive -Tulle; Théâtre d’Angoulême Scène Nationale; Le Moulin du Roc, Scène nationale à Niort; La Scène Nationale d’Aubusson, l’OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine; Le Kunstenfestivaldesarts – Bruxelles, Theaterfestival – Basel, HAU Hebbel am Ufer – Berlin, Festival Oriente Occidente – Roveretto, Theater Freiburg, Julidans – Amsterdam; Teatro Municipal do Porto; Festival DDD – dias de dança; Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Association Lia Rodrigues-France supported by Maré i Centro de Artes da Maré and the partners of FONDOC (Occitània) / La  Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is the mecenee of Portrait Lia Rodrigues at Festival d’Automne de Paris / With the international support Relief Fund for Cultural; Organitzacions educatives 2021 del Ministeri Federal d’Afers Exteriors d’Alemanya, el Goethe-Institut i altrs socis /Acknowledgments Thérèse Barbanel, Antoine Manologlou, Maguy Marin, Eliana Souza Silva, equip del Centro de Artes da Maré
Lia Rodrigues is associate artist at Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse and CENTQUATRE, França

Piece dedicated to Oliver


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Lighting design Nicolas Boudier / Stage chiefs Magali Foubert, Baptistine Méral / Music (song parts from GUARANI MBYA PEOPLE / Village of Kalipety do T.I. indigenous territory / Tenondé Porã, sung and performed during an indigenous demonstration in Brasília in August 2021 for the recognition of their endangered ancestral lands / Mix Alexandre Seabra / Internacional booking Colette de Turville / Production Coordination  Astrid Toledo / Administration Jacques Segueilla / Production Brasil Gabi Gonçalves – Corpo Rastreado / Goethe Institute project production Claudia Oliveira / Secretary Gloria Laureano / Teachers Amalia Lima, Sylvia Barretto, Valentina Fittipaldi


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