Conceived and performed by Andrez Lean Ghizze, Daniel Barra, Elielson Pacheco, Hitomi Nagasu, Jell Carone, Loes Van der Pligt, Marcelo Evelin, Marcio Nonato, Regina Veloso, Rosângela Sulidade, Sérgio Caddah, Show Takigushi, Tamar Blom, Wilfred Loopstra.
Co‐produced by Festival Panorama (Brazil),
Kyoto Experiment, with the support of Saison Foundation (Japan) and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgic), with the support of Theater Instituut Nederland | TIN e Performing Arts Fund NL. Awarded by Prêmio Funarte de Dança Klauss Vianna 2011.
Based on Elias Canetti’s book Crowds and Power (1960), Marcelo Evelin investigates the mass as a enigmatic and universal phenomenon. The metaphor of the multitude as a place for individual freedom emerges as the different parts of the piece come together. Bathed in cold light, 5 performers from different places in the world – Teresina, Kyoto, São Paulo, Ipatinga, Amsterdam –, with bodies painted in black as exotic as they are familiar, contort vigorously in a man-to-man combat without violence and without respite, a heaving mass moving through space, unpredictable and rhythmical. They share space with the audience; a black hole, a horizon of possibilities for the mass that seeks the darkest spot, where you are as close to the other as you are to yourself. Every place is a meeting place. Why and how do people come together?