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Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Dancas (BR): Pororoca

26.02.2011 to 26.02.2011

Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Dancas (BR): Pororoca


Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Dancas (BR): Pororoca


sat, 26.02.2011

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Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Dancas (BR)

Date: Sat Feb 26, 20:30
Venue: TQW/Hall G
Austrian Première


With Such Stuff As We Are Made Of from 2000 and her latest work Pororoca from 2009, two guest performances at the Tanzquartier Wien give an insight into the work of Lia Rodrigues, who internationally is one of the most important South-American choreographers. Her choreographies are inspired by every day live and ther culture of Rio de Janeiro, where she not only works with her company in the de la Maré favela but has also built up an arts centre with offers in professional dance. At the same time, in her pieces, she succeeds in integrating a wider context and shifts in current history in her artistic language and questions the possible ways and forms of action in life and in art.


Pororoca - derived from the word poroc-poroc - in the Tupi language describes the droning and roaring that occurs when a river such as the Amazon meets the ocean. The expressive movement language of the eleven dancers is reminiscent of this point in time of transition, of the fragile moment of impact, out of which a new balance develops and out of the apparent chaos a choreography of great immediacy and gentleness forms.

Creation: Lia Rodrigues
Dance and Choreography: Amália Lima, Allyson Amaral, Ana Paula Kamozaki, Leonardo Nunes, Clarissa Rego, Carolina Campos, Thais Galliac, Volmir Cordeiro, Priscilla Maia, Calixto Neto, Lidia Larangeira


(c) Sammi Landweer

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