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Aquilo de que somos feitos (2000)
  • Title: Aquilo de que somos feitos
  • Alternate Title: Such stuff as we are made of
  • Holdings: photo gallery
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 2000
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Type-Format: performance, dance
  • Cast: Amália Lima, Allyson Amaral, Gustavo Barros, Ana Paula Kamozaki, Leonardo Nunes, Thais Galliac, Calixto Neto, Carolina Campos, Volmir Cordeiro,Lidia Larangeira, Priscila Maia, Clarissa Rego, Gabriele Nascimento, Jeane de Lima, Luana Bezerra
  • Credits: Lia Rodrigues, general conception and director; Zeca Assumpção, music; Milton Giglio, lighting design;

Aquilo de que somos feitos (2000)

Aquilo de que somos feitos was created over a period of two years of research and rehearsals, in 1999 and 2000, when the celebrations for the 500 years of Brazil's "discovery" where very present. One of the starting points was, therefore, to "discover" and to deal with issues such as citizenship, history, memory. How can art think the world, and how can these ways of knowing serve the world? In this performance the audience shares the same space with the dancers, in proximity and exposed to a dilated time, where movement happens extremely slowly, stimulating a different way of seeing that is almost "epidermic." The object of investigation is the body, the flesh, both aesthetically—what unexpected shapes can it produce, what different ways can it occupy space—and philosophically, how much is a body worth, it's labor, it's meanings? In this work the audience is co-author, assigning whatever meaning it wishes to the shapes the body makes and to the political and advertisement slogans the dancers say.

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