The Traveler

“My body continues to bear the marks of marginalization and dancing is an act of resistance. When a black body moves, it recoreographs its entire existence in the world. As a black man from the periphery, I know where the priorities…

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“My body continues to bear the marks of marginalization and dancing is an act of resistance.

When a black body moves, it recoreographs its entire existence in the world.

As a black man from the periphery, I know where the priorities in terms of improving our daily lives lie.

It is necessary to break the politics of segregation and at the same time give a boost and more value to our creative power.

Brazil has been constructed on the myth of racial democracy that still plays an important role in our imagination and in the form of political organization of the country.

We try to forget our slavery past and we naturalize racism through deceitful discourses of equality.

That’s why I dance.

Art is a tool to fight this reality.

This whole social context, my life in it, reflects my dance today;

the way my body moves,
the way I think,
the way I conceive my work.

The traveller touches upon these themes, directly or indirectly.

An endless search for a place of belonging and the simultaneous discovery of new territories, the traveller has forgotten where he came from. 

Physically it is a piece that is in constant (re)construction; experiencing sensations, dealing with the emotions, exploring new paths to find total connection to my work.

All this is part of my present work process. There is dialogue in my head that guides me during the performance together with the choreography.

But the solo is alive.

There is space for the interaction between the choreography, the sensations, the subcontext and the moment.

This play of different elements directs the whole story.”

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Intérprete Criador
Rafael Abreu

Provocação cenica
Luciane Fontanella

Captacao de Imagem e ediçao
Nela Wojaczková

Iluminação
Beto Andreetta

Trilha
Bitter Practice Sweet Mind Baron von Spirit
The Skin Ego – Ed Côrtes
If I had a heart – Fever Ray

Agradecimento
Espaço Pia Fraus

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