Unfortunately this performance cannot take place due to Corona entry restrictions.
In Portuguese, there is a difference between evil (mal) and evilness (maldade). The evil in the world is man-made, whereas evilness has something archaic, mythic, biblical about it.
In «The Invention of Evilness (A Invenção da Maldade)», six bodies, a pile of wood, bells and wind chimes create this evil and evilness on stage. The performers shake, contort their bodies and bang them against each other, against the ground, against the wood. Their dancing is frenetic, delirious and aggressive. It results in liberating dance that lies beyond our everyday lives and is reminiscent of a shamanic ritual. At least evilness can be danced away this evening.
The Brazilian choreographer and researcher Marcelo Evelin lives and works in Europe and Brazil. Together with his Demolition Inc. company, he stages site-specific projects that combine performance, choreography and installation. In Brazil, he founded the artistic collective Núcleo do Dirceu.Evelin teaches improvisation at the Mime School of the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam, where he also develops his own projects. His works have been performed at the renowned kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, and his choreographies are on tour worldwide.
A piece by Marcelo Evelin/Demolition Incorporada
Concept and Choreography: Marcelo Evelin. Creation and performance: Bruno Moreno, Elliot Dehaspe, Maja Grzeczka, Márcio Nonato, Matteo Bifulco, Rosângela Sulidade and Sho Takiguchi. Sound Design and Technical direction: Sho Takiguchi. Dramaturgy: Carolina Mendonça. Research collaboration in philosophy: Jonas Schnor. Collaboration: Christine Greiner and Loes Van der Pligt. Production Director: Regina Veloso / Demolition Incorporated and Sofia Matos / Materiais Diversos. Production assistant: Gui Fontineles. Production-touring: Andrez Guizze + Regina Veloso. Agency and diffusion: CAMPO / Brazil + Materiais Diversos/ abroad. Co-production: HAU – Hebbel Am Ufer, Festival d’Automne à Paris / CND – Centre National de la Danse, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD – Dias da Dança. Support Rumos: Itaú Cultural 2017-2018, MIME School – Academy of Theatre and Dance and Xing/Live Arts Week
Creation in residence at CAMPO Arte Contemporânea, Teresina-Piauí-Brasil
Photography and Video: Maurício Pokemon.