Cristina Moura


Archive 2021

Created, choreographed and performed by Cristina Moura
Music, Bruno Balthazar
Videos, Lucas Canavarro
Scenography, Julia Deccache, Radiografico
Costumes, Luana de Sá
Lighting, Dalton Camargos
Assistant director and accessories, Danilo Moraes
Artistic collaboration, Anna Dantes, and Renato Linhares
Production, Dadá Maia
In association with CENTQUATRE-PARIS ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

By means of her body, movements and words, Cristina Moura invites us to think about the question of identity. Using our gaze on her body as the starting part, and making her voice mixed with those of others heard, Ägô turns the stage into a space in which interaction can take place. In it, she questions in a humorous way, her own life history and that of her country.

A woman, alone onstage, presents herself to us as she dances, and begins to speak, in her own name. What exactly is the black body? Does such a thing exist? Over the course of an hour, the show explores this question by working through a repertoire of gestures, images and movements, moving from the ritual to the everyday. Combing experiences, memories and anxieties from her own life as an artist with problems linked to the current state of affairs in her own country and the world, Cristina Moura turns Ägô into a game of risks and experimentation. A major figure on the Brazilian scene, Cristina Moura – whom Lia Rodrigues presented the first solo in 2003 as part of her Panorama festival – has danced in numerous companies, in Brazil and in Europe, and has been developing her own projects for the last twenty years. In the words of the choreographer, “Ägô evokes the memory and imagination of a body, a dancing body, which is Brazilian, female, and black. A body of a contemporary creator that focusses on the questions of our time.”

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octoberoct 5 - november – nov 5

LIMINAL, Forensic Oceanography, Border Forensics
From Sea to Sky

Visual arts

Featuring different works by the LIMINAL, Forensic Oceanography and Border Forensics collectives, the multimedia installation From Sea to Sky approaches intersectional immobility and frontier-based violence at sea. The objective is to highlight the way in which the Mediterranean maritime space has been transformed into a militarized border zone.

octoberoct 5 – 10

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

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Zifzafa, is an arabic word to describe a wind that shakes and rattles all in its path. Here, it becomes the title of a performance of artist and researcher Lawrence Abu Hamdan, that enmeshes sonic composition, video game engines and spoken word, to immerse us in the heart of a movement to resist green colonialism in the occupied Syrian Golan heights. 

novembernov 5 – 8
Maison de la musique de Nanterre – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national
novembernov 9
Théâtre Louis Aragon, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et création – danse – Tremblay-en-France
novembernov 30

Alessandro Sciarroni
U. (un canto)

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A year after the premier of IRIS at the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool, commissioned by the Festival d'Automne, in which he explored the Italian polyphonic repertoire, Alessandro Sciarroni brings us U. (un canto). This music-based performance piece evokes the profoundly mysterious relationship between human beings and nature.

decemberdec 4 – 8

Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Quatre murs et un toit

Theatre Portrait
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In 1947, the trial of German playwright Bertolt Brecht took place in the United States in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), responsible for combating communist activism. It was here that Brecht wrote a declaration which he was forbidden to read out. The minutes of the trial, as well as this declaration, constitute one of the axes of this exuberant show.