Lia Rodrigues Encantado
Devised in the context of the sanitary crisis, Encantado, the latest creation by the Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues, sets off on the trail of magic and incantation, on a quest to re-enchant the world and the body.
In Brazil, the word « encantado » has several meanings. It can be either a synonym of astonishment and wonder or qualify the effects of a magic spell, as in the French « enchanté », but it also has its own meaning in Afro-American culture. Here, it is used to designate animated entities, the « encantados », which navigate between land and sky, dunes and rocks, and which turn them into sacred places. It is these mysterious forces, intimately linked to nature, under threat in today's world, which are the inspiration behind Lia Rodrigues's Encantado, a piece which bears the hallmarks of the context in which it was created. With the Covid-19 impacting particularly heavily on Brazil, the choreographer, committed to the democratisation of art in her country, asked herself the question of how we could « enchant our fears » in order to recreate a dynamic collective and bring individuals closer together. In doing so, Encantado is an invitation to return to natural sources of strength, in search of images, landscapes and movements which – similar to the « encantados » – journey from one body to the next.
Creation, Lia Rodrigues
Danced and devised in direct collaboration with 11 dancers
Creative assistant, Amalia Lima
Dramaturgy, Silvia Soter
Artistic collaboration and images, Sammi Landweer
Lighting design, Nicolas Boudier
Festival d’Automne à Paris is the executive producer for the tour of this show in France. A coproduction between Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Festival d’Automne à Paris. This show is produced in association with Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Festival d’Automne à Paris .
A coproduction by Carré-Colonnes, scène nationale (Saint-Médard-en-Jalles) ; Le TAP - Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers ; Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain ; La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle ; L’empreinte, Scène nationale Brive-Tulle ; Théâtre d’Angoulême Scène Nationale ; Le Moulin du Roc, Scène nationale à Niort ; La Scène Nationale d’Aubusson ; Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) ; Le Theaterfestival (Basel) ; HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) ; Festival Oriente Occidente (Rovereto) ; Theater Freiburg ; Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças et le soutien de Redes da Maré et Centro de Artes da Maré ; Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris) ; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
In association with Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
In association with CENTQUATRE-PARIS ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from FONDOC (Occitanie) partners
Witht the participation of OARA-Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Bordeaux
With support from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès