Lia Rodrigues


Archive 2021

Creation, Lia Rodrigues
Danced and devised in direct collaboration with Leonardo NunesCarolina RepettoValentina FittipaldiAndrey Da SilvaLarissa LimaRicardo XavierJoana LimaDavid AbreuMatheus MacenaTiago OliveiraRaquel Alexandre
Creative assistant, Amalia Lima
Dramaturgy, Silvia Soter
Artistic collaboration and images, Sammi Landweer
Lighting design, Nicolas Boudier
Light production, Baptistine Méral and Magali Foubert 
Sound editor & mix, Alexandre Seabra
Production and diffusion, Colette de Turville
Assisted by, Astrid Toledo 
Administration, Jacques Segueilla 
Production in Brazil, Gabi Gonçalves / Corpo Rastreado
Production project Goethe Institut, Gloria Laureano
Teachers, Amalia LimaSylvia BarrettoValentina Fittipaldi
A coproduction by Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes ; 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) ; Brussels, Theaterfestival (Basel) ; HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) ; Festival Oriente Occidente (Rovereto) ; Theater Freiburg ; l’OARA - Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle
Aquitaine ; Julidans (Amsterdam) ; Teatro Municipal do Porto ; Festival DDD, dias de dança ; 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
This show is produced in association with Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, CENTQUATRE-PARIS and Festival d’Automne à Paris.
With support from FONDOC (Occitanie) partners
With support from Fonds international de secours pour les organisations de la culture et de l'éducation 2021 du ministère fédéral allemand des Affaires étrangères, le Goethe-Institut et d'autres partenaires.
With support from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
In partnership with France Culture
Thanks Thérèse Barbanel, Antoine Manologlou, Maguy Marin, Eliana Souza Silva, équipe du Centro de Artes da Maré
dedicated show to Olivier

« If there is any magic in Encantado, it was hard-earned - and we have Rodrigues to thank for it. » Financial Times

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.

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Alessandro Sciarroni
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Robyn Orlin, Garage Dance Ensemble, uKhoiKhoi
…How in salts desert is it possible to blossom...

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This piece is the fruit of the first encounter between Robyn Orlin and the iconic South African company Garage Dance Ensemble. The latter practices dance theatre which is committed to equality and social justice. In the company of performers from the Northern Cape region, she brings us a no-holds-barred performance that questions the origins of social violence.

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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.

Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse
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Marcelo Evelin, Demolition Incorporada

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In this piece, the choreographer Marcelo Evelin, from the north-east region of Brazil, invites us to set foot inside a metaphorical forest and its ecological condition. Through minimalist dance, and guided by the call of the legendary Uirapuru, a rare and endangered bird, six performers embody the promise of discovering what is and what still eludes our senses.