Lia Rodrigues

Exercice M, de mouvement et Maré

Archive 2021

Creative and managing director, Lia Rodrigues
With cast in progress
Assistant and rehearsal director, Amália Lima
Pedagogical coordination, Gabriel Lima
Music, Zeca Assumpção
Festival d’Automne à Paris is the Executive producer of this show and presents it in association with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris.
Festival d’Automne à Paris is the executive producer for the tour of this show in France.
In association with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
A project supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Redes da Maré, Smart Fit, Globo, and Órama Investimentos
With support from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Partnership with France Culture

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Free Dance School of Maré, founded by Lia Rodrigues in Rio de Janeiro, its pupils will be dazzling us with a piece which shows several aspects of the Brazilian choreographer's work: Exercice M, de mouvement et Maré.

At the heart of the Maré favela, dance has made a place for itself against all the odds. In 2004, Lia Rodrigues made it the base for the company she founded twenty years earlier, and began offering dance lessons for its inhabitants in partnership with the association Redes de Maré. Seven years later, the utopian dream of being able to offer full-time lessons came to fruition with the opening of an intensive learning structure, Nucleo 2, within the Free dance school of Maré. Whilst not all of its pupils are destined for a career on the stage, today the School trains young citizens wanting to dance, performing works such as May B by Maguy Marin. Exercice M, de mouvement et Maré, a piece created in 2013, brings to the stage the wide range of final-year talents. A series of solos allows them to express themselves via orientations given by Lia Rodrigues, and then opens out onto improvised duos by ten pupils. Following on from this is the choreographer's adaptation for them of Ce dont nous sommes faits, a sculptural and committed work first performed in 2010 and still performed by her company. This show gives us the opportunity to experience once again the foundations of the work of Lia Rodrigues, carried off by a new generation.