A plastic tarp, water, naked bodies, silence. In Lia Rodrigues’s current production “Pindorama” the waves of the tarp are transformed into a wild ocean, in which the bodies are caught up like vacuum-packed detritus, becoming flotsam. In the language of the Tupí, “Pindorama” is the original name of Brazil, before its colonisation. The eleven dancers of the Companhia de Danças seek out a physical equivalent for the natural landscape. Lia Rodrigues from Rio de Janeiro is a central figure of contemporary dance in Brazil. After an absence of eight years, Lia Rodrigues now returns to Berlin with a new production at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Co-production: Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine with the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre National de Chaillot, La Briqueterie/CDC du Val-de-Marne, King’s Fountain, Kunstenfestivaldesart copresented by the Kaaïtheater (Brussels), Hellerau – European Center for the Arts (Dresden).
Created as part of a long-term residency with Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, supported by the Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France.
Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças is being supported by Petrobras and Ministério da Cultura do Brasil as part of Petrobrás Cultural program – support to the company and the creative process 2012/2013 – in partnership with Redes da Maré.