Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Inc.

Suddenly Everywhere is Black with People

Tanz im August

Please note that the starting times were changed!!

Does black still stand for the unknown, the primordial and darkness? With the German premiere Suddenly everywhere is black with people, the Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin sets out to radically redefine the relationship between performer and audience. A group of five dancers painted pitch black move through the space as an unpredictable but rhythmic heaving mass. They infiltrate the audience, coming terrifyingly and thrillingly close. They move through the space lumped together like a single body, forcing the viewers to continually adopt new positions. Is this some kind of war dance? What are the forces in play here?


Evelin has drawn inspiration from the book Crowds and Power, by Elias Canetti, in which the Nobel prizewinner attempts to unravel the sinister phenomenon of the crowd. Suddenly everywhere is black with people deals with our fear of the unknown, and our fascination with it. Performed before a limited audience, it is an intimate experience that daringly resonates contemporary issues of migration, race and power.
Video trailer:

Co-produced by Festival Panorama (Brazil), Kyoto Experiment with the support of Saison Foundation (Japan) and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgium). With support from Theater Instituut Nederland (TIN) and Performing Arts Fund NL. Acknowlegments Projeto LOTE 24h/Cristian Duarte, Theater Scholl Amsterdam and Núcleo do Dirceu. Recipient of the Funarte Klauss Vianna Dance Award 2011.
Magazin im August article


Created and performed by: Andrez Lean Ghizze, Daniel Barra, Elielson Pacheco, Hitomi Nagasu, Jell Carone, Loes Van der Pligt, Marcelo Evelin, Márcio Nonato, Regina Veloso, Rosângela Sulidade, Sérgio Caddah, Sho Takiguchi, Tamar Blom, Wilfred Loopstra


  • Past
    Sat 23.8.2014, 18:00 / HAU2
    Sat 23.8.2014, 22:00 / HAU2
    Sun 24.8.2014, 18:00 / HAU2


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