Conversation with Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin about his piece Suddenly Everywhere is Black with People premiered in Berlin at Tanz Im August 2014.
From the website:
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.
produced by marlon barrios solano
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