Marcelo Evelin

18 > 29.06.18

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

Marcelo Evelin is a Brazilian choreographer, researcher and performer. He lives and works between Teresina (Brazil) and Amsterdam (Netherlands). In Europe since 1986, he has in particular trained at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. His work combines dance, physical theatre, performance, music, video, and installations. He has created over forty pieces with his company, Platform Demolition Incorporada, founded in 1995. He has taught at the Mine School in Amsterdam, performs and teaches in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. His performances Matadouro (2010) and Dança Doente (2017) were presented at the Festival d’Automne, Paris.

Reinventing the Body

The workshop with choreographer Marcelo Evelin will be based on the material developed on his last creation Sick Dance. This creation deals with issues of subversion and inoperability to create a disjointed, unstable and somber dance that manifests itself as the reinvention of a body. The workshop will propose approaches, practices and procedures that foster creation, in a wide space between perception and action. It will propose to formulate questions and broaden common interests instead of obtaining answers or reaching conclusions; and will combine conceptual discussions and circulation of ideas with physical practices and research around performance possibilities.