NATIONAL PREMIERE 5th NOVEMBER 2019 |THEATER LAURA ALVIM, RIO DE JANEIRO – BRAZIL
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE 5thAUGUST 2021, NISVILLE JAZZ THEATER FESTIVAL, NIS, SERBIA- EUROPE
S T R A N G E [ E S T R A N H O ] is the devised theatre performance that integrates video projections. A scenic montage that carries affection and enchantment revealing the delicate, poetic and intense world of Gan. The character in his psychic suffering angles love, dreams, lost, the isolation and the pain of emptiness. Seeking to overcome his anguish and in exile, Gan continues to visit ‘places’. In his memory he alternates between horror and joy, between the song of the fruits and a strange fruit. He creates a virtual world, lived and experienced with the highest sensitivity and creative power.
S T R A N G E can be seen as a mirror of OUR inner conflicts, our islands, our deserts. A reflection on the concept of “strange”, echoing the question of exclusion of the Other under the stigma of insanity. What would it be like to take the place of this Other? To wear the skin of this Other?
The performance with video projections and music track including compositions by Chopin, Brahms, song Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Verdi’s opera and electronic music, reveals the story of Gan, a man with serene hallucinations intensified after his mother’s suicide. The performance is inspired by the short story Strange Fruit, written by Eveline Costa, director and dramaturg of the performance.
PERFORMER: MATEUS TIBURI
DRAMATURGY AND DIRECTION: EVELINE COSTA
BASED ON EVELINE COSTA’S SHORT STORY “STRANGE FRUIT” AND FRAGMENTS BY PASCAL MERCIER
VIDEO PARTICIPATION : EMILIE SUGAI
COLLABORATION DIRECTION : JADRANKA ANDJELIC
AUDIOVISUAL, SET AND COSTUME DESIGN: EVELINE COSTA
KIMONO: JADRANKA ANDJELIC
INTRODUCTION TO BUTOH: EMILIE SUGAI
LIGHT DESIGN: RENATO MACHADO
PHOTOGRAPHY: ELIANE BAND AND ALEXANDRE BRAGANÇA
GRAPHIC DESIGN: PABLITO KUCARZ
AUDIOVISUAL ASSISTANT: OTAVIO SCHOCAIR
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT JULIA TEIXEIRA
PRESS COMMUNICATION: LEAD | FLÁVIA TENÓRIO
SOCIAL NETWORKS: MÁRIO CAMELO
VIDEO RECORDING: ALEXANDRE BRAGANÇA
PRODUCED BY SEQUÊNCIA FILMES, MÚSICAS E CÊNICAS