Based in Rio de Janeiro and winner of numerous awards, Deborah Colker is an extraordinary choreographer. After creating Ovo with Cirque du Soleil, she choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, featuring 6,000 dancers.
Based on the poem Cão Sem Plumas (“dog without feathers”) by Brazilian writer João Cabral de Melo Neto and enhanced by the striking images of filmmaker Cláudio Assis, this show portrays on stage the course of the Capibaribe River, where the natural habitat and the local population are threatened.
Performed by 14 dancers of astonishing physicality, the choreography interweaves classical, contemporary, popular and ritual dances, set against black and white projections captured during a journey where the dance company immersed itself in the world of the Capibaribe, its mangroves and its inhabitants. A powerful work. Not to be missed!
IN ADDITION TO THE FILM
Where the River Begins
A short documentary on the creative process, including an interview with choreographer Deborah Colker.
Duration: 17 min.
Produced by Filigrane Archives
This Digidance webcast is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and National Arts Centre (Ottawa).
WEBCAST PERFORMANCE ON DEMAND
By buying an access you obtain a link giving you access to streaming between September 29 and October 11, 2021 at the time of your choosing.
Tickets start at $16.00
Daughter of a violinist and conductor, Deborah Colker was born in 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She played the piano for 12 years, studied psychology and was a professional volleyball player before beginning her professional dance career.
Between 1980 and 1988, she became a performer with Coringa, directed by the Uruguayan Graciela Figueiroa, an important dance company in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980s. In 1984, ...Read more about Deborah Colker
The Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker was founded in 1994 and went on stage for the first time with Vulcão (Volcano). Although a beginner, the Company was invited to open the “O Globo em Movimento” Festival in Rio’s Municipal Theater, one of the most important theaters in Brazil. The explosion happened the following year with Velox. The show, famous for its scene on a climbing wall, became a pop phenomenon.
In 1996...Read more about Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker
Création, chorégraphie et direction Deborah Colker
Directeur exécutif João Elias
Direction artistique et scénographie Gringo Cardia
Direction Cinématographique Cláudio Assis, Deborah Colker
Dramaturgie Cláudio Assis
Direction musicale Jorge Dü Peixe, Berna Ceppas, participation spéciale Lirinha
Conception d’éclairage Jorginho De Carvalho
Costumes et habillage Claudia Kopke
Interprètes Aline Machado, Bianca Lopes, Dilo Alberto, Filipi Escudine, Isadora Amorim, Jaime Bernardes, Leony Boni, Olivia Pureza, Phelipe Cruz, Pilar Giraldo, Rosina Gil, Uátila Coutinho, Victor Vargas
Production et gestion de la tournée Gledson Teixeira
Assistante de direction Gabriela Newlands
Mise en scène Thiago Merij
Opérateur lumière Rodrigo Belay
Bureau de presse Factoria Comunicação
Vidéo Paulo Severo
Conception graphique Peu Fulgêncio - Frito studio
Textes Luis Fernando Vianna
Révision Malu Resende
Assistante à la mise en scène et à la chorégraphie Jacqueline Motta
Assistants des répétitions Jacqueline Motta, Fernanda Cavalcanti, José Ramos
Consultant et professeur de danses urbaines Felipi Moura
Professeurs de ballet classique Eric Frederic, Elizabeth Alexandre, Nora Esteves, Aline Machado, José Ramos
Professeurs de danse contemporaine Deborah Colker, Jaime Bernardes, Ednei D'Conti
Participation à la création chorégraphique Bailarinos + assistants
Assistante scénographe et effets maquillage Renata Pittigliani
Assistant éclairages César Ramires
Assistante costumes Teresa abreu
Patine des costumes Nayara Pereira
Peintre d'art Vicente Mota
Assistante costumière Eliuma Silva
Couturières Rosália Verlangieri, Nice Scarpari
Orthopédiste Daniel Ramallo
Conseil juridique Ernesto Paulozzi Jr. Advogados Associados, Siqueira Castro Advogados
Finances et administration Miriam Furtado
Archives et cadre de projet Israel Oliveira
Maintenance Isaías Lago Bastos
Services généraux Romário Souza
Réalisation Je Produções Ltda