In just a few years, the São Paulo Companhia de Dança has established itself as a leading company in Latin America, and offers us the pleasure of a second visit to Danse Danse with a triple bill. Sought after by the world’s most prestigious dance companies, Edouard Lock continues his brilliant deconstruction of the classical vocabulary. Trick Cell Play showcases the versatility and dexterity of the dancers in an almost cinematographic chiaroscuro of bodies, emblematic of the choreographer’s style. Pure Lock, superbly danced. In Agora, the young Brazilian choreographer Cassi Abranches, a former dancer with Grupo Corpo, explores the concept of time in Latin American culture. Lastly, renowned german choreographer Marco Goecke revisits the final pas de deux of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, an ephemeral and moving encounter between a dancing bird and a flying human. A captivating evening in three parts!
Photo © Wilian Aguiar
Édouard Lock began his choreographic career at the age of 20 and formed La La La Human Steps in 1980. He would soon receive numerous commissions from such companies as the Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dutch National Ballet and Ballet Cullberg.
In 1990 he collaborated with David Bowie as art director of his Sound and Vision world tour, and two years later worked with Frank Zappa on The Yellow Shark concerts w...Read more about Edouard Lock
© Roman Novitzky.
Marco Goecke was born in Wuppertal, Germany. He trained as a dancer at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich as well as the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and worked at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Berlin and Theatre Hagen. After choreographing works in Hagen and for Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre-Society, Marco Goecke created ballets for New York City Ballet (Mopey, 2004) and Stuttgart Ballet (Sweet Sweet Sweet, 2005). Ma...Read more about Marco Goecke
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1974, Cassi Abranches began her dance studies in 1982 at Escola Municipal de Bailados, SP. As a dancer, Cassi performed with Brazil's Raça Cia de Dança, Balé do Teatro Castro Alves and Balé do Teatro Guaíra, before she joined Grupo Corpo in 2001, where she danced until 2013.
As a choreographer, Cassi has created numerous works for Grupo Corpo that have toured the world. Other creations ...Read more about Cassi Abranches
Since its founding in 2008 by the São Paulo state government, SPDC has been under the masterful direction of the dancer, writer and director Inês Bogéa. In less than a decade, she has produced some 40 dance pieces, half of them original works. The company has performed on the stages of 60 cities in 8 countries in South America, Asia and Europe. The diversity of its repertoire, plus the virtuosity and versatility of the d...Read more about São Paulo Companhia de Dança
Trick Cell Play (2019)
A production by Pró-Dança Association, São Paulo Dance Company, Brazil commissioned by Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Choreography and light designer Édouard Lock.
Composition Gavin Bryars.
Music director of Percorso Ensemble Ricardo Bologna.
Costume designer Ulrika Van Gelder (dresses).
Costume assistant Edmeia Evaristo (corsets).
With 14 dancers.
Choreography Cassi Abranches.
Music Sebastián Piracés.
Lighting Gabriel Pederneiras.
Costumes Janaina de Castro.
With 12 dancers.
Choreography, set and costumes Marco Goecke.
Music The Firebird (Berceuse and Final), by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).
Dramaturgy Nadja Kadel.
Lighting Udo Haberland | Version for SPDC Wagner Freire.
Restaging Giovanni Di Palma.
With 2 dancers.