Dance

Duda Paiva Company & Illusionary Rockaz Company

Avatāra

Friday

25

November
2022

20:30 uur

Middenzaal

Prijs € 17,50
incl. garderobe

VANAF 14 JAAR

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

Friday

25

November
2022

20:30 uur



Middenzaal

Prijs € 17,50
incl. garderobe

VANAF 14 JAAR

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

Different worlds collide in this special co-production by master puppeteer Duda Paiva and acclaimed choreographer Shailesh Bahoran. The audience is immersed in a journey through impressive vistas of Brazilian and Indian culture, walking through mysterious landscapes between heaven and earth, encountering companions who are both man and god. Together we discover that new encounters can lead to a clash between existing elements that generate enough force to breathe life into something that did not exist before.

In an optimistic and powerful performance in which dance and puppetry merge, Shailesh and Duda explore the tension between humans and gods. Did the gods give life to man or is it man who created them? What is the hidden power of symbolism? How do past clashes affect the way we view the gods? In this co-production, answers are sought through an interesting reflection on the artificial humanity of dolls and the mechanical movement created by the language of dance.

In Avatāra, Shailesh and Duda refer to comic-books and anime culture, which are full of superheroes and supernatural powers. In both Brazilian and Indian religious cultures, there are legends of demigods, nature gods and impressive adventures that would not look entirely out of place in epic fiction stories by, for instance, Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Marvel or Tolkien.

Website: dudapaiva.com

 

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