Photos: © Cristiano Prim, Marco Flávio

BLINK mini unison intense wail


Artist: Michelle Moura
Country: Brazil / Germany
Genre: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2015


in BLINK mini unison intense wail Brazilian choreographer Michelle Moura explore the rhythms of blinking and the changes in perception triggered by this extreme exercise – looking outward, looking inward. Strong feelings oscillating between happiness and sadness emerge amid increasingly ecstatic sounds. The dance of the lids takes hold of both performers’ faces and bodies while they work themselves up to a climax, with the effect that not a single eye remains still even in the audience.

BLINK mini unison intense wail is a challenge to the impossible, in its aspiration to choreograph the involuntary, uncontrollable movement of the eyes and the eyelids. Angels, sirens, shamanic spirits, Manga figurines, the two protagonists build a bewitching crescendo as little by little they reveal themselves more explicitly to the hypnotized eyes of the beholders. The very title offers multiple open readings of the intents that may be understood through the succession of situations on stage.


CREDITS

Creation 
Michelle Moura


Performers 
Clara Saito
Michelle Moura


Collaboration
Clara Saito
Lisa Vereertbrugghen


Dramaturgy
Alex Casal 


Sound 
Kaj Duncan David
(originally Rodrigo Lemos) 

Light:
Leticia Skrycky
(originally Lucas Amado) 


Costumes
Lisa Vereertbrugghen 


Advisors
Elisabete Finger
Jeroen Fabius
Katerina Bakatsaki


Production
Cândida Monte
Wellington Guitti 


Management and Distribution
Something Great (Berlin - DE)


Co-production
SESC São Paulo (São Paulo - BR),
DasArts (Amsterdam - NL)

Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Centre National de la Danse (Paris - FR) 

Support
La Bamba (Curitiba - BR)









































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