Photographs: Fole © Cristiano Prim

Fole


Artist: Michelle Moura
Country: Brazil / Germany
Type: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2013


In Fole (the rough Portuguese translation for bellows), the Berlin-based Brazilian choreographer and performance artist Michelle Moura, breathes in, and breathes out. Blows, bellows. Breath seeps in, runs through every inch of her body, grows denser, steers it, shakes it, jolts it. However, what starts with a simple breath transforms itself into a hurricane.

Shifting her feelings to modify her thinking, she attains a different perception and thereby alters her perspective, moving from the body to the mind. Inspired by post-psychedelic therapy and ritual ceremonies, among visions and dreams of war, in this work, she connects the animalistic with the mechanical: the catharsis of all the forms of violence we are exposed to and that we have been producing through time. The result is an enfolding and almost hypnotic experience, suspended in time.

CREDITS

Concept & performance 
Michelle Moura

Sound 
Kaj Duncan David
(originally Rodrigo Lemos


Light 
Leticia Skrycky
(orginally Fábia Regina)

Dramaturgy 
Alex Cassal

Production
Cândida Monte
Wellington Guitti 

Distribution
Something Great

Funded by  
Rumos Dança - Itaú Cultural 


Support
Residencias PAR / Casarrodante, FIDCU - Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Uruguay 


Acknowledgements 
Leticia Skrycky
Elisabete Finger
Espaço Cênico/Nena Inoue
Obragem /Olga Neneve e Eduardo Giacomini
Centro Coreográfico do Rio de Janeiro
Tamara Gomez
Lucía Valeta
Vera Garat
Aurora Riet
Renata Moura