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Photo collage © Ícaro  Gaya / Photo © Paula Kossatz

Let it Burn 


In Let It Burn (Deixa Arder) it flares. Brazilian-Argentinian choreographer duo Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo take on the battle with the prejudices about the black identity. It is a full-on attack of the historical and current clichés about the black body.

Dancer Tamires Costa takes the stage like a person possessed. What begins as a mix of burlesque and stand-up is turned completely upside down in an unpredictable dance adventure. The music also tells a story: we hear the funk, jazz and pop music of for instance Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Josephine Baker, Woody Woodpecker and Macunaima.

In Let it Burn, the black history and the individual are pursued and plundered on a stage set on fire. Let it burn! 


CREDITS

Artistic direction
Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

Performance 
Tamires Costa

Co-creation
Tamires Costa
Ícaro dos Passos Gaya

Trainees 
Taís Almeida
Anne Naukkarinen

Sound
all the team


Light design 
Catalina Fernández


Costumes 
Levi & Russo


Video documentation
Renato Mangoli
Luiz Guilherme Guerreiro

Production  
Improvável Produções


Management and Co-Production
Something Great


Artistic residencies
Centro Coreográfico do Rio de Janeiro
Consulado da Argentina no Rio de Janeiro
Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá
Projeto Entre

Support 
Bisturi Material Hospitalar, FoBras 


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