Photographs: Mordedores  © Renato Mangolin, Paula Kossatz


Artist: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Country: Brazil / Argentina
Type: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2015

Mordedores is a performance dealing with the topic of violence beyond its immediate connotations of annihilation, death and destruction. In contrast to  social and cultural imaginaries (and policies) that seek to alleviate violence by anaesthetising it, through an emptying of energy ­– also obviously violent – Levi and Russo incorporate in this performance the energy of violence to activate a creative spiral of forces under tension. 


Concept and artistic direction
Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

Performance and co-creation 
Gunnar Borges, Ícaro Gaya, Lucas Fonseca, Lucía Russo, Monique Ottat, Tamires Costa and Thadeu Matos

Collaboration (creation process) 
Ana Maria Krein, Daniel Passos, Gabriela Cordovez, João Victor Cavalcante, Luan Machado, Kandyê Medina, Marilena Alberto, Thiane Nascimento and Tony Hewerton

Dramaturgical collaboration
Laura Erber  

Lights design 
Andrea Capella, Isadora Giuntini 

Sound design
all the team 

Paula Stroher

Improvável Produções 

Co-production and Distribution 
Something Great

Iberescena / Funarte
Cooperativa Disentida 

Funded by
Rio de Janeiro City Council / SMC 

Artistic residencies
Rio de Janeiro Choreographic Centre
Sítio Canto da Sabia Cultural Space

Supported by
Rio de Janeiro Choreographic Centre, Centro de Artes da Maré, Lia Rodrigues / Cia de Danças, Casa Funarte Paschoal Carlos Magno, Espaço Sérgio Porto, Festival Dois Pontos, Argentinean Consulate in Rio de Janeiro.