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Elephant Protocol


Artist: Alejandro Ahmed / Cena 11
Country: Uruguay / Brazil
Genre: Dance / Performance
Year of Creation: 2016

Elephant Protocol (Protocolo Elefante) uses the action of parting and isolation of an elephant in the imminence of his death as a metaphor for separation and exile.

This work is an investigation about the way the elements present in the environment where we belong (people, behaviors, languages, feelings, objects and relational interaction devices) are affected when we migrate separately to a diverse context far from such familiarities and symmetries of belonging. 

The feeling of absence produced by this asymetrical encounter of identities is an important guiding principle to some key questions of our research: What is belonging or the need to belong? What is our definition of identity?

Elephant Protocol is a ritual of discontinuity and vestige, of understanding identity as entropy. It means sharing the solitude that defines us.  

Alejandro Ahmed

CREDITS

Choreography
Alejandro Ahmed

by and with
Aline Blasius
Edú Reis Neto
Hedra Rockenbach
Jussara Belchior
Karin Serafin
Marcos Klann
Mariana Romagnani
Natascha Zacheo

Technical Direction and Lights
Hedra Rockenbach  

Assistant  
Mariana Romagnani  

Assistant Direction / Costumes
Karin Serafin

Assistant Rehearsals
Malu Rebelo   

Objects
Roberto Gorgatti  
 
Soliloquies
Alejandro Ahmed
Aline Blasius
Anderson do Carmo
Edú Reis Neto
Hedra Rockenbach
Jussara Belchior
Karin Serafin
Malu Rebelo
Marcos Klann
Mariana Romagnani  

Guest artists /Artistic feedback
Wagner Schwartz
Michelle Moura
Eduardo Fukushima
Priscilla Menezes

Creative Producer 
Núcleo Corpo Rastreado  

Touring Producer 
Something Great  

Funded by 
Rumos Itaú Cultural - Prêmio Funarte de Dança Klauss Vianna  

with the support
Estado de Santa Catarina - Secretaria de Estado de Turismo, Cultura e Esporte
Fundação Catarinense de Cultura
FUNCULTURAL - Edital Elisabete Anderele
Jurerê Sports Center
Bienal SESC de Dança
SESC Consolação








































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