Woods

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Address Náměstí Svobody, Brno
Entry CZK 0–300
Event website www.tanecpraha.cz…
Length 30 min
Author Clarice Lima
Takes place during Tanec Praha 2022

Performing: Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Nina Fajdiga, Aline Bonamin

Woods, somewhere on the border between dance, performance and visual art, invites us in a creative and poetic way to look at the urgent current issues of climate change and life in the society. All from a novel point of view, literally “upside down”. Performers from Brazil, Portugal and Slovenia, together with members of the general public, transform into strong trees. How long can they stand on their head? And how much longer will our forests survive?

Woods is not just a movement performance. It is an appeal for dialogue on today’s society and climate change. The need to give an answer to a world that is crying out for change. Because there is no planet B. At the heart of the project is sustainability. Like diverse nature, the performers appear in motley skirts of various colours, patterns and textures. Each is different. They were created in collaboration with fashion designers and big brands using “upcycling” – and from the waste material that would no longer be used on the market impressive costumes were created for the performance. They find inspiration in the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, Argentine textile artist Alexandra Kehayoglou and Brazilian artist Lygia Pape. The authors, who pass on their message around the world, use a transport company to move it from place to place, trying to leave the smallest possible carbon footprint behind. Solidarity and empathy drive the whole project. Performers of different ages, nationalities and genders form a single forest of tall trees, whose strength lies in their diversity and mutual support.

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