The struggles that arose around the land a long time ago ceased to be hidden, while national
corporations and politicians profit with the disadvantageous situation of the indigenous . How
does this geopolitical issue may burst in the psyche and in the future of the indigenous tribes?
This entanglement is expressed in the MATA performance making use of contemporary dance as
the artistic fabric. A poetic, reflexive and timeless perception of the exclusion phenomenon of a
In MATA, the choreographer and the dancers imply conflict and strain areas, investigating how a
culture is disbanded by a completely different one throughout the years. How a population is
reduced from dominant to dominated?
MATA is a performance that also invites us to reflect on our future. How do we change the
boundaries of our thoughts? How do we interrupt the restriction game and the sense of
domination, which has been – and still is – built over the course of our history? How do we resist?
Furthermore, MATA deals with the bodies rubbed off with these factors that, in most cases, can
only react to poverty, deprivation, irreversible psychological issues which carry deep
transformations. At last, from the scenic perspective, the choreographer proposes a spectacle
that communicates with a futuristic environment and a propensity for cinematography, taking us
to an unrecognizable space-time.
Individuals shift between
Endurance, strength, vulnerability and liturgy.
Separately, they move across the space and
gradually form a crowd.
With this outlook in constant change,
they become a collective body, a sensory body, a territorial body, an indigenous body,
creating streams of images that echo through space.
CONCEPTION, COREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION
André Duarte, Adriana Goes e Liene Neves
João Fernandes, Branco Souza, Wallace Heldon, Getúlio Lima
Clébio Oliveira e Nonato Melo
Adailton Santos, Adriana Goes, Ângela Duarte, Cléia Santos, Dionis Marques, Felipe
Cassiano, Gabriela Lima, Helen Rojas, Ian Queiroz, Júlio Galúcio, Larissa Cavalcante,
Liene Neves, Luan Cristian, Nonato Melo, Pammela Fernandes, Rodrigo Vieira, Rosi
Rosa, Sumaia Farias, Talita Torres, Thaís Camilo, Valdo Malaq, Victor Venâncio,
Premier 21.11.2018 in Manaus Teatro Amazonas