Portrait Lia Rodrigues

2021
Lia Rodrigues
Lia Rodrigues © Sammi Landweer
For its 50th edition, the Festival d’Automne à Paris features a Portrait of Brazilian dancer and choreographer Lia Rodrigues, a major figure on the international choreographic scene. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is supporting this rich programme, which includes a selection of works chosen by Rodrigues by choreographers with whom she has worked over the years. This Portrait promises to be intense, generous and socially engaged, reflecting Rodrigues’ work as an artist and as founder of the Escola Livre de Dança da Maré in Rio de Janeiro.

In an unusual format, this Portrait functions as a kind of utopian, imaginary museum devised by Lia Rodrigues, who says: “I imagine this Portrait as a mosaic, as a collage.” Alongside presentations of two of her previous works (Fables à la Fontaine and Nororoca) and a new piece (Encantado), the choreographer has taken on the role of programmer to propose a selection of works by those who extend her choreographic research in their own practice.

The Portrait of Lia Rodrigues thus includes a constellation of pieces by Brazilian artists, to be presented across the Paris region. Calixto Neto, Marcelo Evelin, Volmir Cordeiro, Marcela Levi, Cristina Moura, Ana Pi, Renata Carvalho and Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha have all undertaken singular artistic journeys from Brazil to the international scene, and Rodrigues invites us to (re)discover their work through this rich collective programme.

A final section of the Portrait is dedicated to the Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, which was founded in 2011 by Rodrigues and the charity Redes da Maré. Encounters with dancers and educators from the school, film screenings and exhibitions together offer an immersive insight into this unique creative space, which has quickly become synonymous with hope and resistance to social inequalities. Lia Rodrigues reminds us that “more than ever, it is essential that we show diversity is essential if we are to find other ways of being in the world”. To this end, her Portrait aims to be “a strong political and ethical proposition that comes at a time when the world is at a tipping point”.

As part of its long-term partnership with the Festival d’Automne à Paris, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is naturally lending its support to this socially engaged programme, which offers a deep insight into the work and activism of Lia Rodrigues, and in particular the Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, which the Foundation has accompanied since its founding in 2011.

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Performing arts
France
In an unusual format, this Portrait functions as a kind of utopian, imaginary museum devised by choreographer Lia Rodrigues.
Lia Rodrigues has taken on the role of programmer to propose a selection of works by those who extend her choreographic research in their own practice.
A final section of the Portrait is dedicated to the Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, which was founded in 2011 by Lia Rodrigues.

Informations

  • Marcela Levi, Lucía Russo, "Let it burn", from September 8 to 12, 2021
  • Gabriela Carneiro Da Cunha, "Altamira 2042", from September 15 to 19, 2021
  • Luiz De Abreu Calixto Neto, "O Samba do Crioulo Doido", from September 16 to 19, 2021
  • Cristina Moura, "Ägô" , from September 16 to 19, 2021
  • Marcelo Evelin, "AI, AI, AI" , from September 20 to 22, 2021
  • Renata Carvalho, "Manifesto Transpofágico" , from September 22 to 25, 2021
  • Lia Rodrigues, Béatrice Massin, Dominique Hervieu, "Fables à la fontaine", from October 9 to 16, 2021
  • Ana Pi, "O Banquete" , from October 20 to 22, 2021
  • Thiago Granato, "The Sound They Make When No One Listens" , from October 20 to 22, 2021
  • Volmir Cordeiro, "Métropole" ,  from November 10 to 24, 2021
  • Lia Rodrigues "Nororoca", from 10 to 17, 2021
  • Ana Pi, "The Divine Cypher", on November 19 2021
  • Lia Rodrigues, "Encantado" , from December 1 to 14, 2021

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