It is with great pleasure that If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution announces the Brazilian tour of a number of new commissions, Performance in Residence research projects, and special guests from Edition VI - Event and Duration (2015—2016). We warmly invite audiences in São Paulo and Recife to attend the presentations at Casa do Povo, Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta, and Fundação Joaquim Nabuco.
Sunday 9 July 2017
Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta, São Paulo
starts with a screening of Alejandra Riera’s ... – OHPERA – MUET – ... [... – MUTE – OHPERA – ...] at Espaço
Itaú de Cinema Augusta, São Paulo. Realised in collaboration with the Brazilian
theatre group Ueinzz, the film revolves around spaces and places of History,
constructions and demolitions, such as the removal of the statue of Columbus in
Buenos Aires in 2014, among others. It engages stories and storytellers, female
narrators for whom there is often no space, so that space has to be produced.
The screening will be followed by an after talk with Alejandra Riera, hosted by Peter Pál Pelbart and Ueinzz. The If I Can’t Dance Performance in Residence publication, Ueinzz Theatre Company: Cosmopolitical Delay, which features a major new essay by Pelbart and contributions by fellow members of Ueinzz, will be launched alongside this event.
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Casa do Povo, São Paulo
Across a day If I Can’t Dance will be based at Casa do Povo in the Bom Retiro district of São Paulo. The public programme will commence in the afternoon with a screening of Joke Robaard’s video Small Things That Can Be Lined Up (2016), which will be presented alongside a lecture on Vilém Flusser’s essay “Our Clothes” by artist, editor and translator Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, who leads a long-term project translating Vilém Flusser’s work from Brazilian-Portuguese into English.
For the video Small Things That Can Be Lined Up, Robaard reorganized her archive of photographs and related texts drawn from fashion magazines and other media sources, with eight teenage students from Amsterdam. Across the video’s action, various assemblages of images are intersected in new ways, and accompanied by the overlay of text passages by philosophers Plato and Vilém Flusser, told through text rehearsals and discussions, that address the magic of images, text, and textiles.
The presentation of Robaard’s video and the lecture by Maltez Novaes, will be preceded by a performative workshop using material related to the video in collaboration with members of If I Can’t Dance’s São Paulo Reading Group, members of Ateliê Vivo, and students of PUC-SP University.
The day will conclude with a presentation of a new performance work by artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, related to the cycle of performances he has been developing as his new work commission across a two year period, and in which he has attempted to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his practice
Thursday 13 July 2017
Fundaj – Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife
The tour will conclude with a screening of Alejandra Riera’s film ... – OHPERA – MUET – ... [... – MUTE – OHPERA – ...] in the cinema of Fundaj – Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, in Recife. The screening will be followed by an after talk with Alejandra Riera, Peter Pál Pelbart, and Moacir dos Anjos.
The Brazilian tour of
Edition VI - Event And Duration
(2015—2016) is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund through the Brazil intensification programme
financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The performance by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa is commissioned and produced by Corpus, European network for performance practice. Previous chapters were Illusion of Matter (Tate Modern, Performance Room), The Print of Sleep, Life in His Mouth, Death Cradles Her Arm and Mimesis of Mimesis (If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Edition VI – Event and Duration), and Linnæus in Tenebris (CAPC Bordeaux). Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Louvain) and Tate Modern (London) and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.