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Alice Ripoll: Zona Franca

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Time 19:30
Date 02/11/23
Price £20
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Brazilian dance group Cia Suave and Alice Ripoll wrestle with questions of freedom in a piece connecting popular dance styles from Brazil, including passinho.

This piece considers the crossroads: how much is it possible to choose your path? How much can an artistic encounter change the course of a life?

And what happens when a society chooses barbarism and war, and the individual finds themselves powerless? Are we really making our personal choices?

The dance group’s work confronts collective settings: religions, rituals and festivities. How much does a group encourage or suppress one’s capacity of being free? What events or circumstances can change a trajectory? A meeting, a book, love, religion, the government, an opportunity?

Cia Suave create a space to pursue freedom, both for performers and the public, and the title refers to the free incorporation of elements from different dances and music, characteristic of artistic movements born after the internet.

As in their previous shows Suave and Cria, their work connects urban and popular dances in Brazil with contemporary performance and staging.

Besides the dance style passinho, this work presents elements of contact dance, theatre, vocal research, African dances, Afro-house, sabala, TikTok, and dances from the north and north-east of Brazil, such as pisadinha and brega funk.

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