Artists: Ana Catarina Vieira / Angelo Madureira
Perforations Festival 2011

In times of economic crisis such as this, in which the brokers in human destiny and votes, while the sentries of catastrophe predict that not even a double dip can help the world, ‘economy’ is the second most important ‘it’ word. The first is, of course, ‘oil’. It is a global issue and this performance, a co-production from Perforations and the organization Drugo More from Rijeka, deserves that attractive name. This project from Brazilian choreographers Ana Catarina Vieira and Angela Madureira is based on historical references, such as the already forgotten story of the Rijeka refinery, through which they deal with issues of economy and ecology, at the crossroads of which sometimes stands basic survival. Immersion in this context, on which this co-production insists, links experienced Brazilian artists with a group of five contemporary dancers from Rijeka. As, despite Rijeka’s quite lively – at least for this country – cultural scene, contemporary dance is rarely, or never, on offer. This collaboration is a great opportunity that benefits everyone, so the economies of knowledge and of dance can demonstrate power over an economy of transition. With this, the double dip of Drugo More and Perforations will show that fossils as a driving fuel still need to have — an alternative.

Ana Catarina Vieira and Angelo Madureira are Brazilian dancer-choreographers whose collaboration has lasted more than a decade. The proof of their success and efficiency is thirteen productions, of which some have received numerous awards, both in Latin America and Europe. The guarantee of the quality of this exceptional duo lies in the blend of classical ballet and modern techniques, which supplements their auteur and educational profile.

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