The Kunstenfestivaldesarts asked Marcelo Evelin to create a parade in 2014. The Brazilian choreographer set about the task employing the ideas and dynamics of human togetherness. He concentrated on how the body becomes a means to express itself in the public space. In May, Marcelo Evelin is bringing a motley crew of more than 50 performers together for Batucada – the name of the percussion section of the Brazilian samba. The participants morph and warm-up, waiting for the parade to erupt on the streets of Brussels. In the cadence of the Batucada, bodies become instruments for the rhythmic structures and fast pace of the choreography. But the parade is fixed in time and space, and gradually reveals its dark side; thus demonstrating how a festive carnival procession and a grim protest march do not essentially differ from each other very much. Batucada is an urban parade, an anti-Olympic procession, a pagan festival, a masked protest, an outbreak of an inner revolution. The apotheosis of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2014!