DANCE | BRAZIL
“Asked about the name of the show, Lia Rodrigues says that the word “fury” can have different interpretations, such as anger, rage, and wrath. ”But it can also mean a force of positive action, an enthusiasm, an ecstasy, an impetus.” —terra
A visceral work from a revolutionary company, assembling nine dancers in a frenzied, morphing mass. A constant flow of overflowing imagination that visualizes. Nine young dancers develop a series of images inspired by the daily lives of Black people in Brazil, creating poetry from these broken abandoned nothings.
Following her US Premiere of Furia at PEAK Performances and as part of a long-overdue introduction of her work across the United States. The celebrated Brazilian choreographer makes her New York debut at BAM in a performance titled Encantado.
Lia Rodrigues continues to look into these fundamental questions of otherness with her palpitating new creation.
In collaboration with The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; PEAK Performances at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ; BAM, Brooklyn, NY.
Programs in this season made possible, in part, by the Alexander Kasser Theater Endowment Fund, PEAK Patrons, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.