Dances in little format - double bill 3: Larissa Ballarotti & Túlio Rosa
In her work, Brazilian dancer, actress and director Larissa Ballarotti searches for strategies to close the gap between the spoken and written word. A librarian presents is a confrontation with the voices of deceased female writers such as Hilda Hirst and Sylvia Plath. By letting their words take over her body, Larissa hopes to invoke different perspectives and narratives for the audience.
Brazilian choreographer Túlio Rosa delves into sound and image archives from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, searching for traces of colonial violence and hidden stories. H(a)unting Game speculates on the concept of the hunt, as one of the instruments in the Brazilian representation of history, peoples and landscape.
For the past two years, dancer and researcher caterina daniela mora jara has been one of workspacebrussels’ resident artists. During the Open Studios she will round off her trajectory with a mini-festival in which she invites five other artists to share the stage with her. Dances in little format connects different dances and dance traditions: the somatic, the virtuoso, sound journeys, small movements. After a three-week research residency focused on Conflicted Embodiment, the six artists invite the public to become part of their process. From transoceanic trajectories to displacement and torsion in colonial legacies of dance experience: the performers put ‘dance’ into question and enjoy dancing for its own sake.