Monday, May 6, 2013

a brazilian/alaskan collaboration

A couple of weeks ago, dancers/choreographers Marina Salgado and Bruna Petito, based in São Paulo (Brazil) invited me to write the music for their upcoming event titled Projeto Fragil Des(Comforto). Thus a collaboration that crosses borders, languages and cultures commenced.  

Projeto Fragil Des(Comforto) presents the story of two women, their histories, doubts and dreams who ask themselves questions like "where do we belong, to stay or leave, to run with or from? Once the conflict is presented the rest of the story unfolds. A story  full of uncertainties, frailties and opportunities.

Marina Salgado started her dance career in Brazil. In 2005 she studied in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) where she worked with numerous choreographers and participated in many independent productions. Since 2006 she has been part of the dance company Mauricio de Oliveira & Siameses.  In 2010 one of his choreogaphies was pronounced best dance performance and Marina won the APCA price for "best interpreter".

Projeto Fragil Des(Comforto) is Marina's and Bruna Petito's project and was supported by Edital PROAC (State of São Paulo's Secretary of Culture) for the 2012-2013 season.

Bruna Petito also started her dance career in Brazil. In 2005 she had an internship at the Winnipeg Ballet Company (Winnipeg, Canada). Afterwards she danced in Vancouver with the Printemps Company. Upon return to Brazil she participated in Cia Danças (Claudia de Souza) and in 2008 she joined the same company as Marina Salgado (Mauricio de Oliveira & Siameses).

Inspired by the overwhelming beauty of Alaska (where Christel Veraart moved in 2011), Alyeska is one of the original pieces adapted for this performance. Dance performances of Projeto Fragil Des(Comforto) are scheduled for this summer. I will keep you posted on developments about this collaboration and specific dates of performances.

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