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Carte Blanche:


11. March–14. March
Scene 2
1 h

Contemporary dance from a favela of Rio

Nordic and Brazilian dramatic art come together when the prominent choreographer Lia Rodrigues welcomes the dancers of Carte Blanche to the Maré favela, one of the largest slums in Rio.

In her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, the award-winning dance artist Lia Rodrigues has plenty on her plate. She has created her own international company, Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, started the dance festival Panorama and is the founder of Centro de Artes da Maré, a centre for art and culture in the favela.

Nororoca is based on Rodrigues’ performance Pororoca from 2009. The word ‘pororoca’ originates from the Tupian language. ‘Poro’rog’ is a roaring tidal bore phenomenon that occurs when saltwater and freshwater meet in the mouth of the Amazon River. In this new performance, Brazilian and Nordic dance aesthetics converge.

The process leading up to the premiere starts in the favela Maré, one of Rio’s largest slums, where the Carte Blanche dancers meet Lia Rodrigues for the first time. This cultural exchange between dancers and choreographer generates a mutual understanding that forms the basis for Nororoca.

For Rodrigues, art is a tool for expressing views. As a choreographer, she explores human relationships and group dynamics. The result is often beautiful, raw and surprisingly intimate when her performances interact with the audience.

  • The performance is produced by Carte Blanche.

Artistic team and cast

  • Choreographer
    Lia Rodrigues
  • Choreographers Assistant
    Amália Lima
  • Lighting designer
    Nicolas Boudier
  • Performers
    Carte Blanche
100–350 kr
  • Wednesday 11. March
    19.30 / Scene 2
  • Thursday 12. March
    19.30 / Scene 2
  • Friday 13. March
    19.30 / Scene 2
  • Saturday 14. March
    18.00 / Scene 2