Premiere | Sideways Rain
Choreographic steam-roller composed of fifteen bodies moves relentlessly from the left to the right side of the stage. Rhythmical gestures and minimalist movements reflect the cycle of birth and death.
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A hypnotic race which, contrary to the choreographer’s other works, does not draw inspiration from everyday life but emerges from complete abstraction. Ostentatious manner in which dancers cross the stage, without any roles or motivation, brings out the force of magnets in them and becomes the emblematic synergy between cosmic force and human life.
Choreographic steam-roller composed of fifteen bodies moves relentlessly from the left to the right side of the stage. Rhythmical gestures and minimalist movements reflect the cycle of birth and death, integrated into a consistent and precise composition. Anonymous figures flowing through the stage like time vectors. The unforgiving character of this movement comes from afar and constitutes a continuation of the primal pace, travelling of a comet, the depths of the sea and the movement of bacteria. The energy emanates onto the dancing bodies and audience. One needs to find an algorithm in this rapid flow of figures and succumb to its oppressive tenderness.
According to Botelho, a man represents the presence older than himself. The bodies traverse the stage one after another in the act of repetition, creating traces of the inevitably renewing indifference. The dancers try to keep up their own pace, they race and pass each other but never meet.
It is a moving story about memory, the intimate and individual memory of a body as well as the public common cultural space.
Guilherme Botelho’s masterpiece from 2010 will be adapted in Warsaw with the participation of Polish dancers.
1.10 meeting with the choreographer Guilherme Botelho after the performance
The initiator of the artistic exchange between Alias Cie and Polish dancers is C/U Foundation and Alias Cie.
With the support of IMIT as part of its Choreographic Commissions 2016 programme.
Alias Cie | Guilherme Botelho
Switzerland | Brazil
A dancer and choreographer born in São Paulo. He fell in love with dance at the age of 14 after seeing Family Affairs, a performance by Oscar Araiz. Five years later, he joined the choreographer at the Ballet du Grand Théâtre in Geneva. In 1994, he founded his own company, ALIAS, which has been celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014.