Let it burn
solo dance piece
Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo | Improvável Produções
Brazil | Argentina
a piece by Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo in collaboration with Tamires Costa
Relating manifestations such as Passinho, Pop, Burlesque and Grotesque, the solo DEIXA ARDER remixes Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Valeska Gert, Josephine Baker, Woody Woodpecker, Macunaíma, Grande Otelo, Jorge Ben Jor and Mc Carol! It is equivalent to say that the artists approach identity in the manner of a piling up/pillage. Complex as well as vertiginous.
"Deixa Arder (Let it burn) is an expression in Portuguese that means, at the same time, 'let everything explode' and 'let it go through you, burn you, penetrate you'. In a very close relationship with the spectators, Tamires Costa's furiously good-humoured dance dialogues with the language of stand-up, show off and music-hall. But this is subverted in an extremism of interpretation. After all, nothing will be produced as in the way one might predict. The work, which premiered in 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, was considered by the newspaper "O Globo" as one of the outstanding shows of that year. Since then, it has been presented in countries like Portugal, France, Peru, Chile and Switzerland.
Concept and direction: Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo
Performance and co-creation: Tamires Costa
Collaboration (creative process): Ícaro dos Passos Gaya
Trainees: Taís Almeida, Anne Naukkarinen
Lighting design: Tabatta Martins, Catalina Fernández
Sound design: all the team
Costumes: Levi & Russo
Photography: Paula Kossatz, Marcela Levi
Video documentation: Renato Mangolin, Luiz Guilherme Guerreiro
Production: Improvável Produções
Co-production and distribution: Something Great (Berlin - DE)
Support: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Consulado de Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, Espaço Cultural Sítio Canto da Sabiá, Projeto Entre.