THE WHO OF THINGS (O QUEM DAS COISAS)
Criação para CARTE BLANCHE,
Companhia Nacional de Danca Contemporânea da Noruega
Coreografia Marcelo Evelin
Musica Sho Takiguchi
Design de Luz Ingeborg S. Olerud
Com Guro Rimeslåtten, Caroline Eckly, Nuria Navarra Vilasalò, Sara Enrich Bertran, Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Ole Martin Meland, Mathias Stoltenberg, Hugo Marmelada, Jack Lorentzen, Harald Beharie, Christopher Flinder Petersen, Dawid Lorenc, Timothy Bartlett, Miriam Mariblanca Sirmans
em Bergen, Noruega
"There where the whole thing is human, human is a whole other thing”
– Eduardo Viveiros De Castro, anthropologist
The Brazilian Indians thought of everything in the world as human: The stones, the trees, the sky and the rain existed for them as an embodiment of humanity. They also engaged in the practice of cannibalism, eating the flesh of their enemies, their masters and the people they honored, in order to preserve “the other” within themselves.
The Who of Things departs from the metaphor of anthropophagy – or subjective cannibalism – to trigger the idea of the other within us. Referring to rhythm as language and ritual as performativity, the piece approaches ecosystem as an organization of life forms, from the complexity of a beehive to the savage herd of beasts.
Beyond individualism in the misguided notions that preserve colonialism throughout the ages, we are searching for a common ground, the condition of togetherness, and an expanding level of humanity for all beings.
Photos by Helge Hansen/Carte Blanche