TOUCH IT! is the result of an exchange project between choreographer Gabriella Maiorino / Dansmakers Amsterdam and the Brazilian collective NúCleo do DirCeu. This collective includes dancers, visual artists, actors and musicians and is under the supervision of choreographer/director Marcelo Evelin. NúCleo do DirCeu works on a horizontal structure based on artistic autonomy and cooperation between the different disciplines.
The starting point of the piece is about the pleasure or discomfort that the act of “touching” produces in particular societies; the relations between bodies, the taboos, the codes and the gestures that makes the sense of touch acceptable in one culture and not acceptable in another.
Dance/ live music
Kayo Arruda, Layo Bulhão, Valentina Campora, César Costa and Juliana França
Mike van de Lagemaat
Photo and video material
Dansmakers Amsterdam in collaboration with NúCleo do DirCeu (Teresina, Brazil)
20-23 october 2011, Melkweg Theatre Amsterdam (NL)