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FAZ QUE VAI (Set to go)

kuratiert von Jari Ortwig

14.11. – 12.12.2015

Eröffnung
13.11.2015, 19 Uhr

FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) is a videoessay in four acts, each of them being performed by a professional dancer of Frevo, a typical dance form performed during carnival in Pernambuco. Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Búrca invited these individuals to interpret Frevo steps through other dances they practice during the rest of the year, and a resulting fusion of Frevo with Funk, Swingueira, Electro-pop and Vogue is enacted for the
camera through distinct choreographic variations, operating gestural articulations unforeseen in the social space of each rhythm. As a series of annotations on the relations between body, camera and movement present in the documentation of a typical dance of the Northeast of Brazil, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) comments on the meanings of the carnivalesque within diverse strategies of preservation of Frevo as an image, heritage
and product. Originally connected to the idea of resistance inherent to Capoeira movements, Frevo has been performed at the front of military bands during Carnival at the beginning of the 20th Century and consequently evolved towards a quasi-acrobatical expression celebrated as an authentic tradition from Pernambuco. Recognized in 2012 by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the dance has moved from
the streets to the stage, and its representation is strongly promoted by local government as the main spectacle of that region’s economy. Beyond deconstructing its celebratory form, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) – which takes its title from the name of a Frevo step – articulates how new subjectivities imply gender and socioeconomic questions for this form of popular tradition. The soundtrack features a percussive Frevo composition
by the Bomba do Hemetério Popular Orchestra, Recife.

Dancers: RYAN NEVES, BHRUNNO HENRYQUE, EDUARDA
LEMOS, EDSON VOGUE
Cinematographer: PEDRO SOTERO
Camera assistant: RAPHAEL MALTA CLASEN
Electricians: ALEXANDRE ARANHA, FERNANDO
Production assistant: BIA LIMA
Make up artists: RODRIGO CAVALCANTI, EVA VENENOSA
Editing: EDU SERRANO
Colourist: PABLO NÓBREGA
Soundtrack: CÍCERO BATOM, WELLINGTON JAMAICA,
WALTINHO D’SOUZA – ORQUESTRA POPULAR DA BOMBA
DO HEMETÉRIO
Recording and Mixing: JEFERSON JAPA
Shot on location in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil in March 2015

Dieses Projekt wird ermöglicht durch die Förderung der „Gemeinsamen Stiftungen Geschwister Abelen und Karl Bau“

FAZ QUE VAI (Set to go)

kuratiert von Jari Ortwig
14.11. – 12.12.2015
Eröffnung: 13.11.2015, 19 Uhr

FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) is a videoessay in four acts, each of them being performed by a professional dancer of Frevo, a typical dance form performed during carnival in Pernambuco. Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Búrca invited these individuals to interpret Frevo steps through other dances they practice during the rest of the year, and a resulting fusion of Frevo with Funk, Swingueira, Electro-pop and Vogue is enacted for the
camera through distinct choreographic variations, operating gestural articulations unforeseen in the social space of each rhythm. As a series of annotations on the relations between body, camera and movement present in the documentation of a typical dance of the Northeast of Brazil, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) comments on the meanings of the carnivalesque within diverse strategies of preservation of Frevo as an image, heritage
and product. Originally connected to the idea of resistance inherent to Capoeira movements, Frevo has been performed at the front of military bands during Carnival at the beginning of the 20th Century and consequently evolved towards a quasi-acrobatical expression celebrated as an authentic tradition from Pernambuco. Recognized in 2012 by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the dance has moved from
the streets to the stage, and its representation is strongly promoted by local government as the main spectacle of that region’s economy. Beyond deconstructing its celebratory form, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) – which takes its title from the name of a Frevo step – articulates how new subjectivities imply gender and socioeconomic questions for this form of popular tradition. The soundtrack features a percussive Frevo composition
by the Bomba do Hemetério Popular Orchestra, Recife.

Dancers: RYAN NEVES, BHRUNNO HENRYQUE, EDUARDA
LEMOS, EDSON VOGUE
Cinematographer: PEDRO SOTERO
Camera assistant: RAPHAEL MALTA CLASEN
Electricians: ALEXANDRE ARANHA, FERNANDO
Production assistant: BIA LIMA
Make up artists: RODRIGO CAVALCANTI, EVA VENENOSA
Editing: EDU SERRANO
Colourist: PABLO NÓBREGA
Soundtrack: CÍCERO BATOM, WELLINGTON JAMAICA,
WALTINHO D’SOUZA – ORQUESTRA POPULAR DA BOMBA
DO HEMETÉRIO
Recording and Mixing: JEFERSON JAPA
Shot on location in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil in March 2015

Dieses Projekt wird ermöglicht durch die Förderung der „Gemeinsamen Stiftungen Geschwister Abelen und Karl Bau“