HAU 2, April 10th & 11th, 8 pm

Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Inc., Teresina / Amsterdam

»Ai, Ai, Ai« (1995)

German premiere
Artist Talk: April 11th, after the performance

Choreographer Marcelo Evelin, born in the state of Piauí, was living in the Netherlands when he created “Ai, Ai, Ai” in the mid-1990s. He conceived the solo as a way of dealing with his roots, after having spent years away from home. It’s a personal piece based on questions associated with his own body. Desire and identity, the present and memories are the central questions that he raises in this production, which he revived again in 2010.

Concept, Choreography, Dance: Marcelo Evelin / Super-8 Films: Karim Ainouz / Stage, Costumes: John Murphy / Assistant Choreographer: Christiana Cavalcanti / Sound Design: Jaap Lindijer / Lighting Design: Marc van Gelder / Technicians: Silva Neto, Jacob Alves, Cipó Alvarenga / Photos: Ben van Duin, Rogério Ortiz / Soundtrack: Ella Fitzgerald, Chorinhos brasileiros / Production: Regina Veloso
Marcelo Evelin is a choreographer, scholar and performer. From 1986 to 2006, he mainly worked and lived in Europe and has since moved back to Brazil, where he now mainly active in dance and theatre. In his work, he collaborates with professionals in a wide range of different languages, from various nationalities and backgrounds in various projects, which include music, video and installations. He has a residency at Hetveem Theater in Amsterdam with his company Demolition Inc. He also teaches improvisation and composition at the Art Academy of Amsterdam, where he initiates his own projects as well as supports the creative projects of his students. He directs workshops and collaborative projects in various European countries, as well as in the USA, Africa and since 2006 in his home Brazil and other South-American countries. He now also works as a manager and curator and has founded and coordinated an association of independent artists, as well as a platform for research and the development of contemporary performance: Núcleo do Dirceu in Teresina/Piauí. His last two pieces “Bull Dancing“ (2006) and “MONO“ (2008) were performed in Brazil and abroad. In November 2010, he premiered the last part of the trilogy “Matadouro” at the Panorama Festival de Dança/RJ and performed at the Mostra SESC de Artes/SP and in the Galpão do Dirceu/PI.