HAU 1, April 15th and 17th, 7:30 pm
Laso Cia. De Dança, Rio de Janeiro
»O que nos move«
(What Moves Us)
Artist Talk: April 17th, after the performance
To what extent do extreme experiences such as wishes and dreams manifest themselves on the surface of things? What does our skin say about our wishes? What do we hide when we put on our clothes? And what do we show? How does the experience of affection change our relationship to the things that surround us? These and other questions are the focus of “O que nos move”. The stage design is an important element: a steel structure that moves back and forth like a body, and whose skin is made up of large bulks of clothes sewn together. Wishes are not treated like something abstract, but rather manifest themselves in the form of gestures and actions that over time tell a story – (tell a story of?) when skin or clothes are written on or recorded as photos or videos.
As a choreographer, Carlos has participated X. Panorama Rio Arte de Dança (2001), Residências DeAnima I and II (2002/2003), Atelier de Coreógrafos Brasileiros ano III – Salvador (2004). Under the director Richard Craguns, Carlos choreographed for the residencies DeAnima I und II. Through the accumulated experiences in his career, Carlos Laerte realized the necessity of developing his own technique at the crossroads of the languages of contemporary dance, ballet, theatre and capoeira. This became the basis for his own contemporary dance company Laso Cia. de Dança. He has now directed 6 pieces in the company´s repertoire. In Paris in 2007, he taught contemporary dance at Centre National de la Danse. Carlos has also studied film and has written and directed the short documentary ”Olho e depois vejo“, which premiered at the exhibition ”Tempo Glauber“ in Rio de Janeiro in the ”Noite Contemporânea“.