A DEMISE Trilogy
Pictures: Katharina Christl
"A DEMISE Trilogy" is a video work that comes as a result of two years of choreographic research on the motion of deterioration and demise.
Co-produced by the Festspielhaus HELLERAU, the work is born out of Joao’s choreographic research on the theme of post-truth - the phenomenon of when the concepts of “fact” and “opinion” are blurred together. He investigates the loss of verticality in the body and the motion of demise as metaphors to the deterioration of clarity in communication.
Triggered by the political climate in his native Brazil, where the culture of post-truth currently thrives, Joao chose the soundscape of Brazilian funk music - a culture demonized within the scenario of post-truth - and its sexually graphic ways of portraying the body (bouncing, sitting, rubbing) to illustrate the demise of clear communication in an anarchic way.
sound design JOAO
performance CAROLINE RODRIGUES
RENAN MANHÃES DEMISE I
STEPH QUINCI DEMISE II
casting assistance CAROLINE RODRIGUES DEMISE III
music MC JOTINHA, MC PR, DJ BL
MC RICK, MC KAIO
MC LUAN DA BS, MC VITIN DO LJ
Premiered at the Festspielhaus HELLERAU in September 2023.