© Renato Mangolin

Alice Ripoll / Cia REC

'Lavagem' (Belgische première)
Wed. 29.09.2021 - Thu. 30.09.2021
Wed 29.09.'21
Thu 30.09.'21

A poetic dreamworld awash with soap bubbles

Brazilian choreographer Alice Ripoll was last seen at Voo?out at the end of 2019 with the magnificent ‘CRIA’.  “Very sensual, yet playful at the same time”, remarked performer and circographer Alexander Vantournhout at the time. In her latest performance, ‘Lavagem’, dancers roll up their sleeves and get to grips with buckets, water and soap, in a meticulous dissection of the act of cleaning. Ripoll piles one poetic image on top of another until reality and fantasy finally merge into an apocalyptic delirium.

In Ripoll’s homeland, contact between the different strata of society is steadily diminishing, perpetuating a sexist, anti-social and racist social order. With ‘Lavagem’, Ripoll analyses this polarised social reality. “In ‘Lavagem’, the prejudice of cleaners as ‘the scum of the earth’ is washed away with great energy and zeal and transformed into a pristine dreamworld,” wrote Theaterkrant. 

After all, what really needs cleaning up? The houses? Or the sophisticated strategies designed to make people invisible?

“Een droomwereld van feeëriek toverschuim en bubbels.”

- Theaterkrant


Wed 29 & Thu 30.09 - 20:00 Theaterzaal De Vooruit
PODIUM / performance / dance
€ 16 / 14 (-26y) 
70 min.

Order at least 3 tickets and get your 10% discount!


regie: Alice Ripoll - oorspronkelijk idee: Alan Ferreira - performers: Alan Ferreira, Hiltinho Fantástico, Katiany Correia, Rômulo Galvão, Tony Hewerton & Tuany Nascimento - regie productie: Natasha Corbelino | Corbelino Cultural - productie & set assistent: Thais Peixoto - artistiek assistent: Laura Samy - foto’s: Renato Mangolin - setontwerp: Raquel Theo - kostuumontwerp: Paula Ströher - lichtontwerp: Tomas Ribas - gezichtsprops: Cleber de Oliveira - tourneeplanning: ART HAPPENS - steun: Rafael Machado Fisioterapia - co-productie: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, PACT Zollverein, Kaserne Basel, Wiener Festwochen, Julidans, Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Passages Transfestival, Romaeuropa Festival / Teatro di Roma - Teatro Nazionale & Festival d’Automne à Paris - met dank aan: Alexandre Belfort, Sulamita Costa, Juliana França, André Oliveira, Walace Ferreira, Juliete Schultz, Mauricio Lima, Pedro Bento, Thamires Candida, Dilo Paulo, Diewry Patrick, Lenna Santos de Siqueira, Camila Rocha, Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Arnoldo Pereira de Souza, Anita Tandeta, Camila Moura, Renato Linhares, Cecilia Ripoll, Andrea Capella & Casa de Mystérios e Novidades


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