In residency in October from 03 to 11, 2013
"Matières premières" program


You were born in Brazil in 1982. 
What was your journey like from there to metropolitan Lyon? 

I lived in Brazil, in Sao Paulo, until 1998. It is there that I discovered the stage, participating in my parents’ dance theatre pieces. At the age of 16 I came to France for a year, but I ended up staying a lot longer! After studying in Lyon, Paris and Brussels, at Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s PARTS school, I performed with Wim Vandekeybus and Jordi Galí before dancing with Maguy Marin’s company between 2005 and 2012. 

It was after Maguy Marin’s departure that you decided to begin creating your own works?
Yes, that was what launched me into exploring new challenges, it was a little like leaving a giant ship in a rowboat, all by myself or with just a few companions. All of a sudden I had to manage everything, find support, build stuff myself, which brought me many new freedoms as well as significant new responsibilities. 

Talk about Blanc (White), the piece you will be creating during your residency at the CCNR? 
I am interested in working with transformation and trance, perhaps echoing the transitional period I am going through right now. 
My Brazilian roots emerged very quickly, not entirely of my own volition. I focused my research on shamanic rituals, dynamic changes of energy which may liberate us from rational linearity. I also discovered the “tropicalist” Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, who creates clothing, fabric and other materials, which visitors to his exhibitions wear and set in motion to create his piece. 
On Blanc, I am working with the idea of skins, layers and clothing covering us and being removed, setting our imaginations in motion, producing near hallucinations and dizzinesss. 
Blanc
 is a solo about a multitude of different states, forces and possibilities we all carry in our bodies.