Photo by Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Trilogia Cadela Força – Capítulo I A noiva e o boa noite Cinderela
February 8 – 9, 2024
Running time 150’
After debuting at the Avignon Festival and touring major international stages, the revelation of the last year's performance arrives in Milan. A work that shakes and leaves no one indifferent. "Goodnight Cinderella" in Brazil is the nickname for date rape drugs, secretly dissolved in the victims' drinks. Disturbed by the news of the rape and death of the Italian artist Pippa Bacca, Bianchi began weaving a tapestry of stories that share the narrative of rape followed by femicide. The artist displays her own body in a performative process of extreme vulnerability, in a performance that combines references to literature and painting, musical mash-ups, and dreamlike landscapes. A radical and disturbing reflection on violence, art, theater, death: a descent into hell.
Carolina Bianchi is a Brazilian theatre maker, writer and performer based in Amsterdam. In her work, theory and practice are inseparable, and the choice to work with numerous casts and different aspects of chorality is recurring. Departing from a crisis perspective to launch confabulations about sexual violence and art history, her staging is a combination of different references from literature and painting, filled with musical mashups. She is the director of CARA DE CAVALO-collective from São Paulo, and currently working in the Cadela Força Trilogy, which Chapter I premiered in the frame of the Festival d’Avignon 2023.
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Performance in Brazilian Portuguese with English and Italian surtitles Performance for adult audiences. Themes and scenes may upset the audience.
conception, text, dramaturgy and direction: Carolina Bianchi cast: Alita, Carolina Bianchi, Chico Lima, Fernanda Libman, Joana Ferraz, José Artur, Larissa Ballarotti, Marina Matheus and Rafael Limongelli dramaturgist and partnership in research process: Carolina Mendonça technical direction, sound design and original music: Miguel Caldas set design and art: Luisa Callegari / light design: Jo Rios videos and screenings: Montserrat Fonseca Llach costumes: Tomás Decina, Luisa Callegari, Carolina Bianchi dialogue on theory and dramaturgy: Silvia Bottiroli production assistant and stage manager: AnaCris Medina production direction and tour manager: Carla Estefan international management and diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil) production: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil), Carolina Bianchi y Cara de Cavalo in coproduction with: Festival d’Avignon, KVS Brussels, Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne, Frascati Producties – Amsterdam residency to finish the play and set construction: La FabricA du Festival d’Avignon residencies: Frascati Theater, DAS Theatre (Amsterdam), Festival Proximamente/KVS (Brussels), Festival 21 Voltz/Central Elétrica (Porto), Pride Festival (Belgrade), Greta Galpão (São Paulo) e Espaço Desterro (Rio de Janeiro) with the support of: Theater Der Welt, The Ammodo Foudation, DAS Theatre Master Program, 3 Package Deal of the AFK – Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst / Coalition: DAS Theatre, NDSM, Over ’t IJ Festival The text of this show also counts on the crossing of some authors. We highlight the collaboration of the actress Alita in her text in the second part of the show, Nathalie Léger and her book The White Dress, writings by Saidiya Hartman, the work of the anthropologist Rita Laura Segato, the bibliography of Roberto Bolaño and conversations with the artist Renan Marcondes.