Bastard! is a free adaptation of French writer and chansonnier Boris Vian’s satirical novel L’arrache-coeur. Like Boris Vian, who had to invent new words to describe such wild and intriguing adventures, Duda Paiva expands his trademark theatrical language of animated movement, using objects, dance and visuals. Set in a bizarre and grim future, Bastard! brings to life a host of extraordinary characters who help a lost artist on his voyage of self discovery.

Concept, choreography and performer: Duda Paiva
Direction: Paul Selwyn Norton
Dramaturgy: Jaka Ivanc
Soundscape: Erikk McKenzie
Video: Hans C. Boer and Jaka Ivanc
Light: Mark Verhoef
Puppets: Duda Paiva, Jim Barnard
Costumes: Javier Murugarren

2012 Grand Prix of the audience Kontrapunkt Sczcecin PL
2011 Best Performance Treff Fest Tallinn EE

© Jaka Ivanc

Press quotes

Het Parool ★★★★

“Paiva breathes life and inspiration into his magical creations…..a unique niche within the dance.”



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