BLIND

BLIND

“I found pain in the light, and beauty in darkness.”

In this solo Duda Paiva returns to his youth in Brazil. A period when an unknown disease that not only changed his body but also affected his eyes. In search of a cure, a surreal journey through Western and Shamanic healing methods followed. In BLIND he uses this childhood experience as a metaphor for being different, not belonging and finding an answer to it.

BLIND is a colorful story about being different, full of shades of dance and puppetry, with arrangements of Yoruba songs from the African-Brazilian subculture and the driving force of music and light.

 

CREDITS

Concept: Duda Paiva en Nancy Black
Direction: Nancy Black
Performer: Ilija Surla of Duda Paiva
Music and sound design: Wilco Alkema
Lights: Mark Verhoef
Puppets: Evandro Serodio and Duda Paiva
Dramaturgical advice: Nienke Rooijakkers
Costumes decor: Machtelt Halewijn
Costume performers: Atty Kingma
Decor realisation: Daniel Patijn

Een coproductie met Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes (FR), Black Hole Theatre (AUS), Nordland Visual Theatre (NO) and Korzo producties (NL). Made financially possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL). Met dank aan Hans C. Boer, Domokos Kovacs, Patrick Oliveira and MapLab Utrecht.

BLIND Duda Paiva Company
BLIND© Petr Kurecka

Reactions from the press

Theaterkrant ★★★★

"In BLIND danst Duda Paiva met zijn demonen en brengt de dans een extra dimensie aan het poppenspel (…) sterk gechoreografeerd en geregisseerd…gedragen door soundscape en decor (…) en met hele mooie poppen van grotesk-realistisch tot bijna abstract."

Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★

"Blind is a theatre experience that openly hands interpretation to its audience. It's as delightful as it is heartbreaking and too beautiful to define."

Parool ★★★★

"Onwaarschijnlijk vermakelijk, ontroerend universum."

Underground The Hague

"I was reminded of the ugliness / beauty, good / evil, lumpy / flat dichotomies we try to negotiate on a daily basis. There is piece of mind in knowing the only thing to do is to hold them tight in an awkward embrace as we blindly dance through life."

l’Ardennais

"Duda Paiva raakt het publiek (...) met ingehouden adem volgen zij de gebaren van de poppenspeler (…) hij laat zijn poppen dansen, zingen en laat ze strijden op leven en dood (…) de magie regeert."

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Tour

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Bookings

75 minuten

Indoor

Première: 2015