There is magic in the Brazilian rainforest, which is full of medicinal plants and whispering trees. You will find the curious anteater, the dangerous jaguar, the hilarious blue arara and the fireflies that illuminate the dark forest at night. It’s magically beautiful!
In the same rainforest, indigenous peoples came into contact with a mythical creature. The Curupira seems to be an extremely mysterious creature. Opinions are divided about his appearance. One-eyed or not, red hair or bald, blue teeth, big or very small… He always takes on different shapes. One thing is clear: his feet are backwards and he is involved in mischief again and again.
Duda Paiva feels directly involved in developments in his native Brazil. That is why his new performance is about life in the rainforest. The foam rubber world of Duda Paiva is the ultimate place to bring the special inhabitants of the forest to life. A visual performance with puppets, dance and old indigenous music from Brazil!
Concept, direction & choreography: Duda Paiva | Performance & artistic contributions: Cat Smits, Josje Eijkenboom, Christiaan Koetsier, Oliver Wagstaff, Tim Velraeds | Dramaturgy: Kim Kooiman | Puppets: Duda Paiva Atelier by André Mello | Soundscape & composition: Wilco Alkema | Light design: Mark Verhoef | Costumes: Evita Rigert | Decor: Sanne Danz | Texts: all performers, Duda Paiva, Kim Kooiman, Flip Noorman | Production: Marijana Mikolcic, Janique Modder | Thanks to: Yazan Maksoud