The fight of two men against the monster of jealousy, hatred and competition that stands between them. Hoping to find a way out and each other, they build a false world of fairytales and nightmares.



Concept and choreography: Duda Paiva, Paul Selwyn Norton
Dance and puppetry: Ederson R. Xavier, Duda Paiva
Final direction: Neville Tranter
Dramaturgy: Nienke Rooijakkers
Light and decor: Hans C. Boer
Advice image and video: Marloeke van de Vlugt
Music:Erikk Mckenzie
Dolls: Duda Paiva, Andre Mello
Costume: Atty Kingma

A co-production with Agder Teater [Kristiansand NO], CaDance Festival 2008.
Made possible with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten, VSB Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, SNS ReaalFonds.

2010 Bielsko Biala PL, Banialuka festival Young Critic Award
2009 Ostrava CZ Festival Spectaculo Interesse – Grand Prix for the best production
2009 Torun PL Banialuka Festival – award for best actors


Reactions from the press


"Duda Paiva en Paul Selwyn Norton keren terug naar de vermenging tussen dans, poppenspel en objecttheater en oh, wat is dat ongelooflijk mooi... in werkelijk alles is Malediction briljant en magisch!"

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