Sonatinas 4 Feet | coproduction with Fractal Collective
Sculptures in motion
Duda Paiva Company’s foam dancers dive in the world of photography and urban dance. Together with Fractal Collective, Duda Paiva draws inspiration from Alair Gomes’ work.
Only recently Gomes’ work was discovered by leading art institutions like MoMA in New York and Maisonnette Cartier in Paris. The Brazilian photographer had an extraordinary gift for revealing remarkable details in the chaotic world around him. With his telephoto lens as a weapon and led by desire and curiosity he created perfect sequences of his most important subject: the male body. Gomes did not believe in the unique image, but in sequences: those he could use to create lively and moving sequences. He called the sequences ’Sonatinas’: a ’small sonata’ in musical terms.
Together with Fractal Collective, Duda Paiva Company brings a combination of magical foam puppets and acrobatic urban dance for young male bodies and moving sculptures. With photographic elements like focus, perspective and rhythm as a basis.
Concept: Duda Paiva and Fractal Collective
Direction: Duda Paiva
Choreography: Zino Ainsley Schat
Dance: Zino Ainsley Schat and Conni Trommlitz
Dramaturgy: Kim Kooiman
Light: Mark Verhoef
Music: Wilco Alkema and Zino Ainsley Schat
Puppets: Duda Paiva Atelier
Decor: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes: Atty Kingma
Direction assistent: Josje Eijkenboom
Repetitor: Ilija Surla
Technical production: Daniel Patijn
Advising photography curator: Eder Chiodetto
‘Sonatinas 4 Feet’ has been made possible by the Performing Arts Fund NL, Municipality of Amersfoort and Fonds21. With special thanks to Ateliê Fotô, Paul Struijk, Robert Villedieu, CaDance Festival, Korzo and De Lieve Vrouw!
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