is a storm; a downpour of visuals, references, dances, states.
personifies rage, giving it a face, a body.
Its source? Being invisible, and a
desire to learn how to face the hard questions. It
is confrontation without belligerence. The posterior view of a human body makes
us wonder if this is about us, or if it is about someone clearing the path for
us, or if it is someone that we should keep our distance from.
uses the black body and what it experienced in this world as a catalyst. When
creating the piece, Calixto Neto made the deliberate choice to select the
constellation of influences and points of reference from which the work would
stem from. It can be condensed into a single question: what if the said
references all came from the black community, the black diaspora?
that being said, oh!rage is…
… a dance to the sounds of Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, Afrofuturism, Afropunk,
Youtubers Tia Má…
a dance that unites Ana Pi, Josephine Baker, Trajal Harell, Germaine Acogny,
Spike Lee, Nadia Beugré, Dorothée Munianeza, Raoul Peck…
a dance fused from cavalo-marinho, caboclinhos, maracatu, frevo,
funk, passinho, vogue, gwara-gwara, shoki, samba, twerk, afoxê, and so much
Choreography & Performance: Calixto Neto
Lighting: Eduardo Abdala
Sound Engineering: Charlotte Boisselier
External Consultants: Carolina Campos, Isabela Fernandes Santana & Marcelo Sena