Saturday 13 July
22:00 - 23:00: Place St-Maur
Sunday 14 July
21:45 - 22:45: Salle de Gym Pierre-Viret

Calixto Neto (BR)

Contemporary Dance

oh!rage is a storm; a downpour of visuals, references, dances, states. 

oh!rage 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.

oh!rage 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?

With 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 more...



Choreography & Performance: Calixto Neto 

Lighting: Eduardo Abdala

Sound Engineering: Charlotte Boisselier

External Consultants: Carolina Campos, Isabela Fernandes Santana & Marcelo Sena