The "encantados" are said to create a bond between heaven and earth...


Lia Rodrigues / Companhia de Danças (Rio de Janeiro)  

11 – 12 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Dance / performance

The “encantados” are mystical animated entities that belong to the Afro-American way of perceiving the world that move and turn the places they visit into sacred ones. They are said to create a bond between heaven and earth. In Lia Rodrigues’ latest production, a dozen dancers move and evolve in what looks like a sea of vivid patterned fabrics. Shapes, figures, and grimacing faces appear and vanish in a meditative and sculptural hide and seek. They appear, grow up, transform themselves like the encantados would do and embody manifold joys. A heady piece, rhythmed by chants and percussions like a ritual that takes the audience to an “enchanted” world, where magic meets reality.

After the Show on Wed 11 May: Audience discussion


Price info Ticket

Double ticket with Eat Banana & Drink Pills: PRICE GROUP B

Advance booking: 20 € / reduced 9 €
Box office: 21 € / reduced 9 €

Advance booking: 26 € / reduced 12 €
Box office: 27 € / reduced 12 €

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Creation: Lia Rodrigues
Danced and created in close collaboration by: Leonardo Nunes, Carolina Repetto, Valentina Fittipaldi, Andrey da Silva, Larissa Lima, Ricardo Xavier, Joana Lima, David Abreu, Matheus Macena,
Tiago Oliveira, Raquel Alexandre
Choreographic assistance: Amalia Lima
Dramaturgy: Silvia Soter
Artistic collaboration and images: Sammi Landweer
Lighting design: Nicolas Boudier
Stage management: Magali Foubert and Baptistine Méral
Mixing: Alexandre Seabr
Photo: Sammi Landweer
Administration / International Marketing: Colette de Turville
Production Coordinator: Astrid Toledo
Administration: Jacques Segueilla
Production Brazil: Gabi Gonçalves/ Corpo Rastreado
Production Project Goethe Institute: Claudia Oliveira
Secretariat: Gloria Laureano
Teachers: Amalia Lima, Sylvia Barretto, Valentina Fittipaldi
Co-production: Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris, Le CENTQUATRE - Paris /
Festival d'Automne à Paris / Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Bordeaux Métropole /
Le TAP - Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers / Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain /
La Coursive, Scène nationale La Rochelle / L'Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive -Tulle /
Théâtre d'Angoulême Scène Nationale / Le Moulin du Roc, Scène nationale à Niort /
La Scène Nationale d'Aubusson, l'OARA - Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine / Le Kunstenfestivaldesarts - Brussels, Theaterfestival - Basel, HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin, Festival Oriente Occidente - Roveretto, Theater Freiburg, Julidans - Amsterdam, Teatro Municipal do Porto / Festival DDD - dias de dança and Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Association Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Association Lia Rodrigues-France with the support of Redes da Maré and Centro de Artes da Maré and the partnership of FONDOC (Occitania).
With the support of the International Aid Fund for Cultural and Educational Organisations 2021 of the German Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners.
Duration: approx. 60 minutes