Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Retrópica (National Dance Award | Funarte, Brazil) is a work of cultural anthropophagy. It devours samba, bossa nova, and flamenco and reinvents itself in a dance that breaks with the idea that a culture is hermetically sealed.

While neocolonialism, fanaticism, intolerance, and immorality trample us, Retrópica – woman, hunger, fire, and extreme pleasure in the form of pure honey that flows through the veins of the equator – comes into being.

This is a dance piece performed by the Brazilian dancer and choreographer Mari Paula, in which, through a woman’s body, the creative tension and friction between two cultures are explore

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 14/09/2017 / Available

Concept, choreography and performance:
MARI PAULA

Choreographic advsors:
Airton Rodrigues and Ángela Donat Mas.

Dramaturgic advsors:
Giorgia Conceiçao, Leonarda Glück and Ricardo Nolasco.

Texts:
Leonarda Glück and Luis Pablo Beauregard

Lighting Design:
Trio Desenho de Luz

Musical Direction:
Fernando de Castro

Illustration:
Evandro Prado

Costume:
Mari Paula

Videos:
Livea Castro Calvo

Photos:
Cayo VIEIRA

Production and Management:
JORGE SCHNEIDER and SIMONE BÖNISCH – ABABTG

Sponsor:
FUNARTE, MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF BRAZIL