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The feeling project - touch

Fernando Cabral / Marcela Reichelt /

Language: English

How to avoid becoming a mere digital extension?

By exploring the sense of touch, levels of proximity and body weight, Fernando Cabral is interested in experimenting with different ways of experiencing the materiality of the body in this project.

For this first performance, he has invited Marcela Reichelt to explore together the sense of touch.

Asking for permission to touch.

Placing hands on the surface of the other body and making space for sensory feedback.

Searching for new approaches and formats in dance, „The feeling project“ is a series of performances which engages with the sensory and political issues of touch.

Marcela and Fernando worked together for several years as dancers in Brazil and are reuniting after 20 years.

concept Fernando Cabral choreography and performance Marcela Reichelt, Fernando Cabral

With the kind support of Centre National de la Danse – CND/Pantin (FR), MASC – Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain des Sables d’Olonne (FR) und Acker Stadt Palast – Berlin (DE)

Fernando Cabral is a brazilian dancer and choreographer and lives in Paris. He works with Dominique Brun, Benoît Lachambre, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing, Ambra Senatore, Lorena Dozio.

Between 2008 and 2014, Fernando developed his choreographic work by creating short pieces and performances within the Bagacera Association, co-directed with Lorena Dozio. Driven by improvisation as a tool to write and perform, these works were presented in galleries, art centres and outdoor spaces. In 2015, with the creation of the solo „The pleasure is mine“, at the Carreau du Temple, Fernando initiates a new cycle of his choreographic work.

Between 2016 and 2019, he creates the diptych „Une émotion“, a piece about the power of abandonment and the physicality of emotions. Fernando has presented his work at Tanzhaus Zürich, Nuit Blanche Paris, Rumos Itaù Cultural Dança - Sao Paulo, Festival de Sévelin - Lausanne, Palais de Tokyo - Paris, Festival Artdanthé - Paris, Lieu Unique - Nantes, Carreau du Temple - Paris, Centre d'Art Bétonsalon - Paris, Micadanses - Paris. The Project MATTER is a process of reconnection with Brazil, as well as a way of trying to write, through a sensory approach, his own corporeal and postcolonial memory. This project is supported by the Institut Français and the French Ministry of Culture.

Marcela Reichelt is a Brazilian dance artist based in Berlin. She also works with the touch of the fascia, which nourishes her knowledge as an artist as well as a doula of the birth process.

She has worked with Muovere cia dance and Cena11 group. She has collaborated with artists such as: Fernando Cabral, Mona Hatoum, Tiago Romagnani, Hooman Sharif, Xica Lisboa, Marina Camargo, Thelma Bonavita, Nina Cavalcanti, Marcelo Evelin and Lina Gómez. She is currently collaborating with artists in various media. Her first solos "Occo"and "Como Risco em Papel"were awarded at the 13th Festival de Cultura Inglesa, Funarte 2009, Klauss Vianna 2009 and the Elizabeth Anderle Prize 2010.

Recently,she has produced "Collections"and the trilogy "Verlagern": "Verlagern e ajustes", "Verlagern- What is left"and the last one in progress. She has presented her creations in places such as Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Uferstudios Berlin, Tanz TheaterErfurt, Bienal de SESC da dança, Dança Expandida - CCSP, Centro Dragão do Mar, Primeiros Passos SESC Pompeia, Outras danças Funarte - Bahia, Recife International Dance Festival, Um corpo Só SESC Santana, Move Manaus, IV Interação e Conectividade - Dimenti among amongstothers