Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Calixto Neto


English en French spoken
Duration: 2h30
Location: Garden BK6
Tickets: €10 | €6 (-26/artists & professionals) | CUBO | UiTPAS

Calixto & guests

Feijoada is a transdisciplinary project that takes the emblematic Brazillian dish as a starting point to question the colonial heritage and how it is actualized and transformed into a celebration, that includes music, text, dance and food.

Feijoada is a piece that appears as an artistic answer to a generational encounter. In 2019, Calixto Neto was invited to reenact the iconic piece of Brazilian choreographer Luiz de Abreu,O Samba do Crioulo Doido (2004).

In a scene of the piece, Luiz (and since 2020, Calixto) dances a Bossa Nova in which the lyrics is a feijoada recipe sung in French. Feijoada comes as a will to dig into the violence and joy that we can see in this scene.

On stage, we have a feijoada being prepared in real time, a group of samba dancers invite the audience to take part in the party and the performers share their stories about struggles, power, legacy, ‘saudade’, love and more…

And in the end everybody eats together.

The choreographer Calixto Neto (BR)Formed in theater at the Federal University of Pernambuco, then in dance at the Experimental Group of Dance of Recife, the Brazilian choreographer Calixto Neto followed the ex.e.r.ce program at the Centre Chorégraphique National of Montpellier, between 2013 and 2015. Member of Lia Rodrigues’ company between 2007 and 2013, he currently divides his time between collaborations with other artists (where the reenactment of the piece O Samba do Crioulo Doido stands out) and his own projects: the solos oh!rage and Outrar (based on a proposal by Lia Rodrigues) and the films O Samba do Crioulo Doido: rule and compass and Pro Futuro Quilombo.

Ana Laura Nascimento (BR)is a storyteller . who went to university to study performing arts in Recife, then Lyon and Paris. She also had a clown training in Argentina with Lila Monti, Marina Barbers and Gabriel Chamé. She finally arrived at La Maison du Conte in 2016, where she develops different activities using her hybrid formation, the various languages she speaks and her will to meet a public of various ages.

Yuro Romão (FR/BR) is a musician, composer, lyricist and actor living in Paris since 2014. Trained at the Portable School of Choro in Rio de Janeiro, he was finalist of the National Festival of the Song of Brazil in 2013. In 2020, he is a laureate of the national residency program “Création en in progress”, by the Ateliers Médicis, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture. Also this year, he is a companion artist and associated artist to the programming of Passages TransFestival (Metz, 2020-2021).

Play dates

  • Calixto & guests
  • Calixto & guests
  • Calixto & guests

CHOREOGRAPHY Calixto Neto / ASSISTANCE Ana Laura Nascimento / MUSICAL DIRECTION Yure Romão / PERFORMANCE Calixto Neto, Ana Laura Nascimento, Yure Romão, Emilia Chamone, James Müller / Pedro Barrios, Julia Dolney, Marina Japonega, Kaiodê Encarnação Acauã El_Bandide Shereya, Silex Silence / TECHNICAL DIRECTION Beatriz Kaysel / COSTUMES Annie Melza Tiburce / PRODUCTION MANAGER Julie Le Gall / EXECTUVE PRODUCTION FOR THERE PREMIERE Festival d’Automne à Paris and now Executive production for the tour, VOA / COPRODUCTION Festival d’Automne à Paris, le Centquatre Paris et Passages Transfestival Metz

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