People from There
Wellington Gadelha | CE | Brazil
Wellington Gadelha’s black, slum, urban and transversal scenic action proposes a poetic moment of denunciation and affront. The performance starts from the investigation of a Russian roulette body, as a discourse, to reflect on urgent issues ranging from the daily massacres in the city of Fortaleza, in Ceará, to the structural massacre of the black population in the country.
By traversing dance through the visual arts, the artist relates to objects – creating and recreating the forms and meanings that materialities carry – and builds a corporeality that plays and that is about to trigger something. The composition experiences the relational aspects of this body-object as a discourse and as a weapon, capable of perforating the pre-established boundaries for black people in dance and of rethinking territories, violence and subjective circuits of ethnic-racial and spatial segregation in the urban context.
The movements in the ground, which found their thermometer in funk 150 bpm, were conceived from matrices built by the artist and related to situations lived by him. “People from there” thus creates a counter-narrative, non-colonial poetics that, by firing images-movements, intensifies the artistic place in which aesthetics and politics meet and life and art clash.
Creation, dramaturgy and sound research: Wellington Gadelha;
Audiovisual creation and sound: Priscilla Sousa;
Lighting: Yanka Leandra;
Scenography: Wellington Gadelha e Emanuel Oliveira;
Tutoring: Luiz de Abreu;
Dramaturgical interlocutors: Leonardo França e Thereza Rocha;
Musical production: DJ Pedro Ribeiro;
Executive Production: Georgiane Carvalho;
Production: Plataforma Afrontamento;
Graphic project: Diogo Braga;
Support: Rumos Itaú Cultural.