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23rd-24th March 2021. / 19.30h

Belgrade Drama Theatre


choreography: Guilherme Botelho
assistant to choreographer: Louis Bourel
original soundtrack: Murcof
lighting design: Jean-Philippe Roy
costume design: Amandine Rutschmann
technical director: Amandine Baldi

dancers, creators: Arnaud Bacharach, Louis Bourel, Erica Bravini, Eve Bouchelot, Laetitia Gex, Alex Landa Aguirreche, Johanna Willig-Rosenstein

duration: 60 ’
premiere: Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Geneva, 2018.

production: Alias
co-production: Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Théâtre du Crochetan

Alias is supported by the City of Geneva, the City of Meyrin, the Canton of Geneva, and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council. For the current production, Alias is also supported by the Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, the Loterie Romande, the Ernst Göhner Foundation and the Sophie and Karl Binding Foundation.

All things are cyclical, everything has an end; all things ultimately depart and expire before re-emerging or being reborn under a different form, time or place. Collapse, dissolution, renewal, transformation. A group of individuals tumbles into renewal, drawn hypnotically by an invisible force. An allegory of life in constant movement and transformation becomes progressively manifest… In his new creation, Guilherme Botelho invites us to cast a metaphysical look at the act of falling. What does it mean to fall? Is it to die or to let go? Is it to fall in love, to traverse that familiar whirlwind of excitement and feelings? New piece presents bodies leaning in the direction of the wind, like leaves of grass in a storm or individuals caught up in the cyclical motion of life.

Born in Brazil, Guilherme Botelho started his dance career in Sao Paulo. His first engagement was at the Ballet of Geneva’s Grand Theater. He created Alias in 1994. A keen observer of the paradoxes in our daily lives, the tensions that dwell in social relations and the questions that currently face the world, Botelho queries reality through his creations in an often highly provocative way. There is a strong desire in him to question the meaning of things through his choreographies, dominated by movement and unbalance and demanding a complete commitment from the dancers.

Alias is an independent contemporary dance company created in Geneva in 1994 by the dancer and choreographer Guilherme Botelho. Since its inception, the company has produced more than 25 shows crowned by international success, as reflected by the nearly 500 performances in 20 countries of Europe, but also in Africa, Asia, North and South America.