Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai, 1995

Ai, Ai, Ai is a self-portrait tinged with irony, a poetic journey to the emotional roots of the Brazilian choreographer who has been away from his country for a long time.
A highly personal solo, conceived from a process of investigation of the body itself, between the present moment and memory. The ambiguous title refers both to the singer Carmen Miranda and to the tears of the dancer who has been exiled for many years.
It is also a sharing of memories with his partner at the time, John Murphy, and the filmmaker Karim Aïnouz - whose memory permeates the work.
Twenty-six years after its creation, Marcelo Evelin re-enacts this founding solo and confronts his past once again.

Conception, choreography and interpretation: Marcelo Evelin
Super 8 film: Karim Ainouz
Set and Costume Design: John Murphy
Assistant choreographer: Christiana Cavalcanti
Sound: Jaap Lindijer
Lighting: Marc van Gelder
Technique: Gui Fontineles
Music: Ella Fitzgerald and Brazillian "Chorinhos
Broadcasting: Regina Veloso / CAMPO arte|Casa de Produção
Production assistants: Gui Fontineles and Humilde Alves
Production: Demolition Incorporada
Performance
Lafayette Anticipations
Monday 20 Sep 2021
from 08 pm to 08:45 pm
Tuesday 21 Sep 2021
from 08 pm to 08:45 pm
Wednesday 22 Sep 2021
from 08 pm to 08:45 pm

Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai - Lafayette Anticipations © Marc Domage
Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai - Lafayette Anticipations © Marc Domage
Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai - Lafayette Anticipations © Marc Domage
Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai - Lafayette Anticipations © Marc Domage
Marcelo Evelin, Ai, Ai, Ai | Echelle Humaine 2021

Participants

Marcelo Evelin is a dancer, choreographer and researcher. He works in Brazil, Japan and several European countries as an independent artist with his platform Demolition Incorporada, based in CAMPO, a space for residencies and resistance in the performing arts in Teresina, Piauí.

His plays De Repente Tudo Tudo Preto de Gente, Batucada and A Invenção da Maldade are currently touring theatres and festivals around the world. Marcelo Evelin has been teaching at the Higher School of Arts in Amsterdam since 1999 and creates projects with universities and institutions, including ISAC (Brussels), the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), EXERCE (Montpellier) and the CND (Paris).

In 2019, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Federal University of Piauí.