Historia | container

by Mandafounis & GIUDICELLI
Commissioned by Overseas culture interchange

Created and performed by René Loui, Manuel Castomo Mussundza & Diogo Ricardo under the direction of Emilia Giudicelli and assisted by Alexandre Américo, Historia | Container highlights the complexity and plurality of an encounter.

The creators/accomplices are swept up in a real-time dramaturgical process that becomes the container of bodies and various stories. In this work each artist carries and defends the acts of the other as if they were his own.

Each dancer is a witness to the other and accompanies every move, through all possible risks.

The individual reactions emerge from the proliferation of urgency. The bodies are fragile, strong - untouchable apparitions. 

They become catalysts for one another, acting in resonance. As a witness, the audience contains the story.


Creation 2016

Choreography by Emilia Giudicelli, Alexandre Américo, René Loui, Manuel Castomo Mussundza, Diogo Ricardo
Artistic Counsel Ioannis Mandafounis
Dance René Loui, Manuel Castomo Mussundza, Diogo Ricardo
Technical director David Kretonic
Production management Mélanie Fréguin

Production Overseas Culture Interchange

Coproduction of Associaçao de Artistas Independiente
With the support of Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia, State of Geneva, Artlink-cultural cooperation
Partners Festival Cena CumpliCidades (Recife, Brazil), Flux Laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland), Palco GiraDança (Natal, Brazil)



Historia | Container ON TOUR
9 shows, 6 theaters, 4 cities, 2  countries

24 October 2016, Palco GiraDança / Festival Cena CumpliCidades (premiere), Natal, Brazil
8-11 December 2016, Flux Laboratory, Geneva, Switzerland
25 March 2017, Teatro Casa Ribeira, Natal, Brazil
9 October 2017, Mostra de Artes Teatrais Integradas, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
26 October 2017, Casa Moenda / Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
29 October 2017, Igreja da Sé / Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Olinda, Brazil