• Friday, 10 May, 2019 - 20:00Saturday, 11 May, 2019 - 19:45

For three weeks in May, Kunstenfestivaldesarts invites artists from different parts of the world and Brussels to redefine the boundaries of theatre, dance and performance and to enter into dialogue with local initiatives, creating occasions for reflection about the present and the city we live in.


A Invenção da Maldade - Marcelo Evelin


© Maurício Pokemon

Brazilian choreographer, researcher and performer Marcelo Evelin is a prominent name in the field of contemporary dance. His latest creation came into being in a former warehouse in his hometown, Teresina, which he uses as his artistic workplace. Raw and unpolished, the space reflects the city and the surrounding country, where everyday lives run up against powerful political tensions and a growing intolerance towards minorities and artists. It is in this context that Evelin created A Invenção da Maldade (The invention of evil), in which six dancers give expression to a primal fury, an innocence that does not recognize its own fierceness. To do so they leave their inner world, their bodies engaging in hyper-physical actions. They create a battlefield at whose centre the spectators find themselves. This corporal revolt is the physical confirmation of something ungraspable, comparable with a sleeping arm that has to be shaken back to life violently. In Brussels, the industrial site of Kanal – Centre Pompidou will form the setting for this unique project.


  • A piece by: Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Incorporada
  • Concept & choreography: Marcelo Evelin
  • Creation & dance: Bruno Moreno, Elliot Dehaspe, Maja Grzeckza, Márcio Nonato, Matteo Bifulco, Rosângela Sulidade
  • Sound design: Sho Takiguchi
  • Dramaturgy: Carolina Mendonça
  • Philosophy research: Jonas Schnor
  • Collaboration: Christine Greiner, Loes Van der Pligt
  • Photography & video: Maurício Pokemon
  • Production direction: Regina Veloso / Demolition Incorporada, Sofia Matos / Materiais Diversos
  • Production assistance: Gui Fontineles
  • Agency & distribution: CAMPO, Materiais Diversos

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kanal – Centre Pompidou
Production: Demolition Incorporada (BR), Materiais Diversos (PT)
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, HAU – Hebbel Am Ufer, Mousonturm, Teatro Municipal do Porto et KANAL-Centre Pompidou
Supported by: MI ME School - Academy of Theatre and Dance (Amsterdam), Rumos Itaú Cultural 2017-2018 (Brasil), Xing/Live Arts Week (Italy)
Created in residency at: CAMPO Arte Contemporânea, Teresina-Piauí-Brasil


ATTENTION : Contains nudity