Marcelo Evelin

Marcelo Evelin born in Piauí (Brazil), is choreographer, researcher and performer.
He lives and works between Amsterdam and Teresina. Based in Europe since 1986, working with dance and collaborated in projects with artists from various languages also on physical theater, music, video, installation and occupation of specific spaces. He is independent creator with his company Demolition Incorporada, established in 1995, and teaches at the Mime School of Amsterdam, Holland, where he also guides students in creative processes. He directs workshops and collaborative projects in several countries in Europe, USA, Africa, Japan, South America and Brazil, where he returned in 2006 and since then he has also been acting as manager and curator, having deployed in Teresina, Núcleo do Dirceu (2006-2013), an independent artist collective and research and development platform for Contemporary Performing Arts. In March 2016 he opened in Teresina, along with the cultural manager Regina Veloso, CAMPO, a new space to think, practice and disseminate art and related disciplines, and as part of the studio Demolition Incorporada. His performances Matadouro (2010) and Suddenly everything is black with people (2012) were presented in more than 18 countries and are still on tour. With the participation of more than 300 performers of different nationalities, Batucada (2014), a "performative event", continues in diffusion. Dança Doente/Sick Dance, his latest creation, is inspired by the universe of Tatsumi Hijikata / JP. It premiered in May 2017 at the Kunsten Festival des Arts / Belgium and toured in Europe, Brazil and Japan.
The Invention of Evilness, last piece, premiered in April 2019 at CAMPO, Teresina (Br), followed by performances at Live Arts Festival, Bologna (It), Festival Dias da Dança, Porto (Pt), Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels (Br), HAU, Berlin (De), Festival de Campinas (Br); Festival d'Automne à Paris (Fr), Mousonturm/Frankfurt and in 2020 at the Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin (De). 
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Filme takes its inspiration from the entities that inhabit the forests of Brazil, and from the mythical imaginary of the Brazilian jungles. The forest as a particular cosmology — wild and enchanted —, and how to return to a deep and unknown inland. It is an imagetical and sonic adventure, based on the desire and attempt to make a film, and activates the imagination using as its starting point the emblematic figure of the spotted jaguar: an almost extinct  mammal that lives in the Brazilian jungles, a wild animal of exuberant strength and beauty, a myth which incorporates shamans in their healing rituals and is central to Amerindian cosmologies.  

Interview — Marcelo Evelin materiais-diversos-download
A project Demolition Incorporada Conception, choreography, direction Marcelo Evelin Creation and Performance Fernanda Silva Conception, photography, camera, editing and light design Danilo Carvalho Costumes Forgive Gui Production Direction Regina Veloso/Casa de Produção Assistant team Gelson Catatau, Gui de Areia, Mariana Carvalho, Salatiel Gonçalves Executive Production Filme de Brinquedo, Campo Arte Contemporânea Acknowledgements Bruno Moreno