What happens to people who are no longer useful today’s society? The dance collective Grupo Oito makes the phenomenon of global waste piles subject to their performance. In a collage of theater, dance and film, the group also sheds light on how to deal with people who are “disposed” of the society. The starting point is the story of Estamira who lived over 20 years in the garbage city Jadim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, in the daily eight tons of waste were deposited. Officially declares as mentally ill, Estamira formulated unusual but from today’s perspective amazingly pertinent answers to the big questions of our time. Grupo Oito takes Estamiras philosophy seriously and apply their perspective on our environments, to show that today’s world needs in some places fundamental new vision and practice.

Produced by Grupo Oito in cooperation with Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. Initial production funded by the intercultural project funding of the Land of Berlin. With the friendly assistance of Naunynritze.

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