What is thrown away?

What happens to people who are no longer useful today’s society?

What is done with the undesirable?

In a collage of dance, text, video and sound we bring to the light the story of who is considered disposable by society.

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 Jardim 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.

This is a deposit of remains. Sometimes it is only remains. And sometimes neglect also comes.
Remains – and neglect.”

― Estamira Gomes de Sousa
Premiere08.11.2012 – 20:00
ProductionGrupo Oito in cooperation with Kultursprünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH
VenueBallhaus Naunynstraße
Funded by
Initial production funded by the intercultural project funding of the Land of Berlin.
Concept / ChoreographyRicardo de Paula
Stage Design / CostumeGrupo Oito
Light Design / Technical DirectionIrene Selka
Choreographic AdviceZula Lemes
AssistanceLuiz Gustavo Lopes
PerformersLaura Alonso, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Ricardo de Paula, Zé de Paiva


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