Kabia Teatro and Cielo rasO will perform Cena Contemporanea, the most important performing arts festival in Brazil. The even falls within the framework of dFeria Abroad, an initiative promoted by dFeria (Performing Arts Fair of San Sebastián) with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute. dFeria Abroad seeks to support Basque artists and promote Basque artistic endeavours by opening new markets in Europe and the Americas.
Cena Contemporanea lasts 13 days and welcomes more than 60,000 people and 30 companies each year. This year Cena will be held from August 21st to September 2nd featuring a programme of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, workshops, video projections and debates.
On September 1st and 2nd Kabia Teatro will perform the play Alicia despúes de Alicia (Alicia after Alicia) at the SESC Paulo Gracindo theatre. This performance merges exciting images and a seven-actor cast onto a single stage, to take us to the inner world of a violinist named Alicia.
Cielo rasO will present Jardín de Invierno (Winter Garden) SESC Garagem theatre, with performances on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. Nature takes front stage in Jardín de Invierno. The choreographer Igor Calonge recreates a street with leafless trees, frayed bushes, and a garden without any type of decoration. The dancers mix with crystals in the sun and move among the grass. The show will transport the audience to a future without air, where heat becomes suffocating and palpable, petals lose their essence, and neither insects or any kind of life exists.
Also as part of the dFeria Abroad initiative, the Basque companies Kukai Dantza, Ertza, and Amaia Elizaran performed at MAPAS, the Performative Arts Market of the South Atlantic, held in Tenerife in July.