Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha
Altamira 2042 brings us to the banks of the Xingu River in Brazil. It envelopes us in a ritual against the threats faced by the river and its communities, with a call to amazonise the Amazon, and amazonise the world!
For decades, the indigenous and local communities who live on the banks of the Xingu River – one of the largest clearwater rivers in the Amazon basin – have fought against the construction and devastating impacts of the Belo Monte Dam.
In Altamira 2042, the Xingu River speaks through portable speakers, usb drives, and video projectors that Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha positions in the performance space, hoists on her shoulders, or hands to the audience. The voices of local people, members of the Juruna and Awareté indigenous communities, activists like Raimunda Gomes da Silva, lawyers for the city of Altamira, journalists, environmentalists, artists, idling cars, a chainsaw, rain in the forest, and croaking frogs create a polyphony of beings and perspectives in defense of the Xingu.
On 19 November, the show will be followed by a talk with Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, Raimunda Gomes da Silva and Rita Natálio, moderated by the journalist and cultural activist Carla Fernandes. The talk will be in Portuguese.
Concept Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha Directed by Gabriela Carneiro Da Cunha, Xingu River Artistic Advisor Cibele Forjaz Assistant Director João Marcelo Iglesias, Clara Mor, Jimmy Wong Artistic collaborators Dinah De Oliveira, Sonia Sobral With texts by Raimunda Gomes Da Silva, João Pereira Da Silva, Povos Indígenas Araweté e Juruna, Bel Juruna, Eliane Brum, Antonia Mello, Mc Rodrigo/Poeta Marginal, Mc Fernando, Thais Santi, Thais Mantovanelli, Marcelo Salazar, Lariza Technology, Programming, Automation Bruno Carneiro, Computadores Fazem Arte Multimedia design Bruno Carneiro, Rafael Frazão Images Eryk Rocha, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias, Clara Mor, Cibele Forjaz Video editors João Marcelo Iglesias, Rafael Frazão, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha Text editors Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias Sound design Felipe Storino, Bruno Carneiro Costumes Carla Ferraz Light design Cibele Forjaz Installation design Carla Ferraz, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha Installation producers Carla Ferraz, Cabeção, Ciro Schou Visual design Rodrigo Barja Movement Paulo Mantuano, Mafalda Pequenino Translation of the manifesto Amazônia Centro do Mundo John Elliott Subtitling operator Margarida Serrano Audio description AR Produções, Lda Images Eryk Rocha, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias, Clara Mor, Cibele Forjaz Pesquisa Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias, Cibele Forjaz, Clara Mor, Dinah de Oliveira, Eliane Brum, Sonia Sobral, Mafalda Pequenino, Eryk Rocha Project Manager Gabriela Gonçalves Produced by Corpo Rastreado, Aruac Filmes Coproduced by Corpo Rastreado, MITsp – Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo International Touring Judith Martin/Ligne Direct
About the artist
Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is an actor, director, and researcher. For the past seven years, she has directed the Margens project, dedicated to listening and amplifying the testimony of Brazilian rivers that are experiencing catastrophes. As an actor, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha has worked with theatre directors Ariane Mnouchkine, Georgette Fadel, Felipe Vidal, Ivan Sugahara, Celina Sodré, Isaac Bernart and Pedro Brício. She appears in films by Heitor Dhalia, Eryk Rocha, and Marcos Jorge.