My body was there before me. I’d never asked for
anything. It’s older than I am.
Renata Carvalho states the facts.
Today I decided to dress in my own skin.
And that is quite a statement as her body, almost naked, is the subject of the performance and of her entire life. She is an actor, performer, dramaturge and stage director, and also a transpologist, transpology being a branch of anthropology which she founded herself, as is only fitting.
Alone on stage she tells the story of struggles fought with and against the body which alone defines her in the eyes of others. The body draws comments, is sexualised, violated and imprisoned: the body as a fetish, or repulsive, a rebel body.
Stating things clearly, the truths presented here are not easy to face, which makes them all the more enlightening.
For ages 16+
Performed in Portuguese
with English surtitles.
Created and Performed by Renata Carvalho
Director: Luiz Fernando Marquez
Lighting Design: Wagner Antonio
Video Art: Cecilia Lucchesi
Lighting Adaptation: Juliana Augusta
Coproduction: Corpo Rastreado, Corpo a Fora, MITsp and Risco Festival
Diffusion: Corpo a Fora and FarOFFa.
30 Sept & 1 Oct. 7.30pm
1hr40 mins., no interval.