Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha

Altamira 2042

New York Live Arts Theater
May 17, 18 & 20, 730PM
Tickets Start at $25

US Premiere
Since its construction in 2012 at the epicenter of the Amazon, the planet’s so-called ‘green-lungs’, the giant Belo Monte Dam has earned its rightful place as the emblem of man’s destruction of nature. In Altamira 2042, an interactive performance installation by Brazilian artist Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, a polyphony of voices, sonorities, timbres, tremblings evoking the sounds and secrets of the Xingu River take over the space. Flash drives and LED loud-speakers carried and activated by the performer herself become the medium of transmission and amplification of both human and non-human voices emanating from the river and its banks. This haunting, shamanic solo performance is a result of da Cunha’s long-term research on Amazonian river ecosystems destroyed by Man. The work calls for an “Amazonization” of the world, a battle in which life stands its ground against the destructive forces of progress. The Belo Monte Dam becomes the myth of the enemy.

Runtime: 90 minutes with no intermission
Note: This show contains nudity

More info on the Xingu River, Belo Monte dam:

Conception and Creation: Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha
Director: Gabriela Carneiro Da Cunha and Xingu River
Direction Advisor: Cibele Forjaz
Assistant Director: João Marcelo Iglesias
Second Assistant Director: Clara Mor and Jimmy Wong
Research Orientation And Artistic Interaction: Dinah De Oliveira and Sonia Sobral
Writing Credits: 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 And Lariza
Video Editing: João Marcelo Iglesias, Rafael Frazão and Gabriela Carneiro Da Cunha
Text Editing: Gabriela Carneiro aa Cunha and João Marcelo Iglesias
Sound Design: Felipe Storino and Bruno Carneiro
Costumes: Carla Ferraz
Lighting: Cibele Forjaz
Installation Design: Carla Ferraz and Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha
Installation Production: Carla Ferraz, Cabeção and Ciro Schou
Technology/ Programming/ Automation: Bruno Carneiro and Computadores Fazem Arte
Multimedia Creation: Rafael Frazão and Bruno Carneiro
Visual Design: Rodrigo Barja
Body Work: Paulo Mantuano and Mafalda Pequenino
Images: Eryk Rocha, Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias, Clara
Mor and Cibele Forjaz
Photography: Nereu Jr., Clara Mor and Rafael Frazão
Teaser: Renato Vallone and Rafael Frazão
Research: Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, João Marcelo Iglesias, Cibele Forjaz, Clara Mor,
Dinah De Oliveira, Eliane Brum, Sonia Sobral, Mafalda Pequenino and Eryk Rocha
Production Director: Gabriela Gonçalves
Technical director and lighting operator: Jimmy Wong
Sound operator and video technician: Michelle Bezerra
Production: Ariane Cuminale (Corpo Rastreado)
Co-production: Corpo Rastreado and Mitsp – Mostra Internacional De Teatro De São Paulo
Production: Corpo Rastreado and Aruac Filmes