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The Cadela Força Trilogy: Chapter I – The Bride and the Goodnight Cinderella

Carolina Bianchi / Cara de Cavalo & Metro Gestão Cultural / KVS


Fri 13.09, 20:00


Sat 14.09, 20:00


Basis: €28 / +65: €26 / -26: €24
Kansentarief: €4


+ Up Your Ass


DE SINGEL / Rode Zaal


150 min. zonder pauze


Brazilian Portuguese / surtitles: Dutch & English


"Bianchi manages to use overwhelming imagery, excellent research, pumping beats and punchy literary texts to create a performance that exposes the deep-rooted systemic violence against women"

What happens when someone survives? 

The first chapter of the trilogy CADELA FORÇA, by the Brazilian director and author Carolina Bianchi, transits through layers of temporalities. A bunch of layers of corpses of women. Since she was disturbed by the news of the rape and death of an artist giving a performance related to the belief in human kindness, Bianchi began to weave a tapestry of stories that have in common narratives of rape followed by femicide. Together with her collective, Cara de Cavalo, she creates a journey into an abyss, a hole in the middle of the desert, a dive into a glass of a rape drink – a descent into hell.



CONTENT WARNING: Certain scenes may offend spectators’ sensibilities.
TECHNICAL WARNING: Stroboscopic lights, smoke, loud music


Conception, text, dramaturgy and direction: Carolina Bianchi
Translation of texts into English and revision: Larissa Ballarotti, Luisa Dalgalarrondo, Joana Ferraz, Marina Matheus
Dramaturgist and partnership in continuous research process: Carolina Mendonça
Cast: Blackyva, Carolina Bianchi, Chico Lima, Fernanda Libman, Joana Ferraz, José Artur, Larissa Ballarotti, Marina Matheus and Rafael Limongelli
Technical direction, Sound design and Original music: Miguel Caldas
Set design, Art and Graphic design: Luisa Callegari
Light design: Jo Rios
Videos and Screenings: Montserrat Fonseca Llach
Karaoke video: Thany Sanches
Costumes: Tomás Decina, Luisa Callegari, Carolina Bianchi
Art Assistant and General artistic collaboration: Tomás Decina
Collaboration in body and voice training: Pat Fudyda, Yantó
Dialogue on theory and dramaturgy: Silvia Bottiroli
Photos: Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Production assistant and Stage manager: AnaCris Medina
Production direction, Tour manager and Communication: Carla Estefan
International management and Diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil).
Production: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil), Carolina Bianchi y Cara de Cavalo
In Coproduction with: Festival d’Avignon, KVS Brussels, Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne, Frascati Amsterdam.
Residency to finish the play and set construction: La FabricA du Festival d’Avignon
Residencies: Frascati Theater, DAS Theatre (Amsterdam), Festival Proximamente/KVS (Brussels), Festival 21 Voltz/Central Elétrica (Porto), Pride Festival (Belgrade), Greta Galpão (São Paulo) e Espaço Desterro (Rio de Janeiro).
With the Support of: Theater Der Welt, The Ammodo Foudation, DAS Theatre Master Program, 3 Package Deal of the AFK – Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst / Coalition: DAS Theatre, NDSM and Over ’t IJ Festival, Kaaitheater.
International management and Diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil).