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ALICE RIPOLL / CIA REC - aCORdo

44 East 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIER

Every society has upper and lower strata. For ten years, Brazilian choreographer Alice Ripoll and Cia REC have collaborated together. As Black people living in favelas, the company members of RECare familiar with the Brazilian police’s methods of keeping the poor segment of the population away from the rich by means of control and intimidation. The Portuguese word “acordo” can mean many things –it could be an agreement, for instance, or a wake-up call. In this spelling of the word it also means “the color of”. But what agreement did the social majority make with those regarded as “of a different color”? Are they only seen as a living, breathing cliché, as potential criminals and as cheap labor –or also as people?


The four dancers open up a space with their movements in which other types of encounters become possible. And in which our own reflexes and prejudices come to the surface. How does it feel to suddenly be face to face with those from whom we are otherwise “protected”? And why have we suddenly tightened our grip on our belongings?


“Dance as a political confrontation and a place of dreams... tremendous not only for its meaning, but for its modes of participation, too.”

–BOMB Magazine


Location: CAC 4th Floor

Duration: 40 mins

Time: APRIL 6 - 8 / 6:30PM

APRIL 9 / 2:30PM & 6:30PM

APRIL 10 / 2:30PM


Director: Alice Ripoll

Performers: Alan Ferreira, Hilton Santos da Cruz Junior, Romulo Galvão, Tony Hewerton

Assistant: Thais Peixoto de Souza

Production: Natasha Corbelino | Corbelino Produções

Support: Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Machado Fisioterapia

Distribution: Art Happens


*** This performance includes an element of closeness and physicality with the performers. Each artist is fully-vaccinated, and has received a negative COVID-19 antigen test immediately prior to any performance to ensure complete audience safety.


If you should have any concerns over the nature of this performance, please email [email protected] to receive details of the performance’s nature. Any tickets may be refunded prior to the start of the performance. No refunds are possible once the performance has begun.


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Contemporary Arts Center
44 East 6th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-345-8400