Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Inc.
“Suddenly everywhere is black with people”
Dance|TERESINANew Creation|Japan Premiere9/28-10/1

  • photo: Sérgio Caddah

    photo: Sérgio Caddah

Performers painted black writhe in the darkness.
The latest evocative work by one of Brazil’s greatest talents.

Marcelo Evelin is a bold choreographer and dancer based in Teresina, Brazil. His debut at Kyoto Experiment 2011 with “Matadouro” was sensational. Featuring nearly naked masked performers provocatively staring at the audience after running intensely in a circle for a full hour, he drew the audience inescapably into exaltation and chaos.
In addition, he stayed in Kyoto last year as part of the Kyoto Experiment 2012 residency program where he created “Suddenly everywhere is black with people (De repente fica tudo preto de gente)”. The work, which premiered internationally at Festival Panorama in Rio de Janeiro, finally comes to Japan.

The unique title is taken from “Crowds and Power” (1960) by Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti. With little distinction made between the stage and audience, it begins in near darkness where one can barely make out the faces of others. It is then that the audience encounters the performers who are painted totally black. Even though the performers are from Brazil, Holland and Japan, one is unable to differentiate one from the other as they merge en masse with the audience. Evelin’s aggression and intelligence cast an acute inquiry toward the chaos of contemporary society. An immersive theatrical experience beyond audiovisual recognition awaits.


Sep 28 (Sat) 19:00-
29 (Sun) 14:00-, 19:00-
30 (Mon) 20:00-
Oct 1 (Tue) 20:00-


Kyoto Art Center Auditorium

546-2, Yamafushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

*5 min. walk from Exit 22 or 24, Shijo Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Station, Hankyu Line




No entry after the performance starts.


Adult Adv. ¥3,000 / Day ¥3,500
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Senior Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Free Seating *Regular seats are not
*No entry after the performance starts.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents.


Related Event Lecture “About [Marginality]”

Speaker: Marcelo Evelin, Kazuko Kuniyoshi(Dance Researcher / Critic)

Date: Sep. 30 (Mon) 17:00-19:00

Venue: Kyoto Art Center

Admission: Free