This year, Alice Ripoll premieres her work, Lavagem, for the first time in Japan. Ripoll, who is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, works in collaboration with young people from the slums known as favelas. Her relationship with the community plays an essential role in her artistic process. In this talk event, directed towards artists, Ripoll discusses her previous works and creative process, opening up a dialogue about art and community engagement.
Guest: Alice Ripoll
Host: Kyoto Experiment Co-directors
10.7 (Sat) 16:30-18:00
Participants: Practicing Artists
Language: English (with consecutive Japanese interpretation)
Capacity: 20 (first come, first served)
☞ Click here for the booking form. (Japanese only)
Alice Ripoll is a choreographer born and based in Rio de Janeiro. She initially studied psychology before shifting her focus to dance, motivated by curiosity about the body’s capabilities and a desire to explore movement. After graduating Escola Angel Vianna—a major choreographic and motor function rehabilitation center, she started working as a choreographer. Her work combines contemporary dance and Brazilian urban dance through research that offers dancers space to represent their experiences and inner memories. She heads two collectives: REC and SUAVE. Her work has been performed at Brazilian festivals such as Festival Panorama in Rio de Janeiro, and multiple festivals and theaters abroad including Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Centre Pompidou, and Wiener Festwochen among others.
Organized by ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto City, GEIDANKYO (Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations)
Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, through the Japan Arts Council, "JAPAN LIVE YELL project"