A mucho mucho macho man show

Two men fighting a duel, face to face. Their confrontation develops to overtone chanting and bodily poetry. In Bibi ha Bibi the macho man becomes a mockery of himself. This makes it an entertaining performance, which could just as well have been created by Buster Keaton and the National Geographic.

Bibi ha Bibi is a hyper vent performance, which combines a broad spectrum of manliness – from overtone sounds to ritual dances and wrestling. Sounds and movements, stylistically collide with each other, are explored: from martial arts to annoying infantile play, from overtone chanting to goodnight songs and from relaxed breathing to bestial howls. With listening, inhibition and interchange of movements as a fundamental base Bibi ha Bibi’s pas de deux slides from controlled violence to sensuality.

about the choreographers

Aloun Marchal is an improviser, dancer and choreographer. He has been awarded danceWEB both in 2008 and 2012. He is co-creator to the performance Gerro, Minos and him, which won Danse Elargi 2010 and prized at Stuttgarter Tanz und Teaterpreis festival 2013. He has worked as a dancer with the Austrian artist Doris Uhlich, as well as in the dance company SPINNs latest production, among others.

Henrique Furtado P. Vieira is a choreographer and dancer. Working and resident both in Portugal and France. His artistic education comes from several French institutions. He has worked as a performance artist with several international artists, among them the Portuguese choreographer Vera Mantero and the German-British artist Tino Sehgal.

Bibi ha Bibi is their first work together.

PRESS REVIEWs

“Most of Bibi ha Bibi’s performance is mind-blowing and quite amusing”.
Lis Hellström Sveningson, GP, Gothenburg

“Bibi ha Bibi makes us laugh instinctively and sincerely as their performance sends us back to an illogical or uncivilized mankind. The mumbo jumbo, insignificant or simply playful nature of their actions makes them extremely funny.”
Gladys Vantrepotte, Le Clou Dans la Planch, Toulouse

“In the link between the two men and their public interaction, Bibi ha Bibi reveals subtly the unthinkable. The intimacy is not represented, its expressed in physical actions.”
Lucie Combres, Mouvement – Magazine culturel indisciplinaire, Paris

credits

Concept, interpretation, on stage: Henrique Furtado, Aloun Marchal
Set, costume: Camille Rosa in collaboration with Rozenn Lamand
Dramaturgy: Céline Cartillier
Music support: Jerzy Bielski
Light design: Eduardo Abdala
Wrestling, instruction:  Bruno “Bammer” Brito
Belly dancing, instruction: Estela Ferreira
Inuit singing, instruction: Marie-Pascale Dubé
Production: SIEGE, Possibilitas
Photo: Philippe Lebruman
Duration: 50 min
​Co-production: Göteborg Dans & Teater Festival (SE), La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse/ Occitanie, in the context of the network [DNA] Departures and Arrivals cofinanced by the Creative Europe program of the European Union och Atalante (SE)
With support by: Västra Götalandregionen (SE), Göteborg city (SE), Konstnärsnämden, DRAC Ile-de-France – project support (FR), Spedidam (FR), SACD-Beaumarchais – choreographic writing support (FR), SACD production support (FR), Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian (PT) och apoio Fundação GDA (PT)
Also supported by: Danse (S), Chantier (FR)

Tours with Dancenet Sweden autumn 2019.