A Brazilian performance presenting life as a transgender woman, telling the story with both courage and candor: revealing, shocking but essential.
“My body was there before me. I’d never asked for anything. It’s older than I am.” Renata Carvalho states the facts.“Today I decided to dress in my own skin.” And that is quite a statement as her body, almost naked, is the subject of the performance and of her entire life. Carvalho is a transgender woman born in Santos (São Paulo). She is an actor, performer, drama¬turge and stage director, and also a transpologist, transpology being a branch of anthropology which she founded herself, as is only fitting. Alone on stage she tells the story of struggles fought with and against the body which alone defines her in the eyes of others. The body draws comments, is sexualized, violated and imprisoned: the body as a fetish, or repul¬sive, a rebel body. Stating things clearly, the truths presented here are not all easy to face, which makes them all the more enlightening.
DRAMATURGIE & INTERPRÉTATION Renata Carvalho
MISE EN SCÈNE LUIZ FERNANDO MARQUES (LUBI)
LUMIÈRES WAGNER ANTÔNIO
VIDÉO & PROJECTION CECÍLIA LUCCHESI
CONDUCTEUR DE TRAIN CIRO SCHU
TRADUCTION MARIE-AMÉLIE ROBILLIARD