Carolina Bianchi Residency sharing
Carolina Bianchi is a Brazilian theatre maker, performer and writer, currently based in Amsterdam and recently graduated from DAS Theater’s Master programme. She develops her practice between theatre and performance, whereby theory and practice are inseparable. Her works depart from a crisis perspective to launch confabulations about gender violence and historical pacts through an erotic approximation of history’s timeline. Her staging combines different references to literature, cinema and painting, musical mashups and a constant confrontation with any absolute truth. She is the director of the collective CARA DE CAVALO (Horse’s Face) from São Paulo, with whom she created the pieces O Tremor Magnífico (The Magnificent Tremor), 2020; LOBO (Wolf), 2018; the outdoor performance Quiero hacer el amor (I wanna make love), 2017; and the lecture performance Mata-me de Prazer (Kill me by Pleasure), 2016.
Carolina is currently developing the project CADELA FORÇA (Bitch Strength). Taking the form of a tryptic, the work composes a Dantesque Infernal circle based on rape accounts and feminicide originating in the 90’s, tackling the cis male solidarity and the difficulty of documenting these crimes in a system of language that perpetuates violence against women. The first piece, The Bride and the Goodnight Cinderella, will premiere in Europe in 2023. During her residency at Beursschouwburg, Carolina will start writing the second chapter, titled The Rape Scene.
As part of her residency, Carolina invites the audience to an intimate residency sharing as part of In Harm’s Way, a conversation about sexual violence, self-defense and artistic strategies.
In Brazilian Portuguese and English
Content warning: this conversation contains references to rape and violence.