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About IMPULSO Coletivo

 
IMPULSO Coletivo was created in 2007 by Jorge Peloso and Marília Amorim, students graduated in Performing Arts at UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista, with the objective of searching practices that empower the actors’ creative, vocal and corporeal skills, and of generating a distinct expressiveness from the everyday one. There are also other members in the group: Alícia Peres (photographer), Affonso Lobo and Carol Greco (actors).
 
In its first project, Unquietness – your other memories, the group was selected to a program called Work in progress – project of an artist residency in Casa das Caldeiras, an independent organization in São Paulo, developing the process of its first play – Cidade Submersa (Submerged City), 2009 – 2010. Since that, the play has circulated in different cultural institutions of São Paulo and its metropolitan region, participating of festivals, events and seasons. In 2013, the group will participate from the KNOTS Festival – International Exchange Meeting of Theater Groups, as the unique Brazilian group in the event.
 
Nowadays, the collective is developing a new creative process of a play, freely-based in the fable The new clothes of the Emperor, by Hans Christian Andersen, where the group wants to debate the consumption relationships and the mythicized imagery in the contemporary society.
 
 

Submerged City (Cidade Submersa)

Synopsis

Eliseu and Virgílio, elder characters and childhood friends, have just met again after a long time. Eliseu suffers from Alzheimer and his friend’s visit helps him to remember about the place where they grew up, that has been undergoing major transformations.  To rediscover this place, stored in memory, they go around the city facing its contradictions and changes. Testimonials from Vila Itororó’s residents and symbolic scenes interlace Eliseu and Virgílio’s journey, reflecting metropolitan problems, like the accelerating pace, land speculation, lack of housing and privatization of public patrimony.
 

About the play

 

The play proposes a reflection about historic patrimony, comprehending it not only as architecture and written documents, but also oral, symbolic, cultural and other nonmaterial memories. The property speculations, the emptying of public spaces and the unbridled looking-for progress are some of the factors of the metropolis’ development that intensifies the habitants’ alienation from the city’s historic course and its identity referential.
 
We believe in memory as part of our everyday, which can be shared in our familiarity, but not in a distant and monumentalized way. They are present in the play testimonies gathered in Vila Itororó (Itororó Village), a historic village from the 20s, situated near downtown São Paulo, example of a place that has been suffering abandonment’s process and gentrification from the public and private power.

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