UN-BEER SONATA

LIVE PERFORMANCE, 2007–2011

HUNGER FOLLIES

CHICKEN PIECE

Chapter I – Notes on Absence

 

In the first chapter of this project–a live book in progress–, I investigate the waiting and the expectation from an autobiographical perspective. Absence is the leitmotiv of the work, which is composed of small rites of passage that reveal physical and metaphorical deaths. Symbols of desire, eroticism, and rejection are embodied on the videos Closer and The Fourth Season, which are part of my live performance. The movement score stresses the waiting and the passage of time.

 

Although the core of its allusive narrative does not change, at each presentation, Walk East is edited and expanded, making it a continuous work-in-progress.

 

This work was initially influenced by Erotic Poems by Norma Kluster, a collection of short poems I had written between 2005 and 2007.

CREDITS

Conceived and performed by Cristiane Bouger

Direction Assistance by Sueli Rocha

Direction of Photography by Roger Regner and Korcea Farley

Editing by Marco Caruso

Original Soundtrack by Gustavo Bitencourt

 

2011 – Atelierul de Productie – Bucharest

Poster Design by Larissa Brandão

 

2011 – Teatro Cleon Jacques – Curitiba

Sound Design for the Scene by Stephen Fontaine

Band: Gabriel Vasques (guitar), Vinicius Inocente (bass), and André Vasques (drums)

Poster Design by Larissa Brandão

 

Photography Documentation by Gerci Rocha (New York), Stéphany Mattanó (Curitiba, 2007), and Alessandra Haro (Curitiba, 2011).

 

Co-Production in Brazil: Couve-Flor Mini-Comunidade Artística Mundial and ACT – Ateliê de Criação Teatral (2007), and Mostra de Repertório Couve-Flor (2011).

PERFORMANCES

CURITIBA, BRAZIL

2011 Teatro Cleon Jacques, as part of Mostra de Repertório Couve-Flor, in Curitiba on August 11, 2011.

2007 ACT – Ateliê de Criação Teatral, in Curitiba. October 6–8, 2007.

 

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

2011 Atelierul de Productie, as part of Towards the Gaze and the Meaning – Works by Cristiane Bouger, presented by Centrul Național al Dansului București – CNDB. May 2011. Curated by Vava Stefanescu.

 

NEW YORK CITY, USA

2007 Dixon Place, as part of the program Page to Stage, curated by Leslie Strongwater.

FUNDS

The presentation of Walk East – Erotic Poems by Norma Kluster during Mostra de Repertório Couve-Flor at Cleon Jacques Theater, in Curitiba, on August 11th, 2011, was funded by Petrobrás Cultural Program (Programa Petrobrás Cultural de manutenção de grupos e companhias de teatro, dança e circo).

 

The presentation of Walk East – Erotic Poems by Norma Kluster, as part of Towards the Gaze and the Meaning – Works by Cristiane Bouger, was funded by the Romanian Cultural Institute New York, and the Centrul Național al Dansului București – CNDB.