ANTI STATUS QUO COMPANHIA DE DANÇA is an independent artistic experimentation laboratory of dance.
Recognized as one of the main and most active contemporary dance groups in the Center-West of Brazil, the Company was created in 1988 in Brasília-DF by the choreographer Luciana Lara, who today shares the direction with the Brazilian producer, cenotechnician, set designer and graphic designer Marconi Valadares.
The name came from the latin expression « status quo » and means a person’s condition or situation, or circumstance at any given time, a condition. The use of the « anti » at the front of the expression assigns a meaning of opposition to the current situation, against established standards. The Company’s work stands out for experimentalism, the construction of critical and political dramaturgies, dialogue with the visual arts, philosophy and dance language research. Also known as A.S.Q. Dance Company, the abbreviation with the initials of its name remembers the addresses of Brasília/ Brasil, the group’s home city.
Ten choreographic works have been created. Highlights: De Carne e Concreto – Uma Instalação Coreográfica (2014), Cidade em Plano (2006), Aletheia (2003), Dalí (2000) and Antistatusquo Dança (1994). The group has been investigating new dance supports such as urban intervention with the project Jamais seremos os mesmos, with creations such as Sacolas na cabeça (2014) and Camaleões (2011), photoperformances, books and the internet (interactive sites). The Company also develops projects in the area of professional dance training, art education and audience transformation.
Participation in several festivals: Festival Panorama, Festival Internacional Vivadança, Cena Contemporânea – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Brasília, Movimento Internacional de Dança – MID, Mostra de Dança XYZ, Festival Internacional da Nova Dança, Bienal SESC de Dança, Festival Expande Dança, Marco Zero – Festival Internacional de Dança em Paisagens Urbanas, Modos de Existir, Festival Brasileiro de Teatro, FITAZ – Festival Internacional de Teatro de La Paz.
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