A Bela e a Fera Salon: An Evening of 3 Clarice Lispector Short Stories in Dance. As with many Heidi Duckler Dance performances, each story unfolds in a different space, with the audience moving about. (Comfortable shoes are a must.) Set in an arched hallway, Such Gentleness finds dancer Raymond Ejiofor on an illuminated Plexiglas and steel light table. The title work, A Bela e a Fera, which translates to Beauty and the Beast, takes the audience to the rooftop with dancer Tess Hewlett. Back indoors, a short film captures the collaboration with Duckler and fabric artist Mimi Haddon inspired by Lispector's The Sound of Footsteps before the evening concludes with drinks, supper and a preview of Duckler's next Lispector-inspired endeavor, The Chandelier. Original music is by M83's Joe Berry, with narration by Paula Rebelo.
While visiting Brazil and Chile, choreographer Heidi Duckler discovered Brazilian Clarice Lispector's short stories, three of which inspired the choreographer's latest site-specific event,