2008 | she and something else – study for a banal solo

Wandering about the daily poetics, the ordinary actions that constitute the everyday life, and, however and for that very reason, pass unnoticed. Study created for the 2008 SESC Dance Solos/Rio de Janeiro, in collaboration with Micheline Torres.

concept and direction: Dani Lima and Micheline Torres
collaboration: Alex Cassal and Denise Stutz
soundtrack: Lucas Marcier
lighting design: Paulo Cesar Medeiros
photos: Bruno Veiga, Alex Cassal
creation and performance: Dani Lima

“With Ela e mais alguma coisa (She and Something Else) Dani Lima and Micheline Torres investigate the most usual feminine gesture, the one that pervades every day but is never revealed. The quality of what is presented, still in the shape of a full process of choreographic elaboration, is the spare tenderness of those who experience this gesture not as a product, but as something that exists in its own usual, almost trivial dimension, so commonplace it almost goes unnoticed.”
Roberto Pereira | Jornal do Brasil

“With  Ela e mais alguma coisa, Dani Lima, in partnership with Micheline Torres, seeks to create an environment in which dance loses any extraordinary qualities. The list of events that make up a day, almost all of them unimportant, serves as a backdrop to deal with dance as one of those events (…) Dani Lima’s presence oscillates between a state of near regular stillness and states in which she allows herself to be invaded by dance and she shows that, in her body, dance points to other designs.”
Silvia Soter | O Globo

“The intimacy of the body, flip-flops, pants, shirt, staring at the audience, about to say something, dancing or being still. The body almost moving. The body thinking about what to do. (…) We talk about contemporary dances that are so called because they think about the body as means to rethink its own dance, one that is not made only of stored, reproduced or composed steps, either in a new or an old configuration, but one made of a body that contains memory, histories full of stories and, therefore, images that expose the substance of the body.”
Nirvana Marinho | Polêmica Imagem