But we never permitted the birth of logic among us.
— Oswald de Andrade, Manifesto Antropófago
In 1928 the Brazilian artist and theorist Oswald de Andrade wrote his famous Manifesto Antropófago. This manifesto advocates to not reject the culture of those that colonised Brazil, but rather to eat this culture, digest it and shit it out in a di erent version. Europe has always been colonizing. Yet, Vandevelde asks: what could we, as citizens, consider invasive in the western public space?
Through different performances Michiel Vandevelde has been cannibalizing dance materials from popular videoclips. He places this vocabulary in juxtaposition with appropriated texts. In the solo Andrade only the cannibalized dance remains. The vocabulary is explored in its abstraction. The duet will be a synthesis of the dance materials and the different music used in previous performances. A total remix in order to arrive at an illogic, bizarre, unnameable dance belonging to a culture yet to be discovered.