Every year it is always with the greatest emotion that I join the preparations for the Precious Lives Parede of Heliópolis, part of the art-education project Engage Earth, created from the Opera of Stones, a work that I developed in 2010.
And I never cease to be delighted by the efforts of community leaders and teachers, the enthusiasm of children and the joining of great artists. This joy makes me think about how this performance expresses important life moments for the collective human experience.
This year, the São Paulo Dance Company, with its 32 dancers, will join the Precious Lives Parede 2017. I will be responsible for the general direction, the musical direction by Badi Assad and the Forward the Collective with the support of UNAS of Heliopolis, in addition to the participation of the São Paulo Dance Company, directed by Inês Bogéa and choreographed by Mônica Monteiro.
This year’s procession will fill the streets of Heliópolis with children, young people, lots of music, singing and dancing, to dramatize with the party the connection of humans with Nature. The children’s participation this year includes, in addition to the traditional procession, a closing performance with the presentation of a choir and dance.
The original compositions for the Precious Lives Parede are by Clarice Assad, Badi Assad, Carlinhos Antunes and André Mehmari, made for the Opera of Stones and the parede ends with the hip hop of the Avante o Coletivo, at CEU Professor Arlete Persoli.
Eleven original choreographies were developed by Monica Monteiro for the São Paulo Dance Company (SPCD) which she passed onto to the youth of the community of Heliópolis under the direction of Inês Bogéa.
There were months of rehearsals with the children who will participate in the show along with the company’s 32 ballerinas. In addition to the dance, this year’s performance also includes a choir, directed by the Avante o Coletivo, which will release a new album with the participation of the children, called Vidas Preciosas em Heliópolis (Precious Lives in Heliópolis).
And the children’s costumes, friends!!! How beautiful they turned out!
Check out the photos!
And if you are inspired to live a completely different experience, come and join us:
Route of the Precious Lives Parede 2017
The procession takes place on November 24. It’s departure from CCA Heliópolis, on Coronel Silva Castro Street, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The closing performance, about one hour long, is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm at CEU Proffesor Arlete Persoli.
Precious Lives Parede 2017
Conception and Direction
São Paulo Dance Company
Direction Inês Bogéa
The Avante Collective
Itinerary / Facilities Coordination
Bruno Augusto dos Santos Ruiz – U-China
Joab Ávila Sampaio – Jota-Be
Vinicius Nespolo Rabello (Xuvisco)
Avante o Coletivo
Choir of the Precious Lives
Heirs of Hip Hop
Marcus Vinicius Furtado
Stella Quartim Franca
UNAS – União de Núcleos, Association of Residents of Heliópolis and the Region
Album VIDAS PRECIOSAS in Heliópolis
Forward Avante o Coletivo & Denise Milan
Bruno U-China & Xuvisco
Mixing and Mastering
Estrondo Studio by Xuvisco
São Paulo Dance Company
SAO PAULO STATE GOVERNMENT
GOVERNOR GERALDO ALCKMIN
SECRETARY OF STATE OF CULTURE
SECRETARY JOSÉ LUIZ PENNA
COORDINATOR OF THE CIRCULATION UNIT, LIBRARIES AND LITERATURE
Chairman of the Board of Directors – Rodolfo Marino Vilella
Vice President – Ricardo Alves de Lima
Chairman of the Audit Committee: Durval Borges Morais
Luca Baldovino | José Galba de Aquino
Rehersal Instructors | Daphne Dias Checker and Milton Coatti
Instructor | Lars Van Cauwnbergh
Dancers | Ammanda Rosa, Ana Paula Camargo, Ana Roberta Teixeira, André Grippi, Beatriz Hack, Bruna Poliana Souza Pereira, Bruno Veloso, Carla Afonso Zarzur, Carolina Paes de Barros, Daniel Reca, Diego de Paula, Gabriel Fernandes, Geivison Moreira, Giovanna Mozart de Souza Silva, Hiago Castro, Isis E Silva Soares, Joca Antunes, Larissa Lins, Letícia Martins, Luan Oliveira, Luciana Davi, Luiza Yuk, Mariana Cortez Carossa, Matheus Queiroz, Michelle Molina, Morgana Cappellari, Mozart Mizuyama, Natalia Queiros de Medeiros, Nielson Souza, Otávio Portela, Paula Alves, Patrich Lorenzetti, Renata Alencar, Thamiris Prata, Vinícius Vieira, Yoshi Suzuki
Pianist | Rosemary Sandri Pavanelli
Rehearsal Assistant | Beatriz Hack
Administrative Assistant | Ana Carolina Florêncio Nogueira
Coordinator | Antonio Magnoler
Technical Coordinator | Luiz Antônio Dias
Producer | André Souza
Sound mixer Rodolfo Paes Dias
Lighting | Nicolas Marchi
Stage Assistant | Espedito Peixoto dos Santos
Housekeeping | Elizabeth Roque
EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
Communication Assistant | Celina Cardoso
Educational Assistant: Patrícia Farhat
Assistant of Education and Communication: Sandra Maria Laudani
Graphic Design | Rafael Alves Silva Ortiz Rojas
Coordinator | Charles Lima
Intern | Gustavo Bernardes
Coordinator | Marcio Tanno
First assistant director Melinda Grienda Sliominas | Morgana Wagner de Lima
Business Analyst | Ana Sarah de Lima
Administrative and Financial Assistants | Carlos Soares | Jeferson de Souza Dias
Administrative Assistant | Ivani Melo
Accounting Assistant | Diego Mendes Martins
IT Assistant | Jonathan dos Santos Correa
Archivist | Danilo Alves Garcia
General Service Support | Neide dos Santos Nery
Apprentice | Isac Santos de Anchieta