Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (Brazil)

Original Performance on July 2, 2002

2002 – Original title:  A River Runs Deep; São Paulo, Brazil)
Multidimensional dance, computer art, new music based on the mythology and power of the Amazon Rainforest – Spirits of the Rainforest. Created in São Paulo, Brazil during a three-week residency with Brazilian Professional dancers ( Wilson Aguiar, Marines Calori Andrea Fraga, Beth Bastos, Suia Ferluto). Tania Fraga, computer artist and scholar, created original computer art based on the Amazon mythology about the Rainforest. Original music was used with the permission of Magda Pucci, Brazilian composer. Hekuras was originally planned to be part of a Brazilian exhibition internationally that was cancelled. So, Hekuras was never completed but was performed at Universidad Anhembi Morumbi in 2002 as a work in progress. This video includes two aspects:

(1)rehearsal that shows the dance with the computer art;

(2) rehearsal without the computer art.

In 2020, Rainforest Awakens, a real-time interactive performance by Maida Withers and Tania Fraga, was built around 8 of the VIRTUAL worlds from Fraga’s Hekuras installation.

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Artists and Collaborators
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