Dance Performance
Premiere 8th of November 2012, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
Direction & Choreography: Ricardo de Paula
Performers: Laura Alonso, Caroline Alves, Martina Garbelli, Ricardo de Paula, Zé de Paiva, Natalie Riedelsheimer
Light Design: Irene Selka
Stage & Costumes: Grupo Oito
Assistance Choreography: Zula Lemes
Assistance: Samantha Franchini
Production: Monica Ferrari



What happens to people who are no longer useful today’s society? The dance collective Grupo Oito makes the phenomenon of global waste piles subject to their performance. In a collage of theater, dance and film, the group also sheds light on how to deal with people who are “disposed” of the society. The starting point is the story of Estamira who lived over 20 years in the garbage city Jadim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, in the daily eight tons of waste were deposited. Officially declares as mentally ill, Estamira formulated unusual but from today’s perspective amazingly pertinent answers to the big questions of our time. Grupo Oito takes Estamiras philosophy seriously and apply their perspective on our environments, to show that today’s world needs in some places fundamental new vision and practice.



March 2016 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin