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Ueinzz Crossings

Ueinzz Crossings

An open collaborative workshop space in which games, warm-up sessions, exercises and scenes are potentially the same thing, through which to project your own concerns onto the stage.

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What we wrote about it at the time: Overflowing the walls of the psychiatric institution where they were founded (in São Paulo, in 1996) the Ueinzz Theatre Company meet on a weekly basis, in what you could call a schizoscenic project – an ongoing theatrical rehearsal as a way of caring. We think of it as a kind of sociality: not a fixed place or a community, but a set of ever-changing relationships between users of mental health services, therapists, actors, so-called psychotic patients, carers, philosophers, and people whose life hangs by a thread. Informed by radical ideas of care they practice this sociality, trying it out, reinventing it – the flows and worldviews produced in supposed ‘illnesses’ amplified into a theatre capable of reversing power over life into the potential of life. They reveal the disturbing ‘normality’ that surrounds us every day.

Members of Ueinzz joining us in Glasgow this April are: Arthur Amador, Alexandre Bernardes, Carla Bottiglieri, Leonardo Lui Cavalcanti, Onés Cervelin, Luis Guilherme Cunha, Petronio Fantasea, Adelia Faustino, Pedro França, Paula Francisquetti, Ana Goldenstein, Eduardo Lettiere, Valéria Manzalli, Laiza Menegassi, Jayme Menezes, Simone Mina, Amélia Monteiro and Peter Pál Pelbart. Also joining the company for their time in Glasgow will be Cristina Ribas.

The Ueinzz Theatre Group were interviewed in The List in advance of the Episode by Gareth K Vile.

Links
Inhuman Polyphony in the Theatre of Madness article in Afterall Journal Mini documentary about Ueinzz (in Portuguese) PDF Overview of Finnegans Ueinzz Project

Documentation

10 images
A group gather facing each other in the middle of a bright room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

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A stripey socked foot sticks up in the air with red wool attached to it

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Particpants hold up a big mass of red wool above their heads

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A member of Ueinzz gestures with his hands

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A close up of two Participants touching raised hands lightly

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A member of Ueinzz dances with an arm raised

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A Ueinzz particpant looks up at their raised arms and hands

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A group of participants gather in a group hug

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A huge pile of red wool

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A group gather facing each other in the middle of a bright room

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

arika_ep7_IMG_4492
A stripey socked foot sticks up in the air with red wool attached to it

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Particpants hold up a big mass of red wool above their heads

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A member of Ueinzz gestures with his hands

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A close up of two Participants touching raised hands lightly

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A member of Ueinzz dances with an arm raised

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A Ueinzz particpant looks up at their raised arms and hands

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A group of participants gather in a group hug

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A huge pile of red wool

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward