Alicinações [Alicenations]

Alicinações [Alicenations]

Alicinações [Alicenations] (1991)
Theater play inspired by texts by James Joyce and Lewis Carroll.

Performed by Grupo Officina Multimedia – Belo Horizonte

Directed by Ione de Medeiros

Original soundtrack by Antonio Celso Ribeiro

“Alicinações” is a multimedia play involving dance, theater, electro acoustical music and light projections. The title is a pun with the words “Alice” (from Lewis Carroll “Alice in the Wonderland) and ‘hallucinations’ (from James Joyce “Ulisses). The play’s plot is a big marathon where the game in all its aspects is the main theme. Like “Alice through the looking glass”, the dramatic action takes place in an imaginary chessboard where the actors-dancers create and change the game according to their own rules, vying for power, anything goes.

In “Alicinações” music and text form a complex of quotes from James Joyce, Lewis Carroll, Dalton Trevisan, Ronnie D. Laing and Dante Alighieri, along with noises, hiss, operas and pop song excerpts, “cheap” radio advertisements, all recorded in reel tapes with low fidelity quality as aesthetical purpose of the play.

Knots (by Ronnie D. Laing)

They are playing a game. They are playing at not
playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I
shall break the rules and they will punish me.
I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.