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devour yourself


This piece was bred to degrade in 450 years on the Large Portion of Lixo do Pacífico, where the plastic engoliu or future. Rebotalho da humanitye, a woman was transformed into a digital proletariat after the crisis of representation. She eats herself in search of the prazer of the collective body that she lost earlier.


Devórate is a dance performance that, through the female body, questions the unrestrained consumption of plastic materials and technological development in the face of the fragile existence of the human being. With a self-referential and anthropophagous language, the project carried out an intense research through different artistic and technical residencies in choreographic and theater centers in Spain and Brazil, such as: Casa Hoffmann Centro de Estudos do Movimento (Curitiba), Centro de Danza Canal and Nigredo Espacio (Madrid), Eima Creació (Mallorca), Graner Center de Creació de Dansa i Arts Vives (Barcelona), Carme Teatre (Valencia) and Palácio de Festivais (Santander). The project received support from the Iberescena Program (Funarte) and the Curitiba Patronage Program, Brazil. It premiered in September 2019 in the city of Santander (ESP) and was presented in the cities of Madrid, Mallorca, Valencia (ESP), Curitiba and Recife (BR).


Direction, concept and performance: Mari Paula

Direction of movement: Rebeca García

Dramaturgical and movement collaboration: Janet Novás, Leonarda Glück, Reinaldo Ribeiro and Ricardo Nolasco

Light Design: Carlos Molina and Spacecircles

Coach on tour: Semy Monastier or Carlos Molina

Design of som: Jaime Peña

Graphic drawing: Torreón Arquitectura

Photos and video: Anjana Guerras

Executive production: Gabriel Machado

Artistic production: Giovana Lago e Águila Produções

Artistic residencies: Casa Hoffmann (Curitiba), Canal Dance Center and Nigredo Espacio (Madrid), Eima Creació (Mallorca) and Graner Center for the Creation of Dance and Live Arts (Barcelona)

Technical residencies: Carme Teatre (Valencia), Espiral Contemporánea and Palácio dos Festivais (Santander)

Support:Ebanx, Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Iberescena  2019 and Funarte - Brazil


  • May 01 to 16: Artistic Residency at Casa Hoffmann, Curitiba

  • June 10 to 21: Artistic Residency at the Canal e Nigredo Espacio Dance Center, Madrid

  • June 22: Performance at Club Montparnasse, Madrid

  • July 10-17:  Carme Teatre Technical Residence, Valencia

  • August 05 to 09: Artistic Residency at EiMa Creació, Mallorca

  • August 13: Performance at the Festival EiMa Festival, Mallorca

  • August 14 to 28: Artistic Residency in Graner, Barcelona

  • September 02 to 05: Technical residency at the Festival Palace, Santander

  • September 6: Performance at the Festival La Espiral Contemporánea | Palace of Festivals, Santander

  • September 12 and 13: Festival Cicle LGBT do Carme Teatre, Valencia

  • October 14: Celebrations Dinner Festival, Recife

  • October 25, 26 and 27: José Maria Santos Theater, Curitiba

  • October 28: Guido Viaro Cultural Center, Curitiba

  • October 30, 31, November 1, 2 and 3: Casa Hoffmann, Curitiba

Impressive work of Mari Paula with her own body as a fabric of experimentation, [...] to suffer by itself the digestion of the plastic monster and its expulsion from paradise due to deceptive technological development.


Pilar Jódar Hairstyle

(Membra and Research Award of the Academy of Performing Arts of Spain



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