When Gene Kelly Smiles
film performance
creation and performance ROBERTA MARQUES & RONALD BURCHI

Produced by Dansatelliers Rotterdam. 

Transatlantic Film Installation  
Developed at Das Theatre (formal Das Arts)

Film-installation, in which two film were exhibited simultaneously in Amsterdam and Fortaleza.

In both countries the projection screens were placed at similar waterfront locations. The screens were like windows facing each other, looking to each other, but not seeing each other, with the ocean separating them.

The paradox of immigration emerges when these windows reveal a bond that has never being completely broken: living with the desire and the conflict of wanting to go back.

After the screening both audiences had the chance to communicate via video-streaming and translators in both countries. It was a dialogue in real time about dreams, immigration and cultural traditions.