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Paradox Parade is a new version of some of the scenic materials and visual proposals from the first version of Daurrodó, re-created for the Taller Chullima space as part of the Havana Biennial (April 14 1 16)   with actors and dancers from the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba collective, directed by Joan Baixas and his team.

A parade of paradoxes, incompatibilities, antilogies, contradictions, absurdities and contradictions that refer to Daurrodó, the artists propose a dialogue between the industrial past del Taller_cc781905-5cbb-3194 -136bad5cf58d_Chullima with the improvisational capacity of a group of young actors and local artists with proposals objectuals_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b58d visual paradoxes around these everyday things so obvious and close that they are opaque: money, flags, communication, personal identity, social order.
Paradox-parade (Daurrodó II) unfolds in small simultaneous actions.

The public, through moving alloys with the objects and the actors, enters a sensory and cognitive experience of contemporary reality and its consensuses and controversies. (LN)

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How Paradox Parade came to Havana

I knocked on the door of Cildo Meireles and I told him I was coming to steal and he opened the door and said , welcome". It was the year two thousand twelve and I wanted to obtain his complicity in a stage project with which I intended to make a strong turn in my work. He was worried about tragic issues in the world, the rise of terrorism, the tripe of capitalism after the economic crisis and the growth of the politics of fear. At the same time, I was also surprised to witness the improvement of some topics that seemed biblical, such as the increasing access of millions of people to education, healthcare, democracy. The world seemed to me, and it seems to me, like a great paradox. It seems that the better some things go, the worse others go, will it be thermodynamics or will it be the biblical curse, I don't know.
To delve into the recognition of paradoxes, no one like Meireles. 
In his work, his wise look, his refined elegance and simplicity, his joyful creativity, help us walk through this complex world of globalization built on the basis of paradoxes and contradictions. Learning to live with these paradoxes and contradictions, preserving at the same time a critical look without resignation and without lowering the guard, is part of the legacy that this Brazilian generously spreads around the world. With Meireles the world and people calm down and understand each other a little. Timeless art, poetry.

With his acceptance, the theft turned into cannibalism, reading everything that had been written about his work (especially important because of the text of his colleague 136bad5cf58d_Morais) and making pilgrimages to his works in Paris, London, Milan, Helsinki, Sant Giminiano, Barcelona and Madrid. He would attend to my delusions with kindness, answering my questions accurately and, above all, telling stories. All the works of Cildo are accompanied by stories, reflections, experiences, he is a great story teller.

Then, already in the making of the project, I regurgitate all that material in the rehearsal space and offered it to the actors. I was just acting as a bridge, the show was created giving life to those objects, materials, mysteries and paradoxes that Cildo proposed and that the actors assumed.

Now, in Havana, at the Biennale'19 and at the workshop Chullima, another group of actors gives new life to these paradoxes, welcome brothers!

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