Ricardo de Paula

ORI CLEANSE is a political statement, an act of self-empowerment and a cleansing process. Six dancers with a wide variety of backgrounds demonstrate an overwhelming belief in the power of their bodies, their community and their solidarity. The source of their strength is nature, as well as a holistic awareness of themselves and every other life. And thus they bring hope for the beginning of a new era, a decolonialized future in which all human beings are free subjects.

ORI CLEANSE is the second part of the project MIMIMI Space, which examines a variety of perspectives on Black bodies.

Playing times
We 26.05 19:00 - 19:50

50 minutes

Digital Event
What: Video work


Dancers: Ruben Nsue, NSHK, Kalil Joigny, Exocé Kasongo, Cintia Rangel, Thiago Ferreira Samambaia
Artistic direction: Ricardo de Paula
Assistant direction: Natalie Riedelsheimer
Dramaturgy: Katja von der Ropp
Stage: Zé de Paiva / Graphics & web design: Miro Wallner
Lighting design: Raquel Rosildete
Musik: Biano Lima
Costume: Andreina Vieira dos Santos
Video: Zé de Paiva & Kathleen Kunath
Production management: MIFRUSH Production Micaela Trigo/Urszula Heuwinkel
Communications: Kerstin Böttcher


Funded by: Haupstadtkulturfonds. Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. In cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary und Grupo Oito.


Ricardo de Paula

Ricardo de Paula is a Brazilian freelance dance performer and choreographer. 

He was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He began his dance studies in 1987 at ‘Harmonia Studio de Dança’. Since 1989 he has danced as a professional, being hired by several dance companies. 

Recently, the artist has been researching physicality body and developing works of contact improvisation and capoeira.