“Brazil” at the Secret Cinema

June 29, 2013

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Lançado em 2007, o Secret Cinema apresenta eventos de cinema no Reino Unido, vendendo ingressos para pessoas sem que elas saibam a que filme irão assistir. Os eventos incluem teatro, música ao vivo e comida, reproduzindo os cenários dos filmes a serem mostrados.

O evento mais recente do Secret Cinema – mostras do cult Brazil, filme de 1985 do diretor inglês Terry Gilliam – ocupou treze andares de um prédio em Londres entre os meses de maio e junho, marcando a vigésima produção da companhia.

Antes do evento, a audiência pode se conectar online através de uma rede social especialmente criada, cujo acesso era garantido pelo recebimento de um código de identidade. Aproximadamente 2,500 membros da audiência se encontraram no leste de Londres nas semanas anteriores para participar de uma dança sincronizada em massa.

Mais de 25,000 pessoas participaram do evento durante suas cinco semanas de duração, ao lado de centenas de atores, artistas e dançarinos. A música ficou a cargo de Imogen Heap, Atoms for Peace e The Knife, entre outros, com shows ao vivo da The Basement Orchestra e London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists e coreografias de Wayne McGregor.

Durante o evento, mebros da audiência ajudaram a fazer os comerciais e curtas que mais tarde foram exibidos nas salas do prédio. Gilliam disse que o evento foi um “projeto extraordinário e espetacular”. Para quem não pode participar, assista abaixo a um vídeo da versão do Secret Cinema para Brazil.

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Launched in 2007, Secret Cinema is an organisation that stage cinema events around London and the UK, selling tickets to audiences without them knowing what film they’re about to see. Events incorporate theatre, live music and food with the aim of recreating the setting of the film to be screened.

Secret Cinema’s most recent event, elaborate screenings of Terry Gilliam’s1985 filmBrazil,was staged across a 13-floor office block in West Croydon in London from May to June. It marked Secret Cinema’s 20th production.

Before the event, audiences connected online through a specially-built social network where they were given an “employment identity”. Around 2,500 audience members gathered at Canary Wharf in the weeks before to take part in a mass synchronised dance.

More than 25,000 audience members attended over the five-week period alongside hundreds of actors, artists and dancers. Music was contributed by Imogen Heap, Atoms for Peace and The Knife among others. Live concerts were held by The Basement Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, with choreography by Wayne McGregor.

During the event, audience members helped make commercials and short films that were later broadcast throughout the building. Gilliam said the event was “a wondrously mad and spectacular undertaking.” For those of you unable to make it to the Secret Cinema version of Brazil, here is a video:

The film is named after the recurrent theme song “Aquarela do Brasil”, composed by Ary Barroso in 1939 and performed by Geoff Muldaur.

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