Directed by Igor Correa, Carlos Laerte
In the discomfort and misunderstanding of one’s individuality, it is necessary to perceive oneself as lost in order to be found. The directors Carlos Laerte and Igor Corrêa question the existence, self-love and the process of liberation of someone who lives in trouble with himself and does not heal. The dancer actor Romec plays this character who transits between the exempt and the cognitive space, inspired by the sound of a classical viola played by the interpreter musician Willow Kohlrausch who also signs the film’s score.
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Director, screenwriter, actor and dancer, founded
VERUS Films in Rio de Janeiro Brazil after 20 years living in NYC where he shot his first short film: “Daily Dose”, selected for over 15 festivals around the globe.
Recent credits in Brazil include: “Vidas Secas” (in distribution) a contemporary dance film with CENARTE Dimensões, the short film “ir-se” with choreographer Carlos Laerte, shown at the Dança em Trânsito Festival at CCBB RJ on Nov 12, 2021, the documentary-dance series “Dança em Mim” (2021) in partnership with Dellarte Soluções Artísticas, virtual galas for the Ballet of the Municipal Theater of RJ in (2020 and 2021), “Cheio” (2020) dance video selected for Dança em Foco, Film Fest by Rogue Dance and Fresta 2020, “Daily Dose” (2019) short film with 13 official selections in festivals abroad, “OV(O)O” (2019) theater/dance installation ArtRio 2019. He was part of the cast of the musical “Homo Tapiens” (2020) with the Orquestra Brasileira de Sapateado by Stella Antunes and Tim Rescala, with a season at the Clara Nunes theater in RJ. Overseas Actor Credits: Gail Miller’s “Elysium” – Chernuchin Theater NYC & Dublin Gay Theater Festival IR, “A Chorus Line” Laurie Castaldo – New Rochelle, Rafael Quiles’ “Penumbra” – The Underground Theater NYC. And tap dancing with Cia Ritimico by Cintia Chameki and VATÁ by Valéria Pinheiro in NY on stages: Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Town Hall, The Duke Theater, Beacon Theatre, La MaMa Etc, Symphony Space and Jacobs Pillows – MA.
Choreographer, dancer and filmmaker from RJ Brazil, CEO of the dance company Laso. Most recent works for film include: Cabeção de Nego, Poética do Vazio and Linhagens.
Last stage creation was “No Risco do Asfalto” (2021) that toured around Brazil including: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Florianópolis.
Laerte has taught dance workshops worldwide including at: Nacional de La Danse de Paris, O Lugar a Dança de Portugal, Festival MOVE in Berlim, and as a judge and teacher at the festival internacional de Joinville, SC Brazil. Some of the companies that he has been commissioned to choreograph include: Teatro Guaíra (Bahia, BR), Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, (BR), and Curitiba Cia de Dança (BR).
The directors Carlos Laerte and Igor Corrêa question the existence, self-love and the process of liberation of someone who lives in trouble with himself and does not heal. The dancer actor Romec plays this character who transits between the exempt and the cognitive space, inspired by the sound of a classical guitar played by the interpreter musician Willow Kohlrausch who also signs the film’s score.