Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

In 2010, when they founded Improvável Produções - in Rio de Janeiro - Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo committed themselves to a shared-authorship project, a form of artistic direction based on the open concept of different inventive positions intertwining in a process that gathers together lines that deviate from one another: dissent and internal differences seen as constructive critical force rather than contradictory, self-exclusive polarities. 

Improvável Produções is responsible for creating and producing, among other projects, the performance “Monstrous Nature”, sponsored by the Rio de Janeiro City Department of Culture project Fostering Dance 2011; the urban intervention “Sandwalk with me”, developed between London and Rio de Janeiro with the support of the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Culture and the co-production of the Festival Panorama); and the project “Move over a little ”, co-produced with the Fundo Iberescena.

Trained at the Angel Vianna Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, Levi has been a resident artist at the Les Recollets Art Center in France; at the Casa Encendida and the Espaço Cultural Azala, both in Spain; at the ON.OFF Urban Creativity Laboratory held in Guimarães, Portugal (the European Cultural Capital, 2012); guest artist in the Rio Occupation London program at the London Cultural Olympiad promoted by SEC RJ; and recipient of the Batiscafo scholarship (Cuba). Her projects have been presented in various festivals and art centers in Brazil, Europe, and Latin America.  Levi has worked in collaboration with Lia Rodrigues, Vera Mantero, Gustavo Ciríaco, Dani Lima, Cristina Moura, and Guillermo Gomez-Peña, among others.

Lucía Russo studied Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires and contemporary dance at the European Dance Development Centre in Holland and the Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. Restless and always on the move, she circulates between artistic creation and the processes of transmitting, exchanging and managing cultural projects. She coordinated the project Dialogues: Interchanging processes of creation in contemporary dance (2006-2008) in Latin America, in partnership with the Red Sudamericana de Danza. Since 2010 she has developed the audience-focused project Future Spectators, articulating and creating bridges between theaters, artists and elementary and middle public schools in Rio de Janeiro. Russo has worked in collaboration with Diego Gil, Lucas Condró, Gustavo Ciríaco, Natalia Tencer and Ayara Hernández, among others.