Dublin Dance Festival in association with the Abbey Theatre presents


20 - 21 May 2022

Written and Directed by Lia Rodrigues

Booking Information

Dates: 20 – 21 May 2022

Times: 7.30pm

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

Tickets: €13 – €40

Please note that this piece contains partial nudity 

'the beauty and enchantment of the natural world...'

Written and directed by Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues for the Dublin Dance Festival 2022, Encantado  will run at the Abbey Theatre from 20-21 May 2022.

Encantado is Rodrigues’ latest work and reconnects us with the beauty and enchantment of the natural world, while also inviting us to rediscover the power of the collective.

There will be post-show Q+A with artist Lia Rodrigues on 21 May at 8:30 pm. This will be hosted by Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan on the Abbey Stage. 


Co-produced by Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse – Paris, Le CENTQUATRE – Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Bordeaux Métropole, Le TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain, La Coursive, Scène nationale La Rochelle, L’Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive – Tulle, Théâtre d’Angoulême Scène Nationale, Le Moulin du Roc, Scène nationale à Niort, La Scène Nationale d’Aubusson, l’OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Le Kunstenfestivaldesarts – Bruxelles, Theaterfestival – Basel, HAU Hebbel am Ufer – Berlin, Festival Oriente Occidente – Roveretto, Theater Freiburg, Julidans – Amsterdam, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD – dias de dança and Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Association Lia Rodrigues-France with the support of Redes da Maré and Centro de Artes da Maré and the partners of the FONDOC (Occitanie). The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is the patron of Portrait Lia Rodrigues at the Festival d’Automne à Paris. With the support of the International Relief Fund for Cultural and Educational Organizations 2021 of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and other partners. Lia Rodrigues is an associate artist of Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse and Le CENTQUATRE, France.


Music Excerpts of songs of the GUARANI MBYA PEOPLE / Village of Kalipety do T.I. indigenous territory / Tenondé Porã, sung and played during the indigenous demonstration in Brasilia in August 2021 for the recognition of their ancestral lands in danger.


“Beautiful, inspired, significant, Encantado is the perfect example of Lia Rodrigues’ talent to remind us of the pure beauty of natural connections, against artificiality.”
Springback Magazine

“Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues enchants and intrigues with 'Encantado''
France 24






  • Creation: Lia Rodrigues
  • Performer: Leonardo Nunes
  • Performer: Carolina Repetto
  • Performer: Valentina Fittipaldi
  • Performer: Andrey da Silva
  • Performer: Larissa Lima
  • Performer: Ricardo Xavier
  • Performer: Joana Lima
  • Performer: David Abreu
  • Performer: Matheus Macena
  • Performer: Tiago Oliveira
  • Performer: Raquel Alexandre
  • Choreographic Assistant : Amalia Lima
  • Dramaturgy : Silvia Soter
  • Artistic Collaboration and Images : Sammi Landweer
  • Light Design : Nicolas Boudier
  • Stage Management : Magali Foubert
  • Stage Management : Baptistine Méral
  • Mixing : Alexandre Seabra
  • International Booking : Colette de Turville
  • Production Coordination : Astrid Toledo
  • Administration : Jacques Segueilla
  • International Booking : Colette de Turville
  • Production Coordination : Astrid Toledo
  • Administration : Jacques Segueilla
  • Production Brazil : Gabi Gonçalves/ Corpo Rastreado
  • Production Project Goethe-Institut : Claudia Oliveira
  • Secretary : Gloria Laureano
  • Teacher: Amalia Lima
  • Teacher: Sylvia Barretto
  • Teacher: Valentina Fittipaldi
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