Cadela Força Trilogy Chapter 1: The Bride & The Goodnight Cinderella

Carolina Bianchi & Cara de Cavalo / 5th New Europe International Festival: Louder!

Adults only Play duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Tickets: 60, 40 PLN

Upcoming dates

Adults only Play duration: 2 hours 30 minutes Tickets: 60, 40 PLN

Upcoming dates

We are in a space where the present collapses with the past, without early warning.  

Resurrecting a performance in an attempt to find clues to an enigma so difficult to name, of a memory so incomplete to touch. What is the void between slip and die? What does this sleeping body dream of? How to go through this fragmentation between memory and dream, between imagination and feasible reality? What is done with all this information? 

What happens when someone survives? 

The first chapter of the trilogy CADELA FORÇA, by the Brazilian director and author Carolina Bianchi, transits through layers of temporalities. A bunch of layers of corpses of women. Since she was disturbed by the news of the rape and death of an artist giving a performance related to the belief in human kindness, Bianchi began to weave a tapestry of stories that have in common narratives of rape followed by femicide. Together with her collective, Cara de Cavalo, she creates a journey into an abyss, a hole in the middle of the desert, a dive into a glass of a rape drink - a descent into hell. 


Carolina Bianchi is a Brazilian theatre maker, writer and performer, based in Amsterdam since 2020. In her work in theater, theory and practice are inseparable, and her choice to work with numerous casts and different aspects of chorality is recurring. Her works depart from a crisis perspective to launch confabulations about gender, sexual violence and art history.  It staging is a combination of different references from literature, cinema and painting, filled with musical mashups, and a constant confrontation with everything that seems to be an absolute truth. She is the director of the collective CARA DE CAVALO from São Paulo, with whom she created the plays: Trilogia Cadela Força (The Cadela Força Trilogy) –  2022/25; O Tremor Magnífico (The Magnificent Tremor) - 2020 and LOBO (Wolf).

In 2023 Bianchi premiered the first chapter of the trilogy CADELA FORÇA: ‘The Bride and The Goodnight Cinderella’ in the frame of the Festival d’Avignon and performed at Theater Der Welt Festival - Frankfurt; GREC - Barcelona; Kampnagel Sommerfestival - Hamburg; La Bâtie Festival - Geneve; KVS Bol - Brussels; Frascati - Amsterdam; HAU - Berlin; Take me Somewhere Festival - Glasgow; 2024: Maillon, Théâtre de  Strasbourg; Triennale de Milano; Festwochen - Vienna; Rising Festival - Melbourne; Théâtre VIDY - Lausanne.


  • Conception, text, dramaturgy and direction: Carolina Bianchi

  • Translation of texts into English and revision: Larissa Ballarotti, Luisa Dalgalarrondo, Joana Ferraz, Marina Matheus
  • Polish translation (subtitles):
  • Dramaturgist and partnership in continuous research process: Carolina Mendonça
  • Cast: Blackyva, Carolina Bianchi, Chico Lima, Fernanda Libman, Joana Ferraz, José Artur, Larissa Ballarotti, Marina Matheus and Rafael Limongelli
  • Technical direction, Sound design and Original music: Miguel Caldas
  • Set design, Art and Graphic design: Luisa Callegari
  • Light design: Jo Rios
  • Videos and Screenings: Montserrat Fonseca Llach
  • Karaoke video: Thany Sanches
  • Costumes: Tomás Decina, Luisa Callegari, Carolina Bianchi
  • Art Assistant and General artistic collaboration: Tomás Decina
  • Collaboration in body and voice training: Pat Fudyda, Yantó
  • Dialogue on theory and dramaturgy: Silvia Bottiroli
  • Photos: Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Production assistant and Stage manager: AnaCris Medina
  • Production direction, Tour manager and Communication: Carla Estefan
  • International management and Diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil)

*Intertextualities: The text of this show also counts on the crossing of some authors. We highlight the collaboration of the actress Blackyva in her text in the second part of the show, Nathalie Léger and her book "The White Dress", writings by Saidiya Hartman, the work of the anthropologist Rita Laura Segato, the bibliography of Roberto Bolaño and conversations with the artist Renan Marcondes.


Production: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil), Carolina Bianchi y Cara de Cavalo

In Coproduction with: Festival d’Avignon, KVS Brussels, Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène européenne, Frascati Amsterdam

Residency to finish the play and set construction: La FabricA du Festival d’Avignon

Residencies: Frascati Theater, DAS Theatre (Amsterdam), Festival Proximamente/KVS (Brussels), Festival 21 Voltz/Central Elétrica (Porto), Pride Festival (Belgrade), Greta Galpão (São Paulo) e Espaço Desterro (Rio de Janeiro)

With the Support of: Theater Der Welt, The Ammodo Foudation, DAS Theatre Master Program, 3 Package Deal of the AFK - Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst / Coalition: DAS Theatre, NDSM and Over ’t IJ Festival, Kaaitheater

International management and Diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil)

The show premiered on July 2023 at the Festival d’Avignon


Trigger warnings: Certain scenes may offend the sensibilities of spectators; Loud music, strobe lights, smoke. Detailed descriptions of violence against women, femicide, date rape drugs, rape,  a reference to violence against black and indigenous women. Contains images & descriptions of self cutting.


October 18

Cadela Força Trilogy Chapter 1: The Bride & The Goodnight Cinderella

Carolina Bianchi & Cara de Cavalo
Theater / For adults

October 19

Cadela Força Trilogy Chapter 1: The Bride & The Goodnight Cinderella

Carolina Bianchi & Cara de Cavalo
Theater / For adults
Polish subtitles

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