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Workshop with João dos Santos Martins / +16 years old

In this workshop I would like to propose a collective practice that relates different conceptions of speech and language through the interaction between linguistic systems of writing, phonetics and gestures, and choreographic technologies. Starting from an opera aria, we will work on the possibility of decorating the language in sound and the body in gesture.

João dos Santos Martins
João dos Santos Martins is an artist who studied at Escola Superior de Dança (Lisbon), at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at the e.x.er.c.e, (Montpellier) and at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies (Giessen). His work, usually developed in collaborative processes, encompasses various forms that focus on dance, whether through choreography, exhibition or editing. These forms are crossed by questions that concern genealogies of dance history, transmission processes, the relationship between practice and discourse, and paradoxes about the activity of dancing. Together with Ana Bigotte Vieira, he created a device for the collective mapping of dance in Portugal — Para Uma Timeline a Haver. He danced in works by Ana Rita Teodoro, Eszter Salamon, Moriah Evans, Xavier Le Roy, Jérôme Bel, Manuel Pelmuş, Rui Horta, among others. He founded Parasita in 2014, an artist cooperative of which he is a member.

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