Isabel Barros, Max Oliveira, Pedro Carvalho e Cláudia Marisa OBJETO-DANÇA
Premiere objeto-dança Isabel Barros, Max Oliveira, Pedro Carvalho e Cláudia Marisa
24 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Recorded at Praça D. João I, Porto | 20’
objeto-dança: um corpo na cidade
The city does not exist without the body. There will always be someone else who observes that body that moves, attributing meanings and narratives to it. The city is a privileged place for artistic creation insofar as it is constituted as an open narrative structure, reflecting individual opinions and dramaturgies that will contextualise a particular social moment. In this sense, we can move forward with the idea that interpersonal and social memories play a crucial role in the construction of the scenic space. This is based on the assumption that the public space is a space of representation and performance similar to a performance hall where life happens. In this way, the performance of the world is reorganised at every moment according to individual perceptions and the justifications that are given. This project arises from a personal and urgent desire: Isabel Barros invites long-time friends to reflect the ephemeral of an individual and intrapersonal body in the city. The challenge is set to Max Oliveira, Pedro Carvalho and Cláudia Marisa. They have accepted it! Dance in a dialogue from the movement of each performer and a soundscape. The stories already shared and those that are being constructed in the moment create an object-dance that is presented to the public. No network. But with the truth of the here and now.
Created by Isabel Barros, Max Oliveira, Pedro Carvalho, Cláudia Marisa with DJ Godzi Directed by Ivo Ribeiro Produced by balleteatro
Isabel Barros is a choreographer, stage director, co-founder of Balleteatro (1983), artistic director of Teatro de Marionetas do Porto since 2010 and Museu das Marionetas do Porto, opened in February 2013. She has a vast path of artistic creation, in which she emphasises the crossing of languages, namely dance, theatre and puppetry. Soon she became interested in creating programming moments related to dance, theatre and performance, privileging transversal and alternative formats and dedicating moments for emerging creators. She received the Almada prize (1999) awarded to Balleteatro, as a distinction of the work performed at the programming level. In 2014 she created the Festival Corpo + Cidade, dedicated to the performance in public spaces, which since 2016 became part of the Festival DDD programming. In 2018 she received the Municipal Gold Medal of Merit. Porto is his city of origin and of choice, where she develops her work with a sense of urgency and a strong social dimension.
Max Oliveira is a leading member of the Momentum Crew. He obtained outstanding results at the biggest World Urban dance events (Winner IBE 2011, 2012, 2013, European Battle Pro 2016, World Battle Pro 2016, Finalist IBE 2017, Top 4 Freestyle Session 2017, Winner Warsaw Challenge 2018 World Final). Born in Porto, professional Bboy and Funky Styler; Choreographer; Producer; Cultural Entrepreneur; Owner of MXM Artcenter, Maxmomentum Artists & Productions and Momentum Dance Studios; Professor at Escola Superior de Dança during the 2013/2014 season, Teacher at Balleteatro Escola Profissional. He led and cooperated artistic projects at the University of Lisbon; Post-Graduation professor at the CRIAP Institute in the cities of Porto and Lisbon; Red Bull Artist Portugal; Director and Creator of "WorldBattle", "Bboy Gala", "Eurobattle"; producer of Solverde Casinos shows and choreographer of "Impossible" by Luís de Matos; Finalist of the talent show "Portugal Tem Talento" on SIC; Winner of "Rock in Rio 2012"; Interpreter of the TNSJ in the seasons 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Pedro Carvalho is teacher, choreographer and founder/director of Ventos e Tempestades - Associação Cultural (Vila do Conde). He has been developing dance projects with the community, with emphasis on the plays Quero falar-te, Bater à Porta, Junto ao Rio and Debaixo da Pele. He intersects science and art (mathematics and dance), creating O Silêncio das Esferas (NEC, 2000), O Homem que só pensava em números e 30por1linha (Companhia Instável, 2011) and O homem que só pensava em números (Solo), a coproduction between Companhia Instável and Ventos e Tempestades. He is a trainer/associated artist for the LLTA - Learning Through The Arts programme, Germany.
Cláudia Marisa is an adjunct professor at ESMAE. Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto. With a PhD in Human Motricity - Dance, with a master’s degree in Sociology of Art, a BA in Theatre (ESMAE / 1996), a degree in Sociology, a diploma in Dance. She regularly publishes on show analysis and aesthetics. Since 1989, she has developed a professional artistic journey as stage director, choreographer and performer in collaboration with numerous theatres and festivals. Among her most recent works as a choreographer, the following stand out: Cânticos dos Cânticos (2017); Re-Sonancias (2015); Ordo Virtutum (2015) Eurídice após Orfeu (2013); Speciosa, Dolorosa (2013); Metamorfoses (2012).
Ana Renata Polónia e Marta Ramos ÍNDIGO (A COR ENTRE O CÉU E O MAR)
Premiere Índigo (a cor entre o céu e o mar) Ana Renata Polónia e Marta Ramos
24 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Recorded at Marginal de Matosinhos | 45’
What do we discover when we overlap the sky and the sea? What is the colour of that vast line, which blurs in front of our eyes? What are its limits? How do we reach it? Where does it lead us?
Índigo (a cor entre o céu e o mar) proposes an abstraction exercise about frontiers and limits conducted by two bodies and an intense and mysterious colour. Two points in movement trace lines between them, they demarcate territories and create connections. They try to unravel a new horizon, a space of dream and evasion, that projects them to a different plan. A new reality transfigured by a sea or a sky of colour and artifice is born, filled with adventures and new challenges.
A temporary cartography, a meeting point or just an escape point.
Concept, creation and performance: Ana Renata Polónia, Marta Ramos Co-prodution: balleteatro Support to residency: CRL-Central Elétrica
Ana Renata Polónia develops her artistic work between architecture and performative arts. She concluded her Master in Architecture (FAUP, Porto) in 2009, with the thesis "3 danças para 1 arquiteto", having in 2015 attended the Advanced Training in Choreographic Creation and Interpretation at Companhia Instável and, in 2017, the Specialized Training Course in Scenography (EAUM, Guimarães). Between 2013 and 2017, she actively participated in the desNORTE group, a choreographic sharing platform. Since 2012, she starts developing her own creations or in collaboration with other artists: A Dimensão Oculta de Renata Polónia (2012, Best Portuguese Film - InShadow), MESA (2014-2016), YEBORATH (2015-2017), ONEby1 (2015-2019), CARROSSEL (2017-2019), KAMA (2020-2021). She has collaborated as an interpreter with Alice Gonçalves, Willi Dorner, Vera Mota, Catarina Miranda and Jonathan Saldanha, Cristina Planas Leitão and Jasmina Krizaj, Luísa Saraiva and Alejandro Russo.
Marta Ramos is a graphic designer, visual artist and performer. She is graduated in graphic design, has a Master in Communication Design at ESAD - College of Art and Design (Matosinhos), with the dissertation entitled "Do registo como condição coreográfica no design: experiência, notação e performance". In 2017, she concluded the Postgraduate Specialisation Course in Performance at FBAUP. In the same year she presents the performances "Gesto sobre papel" and "Gesto sobre parede", where she investigates the possibilities of transfer between the areas of drawing and performance. In 2018/19, she attended the Advanced Creation Programme in Performative Arts (Forum Dança, Lisbon), curated by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz, context in which she develops the piece "A body that hides also stands". In April 2020, the musical project ZIMA (developed in partnership with Sara Zita Correia) is awarded the OUT.RA Association (Barreiro) creation grant. As an interpreter she collaborated with Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz and Gustavo Ciríaco. She currently lives and works between Porto and Lisbon.
Andreia Fraga e João Oliveira DOIS PEIXES EM MARTE
Premiere Dois Peixes em Marte Andreia Fraga e João Oliveira
26 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Recorded at Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto | 15’
In a space free of prejudice or social labels, two individuals reflect on the state of monotony, deconstructing it with demonstrations of extravagance, in a dance composed of staged and symbolic elements that communicate ideas of how we are sometimes incapable to really observing those around us and the singularities that each one holds. Thus, Dois Peixes em Marte seeks the acceptance of authenticity in a society that sometimes disapproves of difference.
Created and performed by Andreia Fraga, João Oliveira Costumes by Dilli Pitt Music by Gonçalo Tavares Supported by balleteatro, Performact, Visões Úteis, Eixo Residências, DDD – Festival Dias da Dança
Andreia Fraga began her artistic path at balleteatro Escola Profissional as a contemporary dance performer, where she had the opportunity to work with artists such as Né Barros, Isabel Barros, Cristina Planas Leitão, Flávio Rodrigues, Félix Lozano, Bruno Umberto, Joana von Mayer Trindade, Elisabete Magalhães, among others. In 2017 she premiered her first creation "Antes que Mude de Ideias" through the programme "Paralelo - 20 minutos" supported by Teatro Municipal do Porto. She completed her degree in Dance at Bath Spa University (UK) in 2020, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with several companies and artists such as Impermanence Dance Theatre, Lila Dance Company, Antonia Grove and Vicki Hearne. In 2020, she did an internship with the Companhia de Dança de Almada and assisted Flávio Rodrigues with the choreography of his piece 'Hodiernidades'. In 2021, she became an associated artist at Visões Úteis in the binomial 2021/2022.
João Oliveira started his career at balleteatro where he concluded the Theatre course and later concluded the Dance degree at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom. During his training, he had the opportunity to collaborate with various directors and choreographers such as Luís Mestre, Nuno M. Cardoso, Antonia Grove, Impermanence Dance Company, among others. In 2017, he was awarded the "Paralelo - 20 minutos" creation grant by Teatro Municipal do Porto, where he presented "Antes que Mude de Ideias". In 2019, he assisted Eddy Becquart with choreography, and in 2020, he taught and choreographed the students of the Performact school in Torres Vedras. At the moment, he is developing the company "LAP.SO" with Andreia Fraga, that will premiere the first piece "Dois Peixes em Marte" in the Festival DDD Corpo+Cidade 2021, and became an associated artist at Visões Úteis in the binomial 2021/2022.
24 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Recorded in Wapping, London | 20’ (originally scheduled for Jardim Base, Clérigos, Porto)
Herbert Marcuse describes that utopia is impossible due to subjective and objective factors, but the presence of these factors does not dictate that utopia will never be real. It is necessary to generate other factors that make it possible. And what are those factors? People invade spaces that do not belong to them and create systems that fail. Again and again. And what is left is put under the carpet... or it is thrown to a country in the global south. It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of the war. The destruction and restarting are easier than the transformation of the current system. Utopia is not a paradise, yet it is something that does not exist because there is no room in today's society to build it. What is left to change? The individual plan or the collective plan? As István Mészáros explains, for there to be an act of liberation, there has to be a process of liberation.
Concept, choreography, performance and vídeo by Ricardo Pereira Carvalho Music: Thelema Boy – Archives. Vol. XXVII – track 2 Video support: João Pereira Carvalho Costumes: Rita Teles Acknowledgments: balleteatro, Teatro Municipal do Porto
Ricardo Pereira Carvalho was born in Porto in 1991. Dancer, teacher and choreographer. He studied at balleteatro Escola Profissional and at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. As a dancer, he worked professionally with André Mendes (Encounters and SHOWROOM), Victor Hugo Pontes (A Ballet Story and InExterior), Né Barros (Landing), Willi Dorner (Bodies in Urban Spaces), Inês Jacques + Mão Morta (No fim era o frio), Brink Dance Company (HOWL), among others. He presented shows in Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Holland, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Malta. At the moment he is a student of Psychology and is interested in the connection between dance and the study of the brain, focusing on neurodiversity and motor neurological diseases.
29 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Performance recorded at the terrace of Reitoria da Universidade do Porto | 30’
“Rare is the courage to look straight into Death between heart beats and strange divinities. But we should look. There is no other passage. A single glance from Death redeems suffering.” Carlos Poças Falcão
Darktraces is a performance / installation for five bodies. The black as raw material. The darkness as a source that led to everything. And in the end, what remains?
Darktraces appears following Joana Castro last choreographic project, RITE OF DECAY, which premiered at the Guidance festival in February 2020.
Concept, artistic direction, Sound backdrop and costumes by Joana Castro Performers: Ana Rita Xavier, André Mendes, Maurícia | Neves, Thamiris Carvalho Co-produced by balleteatro (Corpo + Cidade)
Joana Castro (1988, Porto) develops her work between dance, performance and sound, having presented some of her works in Portugal, France, Belgium and Germany. She started her studies during a dance course at Balleteatro Profissional Escola in 2003, attended the PEPCC course (Study, Research and Choreographic Creation Programme) at Fórum Dança in 2008, was a NEC fellow in 2009, in 2013 participated in the DanceWeb Schoolarship Programme of Festival Impulstanz, in Vienna and in 2016/17 attended the postgraduate specialization in performance at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto. As a performer she collaborated with Joclécio Azevedo, Carlota Lagido, Né Barros, Victor Hugo Pontes, Ana Borralho and João Galante, Joana Providência, Juliana Snapper, Bruno Alexandre, Rita Vilhena, among others. Currently she is creating and STILL we MOVE in collaboration with Maurícia | Neves to be premiered at BoCA. She is an associated artist of Visões Úteis.
29 APR 15:00 - 30 APR 23:59 Recorded in Lisbon (Sara Marasso) and Turim (Stefano Risso) | 20’ (Originally scheduled for Jardim do Morro, V. N. De Gaia)
Three bodies - a dancer, a musician and his awkward instrument, a double bass - confront each other in a space that recreates itself at every moment, through this confrontation. A space in which the double bass - and not the dancer or the musician - asserts itself as the key element of a game of which it is the true director. A playful relationship that is inserted in the daily life of a public space in search of an impossible synchrony with 2000 km of distance and one hour of time zone difference that separates Lisbon from Turin, where the three bodies find themself separated. An invitation for the public to look in a different, unexpected and unpredictable way at the outer space, at the space of the cities and at that of human relations, in proximity as in distance.
Concept, artistic direction, coreography and dance by Sara Marasso Concept, co-artistic direction, sound research and composition by Stefano Risso Contribution for the video creation Corpo + Cidade 2021: Pedro Sena Nunes / Vo’Arte in Lisbon Miha Sagadin in Turin Video support: Diana Matias (Lisbon) and Silvia Urbani (Turim) Editing: João Dias (Lisbon)
131 is a Production: Il Cantiere cultural association Management : Giovana Gosio Supported by: Piemonte dal Vivo_Lavanderia a Vapore_Regional Center for Dance and Sumisura Torino, bXh Performing Arts Festival_L’Elastiko & C.AR.M.E. Brescia, Galerie Mazzoli Berlin, Cross Residence Verbania, Teatri di Vita Bologna, L’Avutarda Pinilla de L’Olmo. Acknowledgement: balleteatro, Francesco Valente, Elia Lasorsa
Il Cantiere is an independent artistic collective that has been operating for many years in the field of performing arts, placing it-self in a perspective that considers contemporary creation as an encounter between different languages and a research practice. Their activity focuses on performances for theatrical spaces and site-specific creations for unconventional places that link choreographic and sound research to video, contemporary art and different practices of participatory theatre. The artistic direction team is formed by the dancer and choreographer Sara Marasso and the bassist, composer and video maker Stefano Risso.
Performativities in the public space, today Conversation with the Artists
Performativities in the public space, today Conversation with the Artists
Available from the 20th to the 30th April at balleteatro.pt
Following Corpo + Cidade Festival, this conversation is within the relevance of acting in a public space, in its artistic but also social dimensions, particularly when the collective experience has been so conditioned by the global health situation. We can consider that sharing in the deferred record, or even in a situation of live online streaming, it compensates us for the impossibility of proximity, but we know that there is a social cost for everyone, performers and audiences, which goes beyond the cancellation of attendance. We live in a situation of permanent postponement, we know that the bodies do not wait and their performance is adjusted. How will performativities be, then, tomorrow?
Moderation: Gabriela Pinheiro
Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, artist and university professor, has worked for several decades in curating exhibitions and producing editions. Her interests are related to the expression of identity issues in the contemporary art space and their crossing into unconventional spaces, such as the public space. Having graduated in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto where she has been teaching since 2003, she taught for a decade at Central St. Martins College University of the Arts and has a PhD by Project from Chelsea College of Art & Design.
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