Logo

Residências

candidaturas
Uma coisa de sangue is a dance-theater piece that seeks to look at traditional family and social structures and question the influence they have on the construction - or destruction - of individual freedom. Through the study of philosophical and political theories of freedom, social contracts and counter-cultures, the play invites the audience to reflect on their conduct, morals, ethics and current social trends of extreme and separatist thinking.
Nácar é uma proposta performativa que reflete sobre esquecimento, ficção de memórias. Do árabe naqqára, «tambor», nácar é uma substância dura, irisada, rica em calcário, produzida por alguns moluscos, reveste o interior de diversas conchas e também é libertada como uma reação a um corpo estranho que tenha entrado na membrana epitelial. O corpo estranho causa irritação ao animal que passa a libertar essa secreção isolada para calcificação similar à parte interna da concha, formando uma pérola cujo tamanho varia de acordo com o tempo de resistência ao corpo estranho e das condições climáticas do meio ambiente. Nácar é também a substância que representa os trinta e um anos de um casamento. Desde já há algum tempo que tenho refletido sobre o facto de não ter praticamente nenhum arquivo (fotografias, vídeos, desenhos) sobre a minha infância. Para além dos materiais físicos, as partilhas que me foram transmitidas pelas pessoas próximas com quem cresci são raras e desconexas. Esta ausência de arquivo formou na minha memória um período distante, inventivo e carregado de suposições. A memória é um lugar de energia, armazenamento e evocação, muitas vezes indefinido e construído através da relação de imagens reais com desejos, conflitos e projeções. Este projeto nasce da necessidade de celebração de um espaço e do que este representa para festejar a ironia do que nos é vago e ainda assim tão certo e deslumbrante. Através da construção e desconstrução deste arquivo real e ficcional potencia-se o vigor dos lugares de fragilidade. Performance apresentada no ciclo Private Collection, ciclo integrado na 12ª edição do festival Family Film Project.
O Teatro Playback é uma forma interativa de teatro de improviso, que resulta da escuta, compreensão e representação de histórias pessoais contadas pelo público. Esta residência artística teve como finalidade o desenvolvimento de um workshop de Iniciação ao Teatro Playback, aberto a todas as pessoas interessadas. Datas: 6 e 7 de abril de 2024
Uma história, igual a muitas outras histórias, igual a muitas outras mulheres, meninas, mães e avós. Histórias tão iguais e eternas, que se tornam um cliché. Foram e continuam a ser muitos corpos, corpos que não mentem, olhares que falam, e cicatrizes que se transformam. Estamos no norte de Angola, no Uíge, na aldeia do Kilomosso, a terra dos Bacongos, os grandes feiticeiros. Aqui, a terra é vermelha, o verde é abundante, e as vidas são de pedra. Estamos em 1960, ou em 1975, ou até poderia ser em 2002, ou em 2024... Não, não é uma história sobre a guerra de balas, é uma história sobre a guerra das vidas.
The autobiographical solo is born out of the need to record the passage of time on video. The ever-changing body seeks to control time within its own rules. How to be available for the unpredictable? Through collaboration between video, sound and movement, in the (de)construction of different landscapes that develop through the body. The projection provides a double exploration of the intimate/personal place and the common place. The sound drives the memories that seek a new temporal space. Who am I in the now versus what is the world like in the now are questions that I'm interested in bringing into the creative space and discussing with the team and the viewer. In an attempt to identify the changes taking place in society, cultures and the world over time. Where are we going? So, since we are both aware of the outside and of our spirit, and since our spirit is a landscape, we are at the same time aware of two landscapes. Fernando Pessoa Creation and Interpretation: Andreia Alpuim Video Art: Mário M Fonseca Creative Assistant: Catarina Teixeira Light Design: Berto Pinheiro Musical Composition: Fora de Fase Costume Design: Linda Barbosa Video and Photography: Mário M Fonseca Residency support: Instável-Centro Coreográfico, EVIC, Sekoia-Artes Estúdios Victor Córdon and Balleteatro Premiere: October 12, 2024, Armazém22 Vila Nova de Gaia
The work starts from a reflection on what lies between life and death, the two things that govern the world, equalizing and transversal to all people. The concept focuses on the idea of the intermediate places between these two facets and those that derive from them - joy and sadness, lightness and mourning, celebration and funeral. Starting from these apparently opposing notions, we question their rigidity and their contrasts, drawing new lines on a map of redefinition between being dead and being alive. In this way, the show recovers the concept of a "funeral festival", reflecting on the end and utopia within the context of ceremony and ritual. When do the two meet? Where do they distance themselves? For forty minutes, the six performers pay homage to and the panoramas that reveal themselves, celebrating time and space and discovering new ways of combining movement, sound and voice. The music emerges as an extension of the bodies that give life to thoughts and allegories about these "other places", through unison, contrasting intensities and melodramatic emotions. It is a sharing of reflections on being and being, which proves to be timeless and necessary for the general public in its different stages of life.
A transdisciplinary exploration, the DA24 will take you to a personal journey of architectural choreography, exploring the way we engage, perceive, and create space by moving. It is an invitation to open up a fresh perspective through the experience of moving, and relate anew to the world around us; to the emotions of objects and materiality; to the childhood memories that the space conjures up; to the speed of the streets where we walk every day; and to the quality of light where we have yet been in our imagination… And perhaps to question what makes us move, and to start asking new questions about the construct of the city, architecture and the life that contains. All through our thinking body and moving mind because the world is ever changing and never static. This year, DA would like to think deeper in the idea of ‘becoming’ as a transformational process through which we constantly renew ourselves while being present in time and space. In philosophy, the idea of ‘becoming’ brings forward the process of change, transformation, and evolution. All what exist are in constant flux transitioning from one state to another, and as a consequence, we are always in the continuous flow of dynamic relationships and events. So, let’s move with our conscious mind in the constant becoming. We are all process, a happening amongst other happenings that are in the state of constant change in relation to one another. DA24 encourages the participants to dive deep into the ever-changing relationalities as dynamic architectural conversations in the city of Porto, a terrain of the oblique. By translating our spatial engagement and felt senses into movement vocabularies, DA24 will culminate in a collective performance as experimental architectural dialogue. ​ We will listen to the voices and desires of the space and the place through the choreography of our moving bodies. Invigorating movement sessions will awaken our spatial awareness, while playful activities experiment with architectural ideas. With individual inner motivations and senses, participants will learn to express embodied ideas through the physicality of the body and choreography. Nestled within the heart of the city, our field of operation are artist residency space at INSTITUTO, also the dance studio at Balleteatro, both our partners in Porto. The urban streets and public spaces rich with culture and culinary delight will also be our playgrounds. There will be a day of excursion to visit wonderful architectures that Porto has to offer. ​ Open to all for those who work and study in architecture and spatial practice, as well as social and cultural practice in wider context, DA Summer Lab hopes that the participants encounter and challenge something unfamiliar or even strange. Because it is these moments of fresh encounters when our creative intuition works at its best and discover something of lasting importance. Choreography as an agency for architecture encourages something a little autobiographic that reflects who we are through moving, and moving together towards creating collective experience. ​ Expect the infectious happiness of moving together! ​ No prior experience in dance and choreography necessary, only your curious self!