A spatial evocation for stage, designed for 1 performer and 3 plastic bags, where a fictional topography is activated, establishing a collective imaginary, projected through the development of word and gesture.
The empty space is intercepted by a protocol of coordinates, where a sequence of science fiction events is described and embodied, building a scenic time zone.
The construction of the sensitive experience of the body starts from the exercise of contemplation, where a solitary character stands in contrast to the horizon line. Through the manipulation of plastic objects, the monstrous dimensions of a body-flesh-skin, are put in relation and evidence.
The gesture’s vocabulary is inspired in the codifications of NOH Theatre and used with the aim to generate situations of analogy and abstraction, relating the scenic word.
The themes of this project reflect the interest on Anthropocentrism, Post-Humanism, Aeroscene, Science Fiction, Atomic World and Ecology.
This project saw it’s begging during Master EXERCE between 2016-18 and it will be premiered at DDD Festival, in May 2019.
Artistic Direction, Text, Scenography — Catarina Miranda
Dramaturgy — Catarina Miranda , Jonathan Saldanha
Performance — André Cabral
Choreographic Conception — Catarina Miranda, André Cabral
Music — Jonathan Saldanha
Light — Leticia Skrycky
Stage Assistant — Pedro Galante
Executive Production — Sara Gomes
Production — SOOPA
Co-production — DDD Festival / Municipal Theatre Porto; BeMyGuest — Network for emerging practices (co-financed by ProHelvetia)
Diffusion — Materiais Diversos
Support — DGARTES/ Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Materiais Diversos (Lisbon), Pact Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Nave (Santiago, Chile), CCN-ICI (Montpelier, France), Explore Dance Festival/ Wasp (Bucharest, Romania), Srishti Institute (Bangalore, India), Grand Studio (Brussels, Belgium), Espaço do Tempo (Montemor o Novo, Portugal).
Research Programs — EXERCE/CCN-ICI (Montpellier, France), ; TTT/ Traditional Theatre Training in NOH (Kyoto/Japan)
Acknowledgements — Cristina Planas Leitão, Luísa Saraiva, Sara Abrantes, Sofia Matos
9th May 2019 — DDD Festival / Porto Portugal — Première
17th – 18th February 2020 — Theatre de Liège | Be
19th, 20th, 21st March 2020 — Cumplicidades Festival Lisboa| Pt
© José Caldeira