from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo
1, 2 & 3 February 2018 [PRÈMIERE]: Teatro Municipal do Porto. Campo Alegre
13, 14 & 15 April 2018: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisboa
15 June 2018: Fábrica das Ideias, Gafanha da Nazaré
“The X-rays (discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Röntgen) carry the metaphysical unease of seeing the inside of material bodies, of being able to watch the inside of living things, of penetrating matter and perceiving things from their innermost, vital core”.
That is the challenge we wish to embrace, somewhat in contrast with our latest productions: to question what’s ethereal and lightweight, the space of the “light echoes”, “interstitial whites”, and the “resonance of what’s visible”. Imaginary geographies well adjusted to what seduces us the most in X-rays: colour, light, time, and the dissolution of material bodies. We set aside sickness and the vertigo of death, and we embark on an expedition.
“To see the Great Void results in losing one’s footing”. The great silence of the body, the source where pure energy generates dance movement. What images, what landscapes can we create to mirror this mysterious place?
We want to continue reflecting on the types of sensitivity and lucidity characteristic of artistic creation. We are interested in venturing into a crude dialogue with philosophy. José Gil and María Zambrano are among the authors we shall visit.
Creation: André Braga, Cláudia Figueiredo and Paulo Mota
Performers: André Braga and Paulo Mota
Sound design: Pedro Augusto
Video: Vítor Costa
Set construction: Rodrigo Queirós
Lighting: João Abreu
Production and diffusion: Ana Carvalhosa
Executive production: Cláudia Santos
Co-production: Circolando, FITEI, Teatro Municipal do Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Artistic residencies: FITEI, Teatro Municipal do Porto
2018 | 70 minutes | over 16 years-old