from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo
“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 and Cláudia Figueiredo with the whole team
Direction: André Braga
Dramaturgy: Cláudia Figueiredo
Interpretation: André Braga and Paulo Mota
Live music: Pedro Augusto
Video: Vitor Costa
Light: João Abreu
Production: Ana Carvalhosa (direction) and Cláudia Santos
Support to plastic realization: Nuno Brandão (1st phase), Rodrigo Queirós (2nd phase)
Text: excerpts from Gilles Deleuze, José Gil, Maria Filomena Molder,
María Zambrano and José Tolentino Mendonça
Co-production: Circolando, Teatro Municipal do Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Other creation residencies: FITEI, Teatro Municipal do Porto
2018 | 70 minutes | 16 years-old and older