“Árida” questions the very concept of body and space, exploring their possibilities, testing their limits, questioning their definition.
What are we thinking about when we imagine the body? And space? How do we expect the body to manifest itself? And space? How do we conceive the relationship between them? Is it only possible to choreograph ‘ the body’ ? And might space be made tangible? “Árida” extends the collaboration between Maria Ramos and the lighting designer Vinny Jones after “Something Still Uncaptured”. If the ideas discussed in the latter were moderation and the thickening of space, what they called ‘landscape-in-action’ , in this work they develop this notion but explore the ideas of the aridness, vastness and expansion of the stage set.
Maria Ramos (Oeiras/Barlavento Algarvio). From 1996 to 2009, she lived in the Netherlands where she studied and developed her professional career as a dancer. She worked with various choreographers in the Netherlands, Germany, UK and US, amongst which Angus Balbernie. She has a degree in dance and master’s in choreography from ArtEZ – Instituto das Artes in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In Lisbon, she took a course on research and creation at Fórum Dança, in the context of which she created the first work in the trilogy “Um Certo Grau de Imobilidade” (A Certain Degree of Immobility), a series of works composed of the pieces “7pm/Rumour”, “Nerves Like Nylon”and“Something Still Uncaptured”, performed in the Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina.
Direção Artística e Coreografia Maria Ramos •Desenho de Luz e Espaço Cénico Vinny Jones •Desenho de Som Francisco Salgado •Interpretação Marta Cerqueira •Performer Nuno Paixão •Direção Técnica Mário Bessa •Acompanhamento Artístico Martinho R. Fernandes •Coprodução Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém e Teatro Cine Torres Vedras •Produção Delegada Antunes Fidalgo Unipessoal•Residências Artísticas Festival Materiais Diversos; Teatro Campo Alegre; EIRA –produção e realização de espectáculos; Companhia Olga Roriz Apoio Regular à Pesquisa Coreográfica Fórum Dança Espaço de Ensaio: ACCCA; CRIA-ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa •Apoio à Divulgação Embaixada do Reino dos Países Baixos em Lisboa; Embaixada da Austrália em Lisboa, CRIA - festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo •Projecto financiado pela República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direcção Geral das Artes•Duração aprox. 45 mins
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019