"Curva" (Curve) investigates a large body. A body that expands in curves, that conquers space and time outside itself, beyond its boundaries.
A curve where the known comes off the road and the body shatters, front becomes back and back becomes front, until we can no longer tell them apart. Star-body, body shining in dizziness. Surround, wrap, leave a croquette, a spinning top, a mirror ball. Point-body. Infinitesimally small and moving in the direction of the infinite, to the point of shouting, to the point of nausea, to wherever it can get in order to return. "Curva" investigates the body multiplied, simplified, implied.
Ana Rita Teodoro,1982. Master's in "Dance, Creation and Performance" from CNDC Angers and Paris 8 University; for her research project she created a "Delirious Anatomy". The "butoh" (dance theatre) of Tatsumi Hijikata has been one of the areas of greatest artistic investment for her and she recently received an artistic development grant from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian to return to Japan. She has studied the body through the disciplines of anatomy, palaeontology and philosophy at c.e.m. with Sofia Neuparth, and Qi Gong at the Lisbon School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has created the pieces MelTe, Orifice Paradis (Paradise Orifice), Rêve d'Intestin (Intestinal Dream), Assombro (Astonishment) and Fantôme Méchant (Naughty Ghost).
Creation and performance Ana Rita Teodoro • Lighting design José Álvaro Correia • Production support Graça Passos — Tapada daTojeira • Artistic Residency Atelier RE.AL e Tapada da Tojeira • Creative support Ana Madureira, c.e.m., João Fiadeiro, LoïcTouzé, Márcia Lança. • Approximate duration 40 mins • Age Suitability 12yrs+
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019