On the multiple experience of the unrepeatable.
The decisive glue for the creative process is Almada Negreiros: "Nostalgia is the passive masturbation of those who don’t realise that nature is sufficiently varied that there is no need to look backwards. Speed is driven by enthusiasm and never disengages from happiness." With Negreiros we associate Maximalism with Dadaism and Surrealism, with "speed", greediness of being, including and conjugating: "Eternity does indeed exist, but not so slowly." The piece is based on Negreiros, on his speed in awakening brains in the body, the unrepeatable orchestra of the new consumed at running speed, in maximum ambitions that refuse the smallest of common denominators. The artistic option focuses on excess, on the overlapping of standards, on the association of disparate elements, on the meaningless, non-discursive andnon-demonstrable. On the maze of mutable geometries, a game of mirrors without an original and primary image, speed and paradox; a game of disjunction that conjugates the apparently incongruous and the non-assimilable. — Hugo Calhim Cristovão & Joana von Mayer Trindade
Joana von Mayer Trindade is a choreographer, performer and pedagogue. She is co-founder with Hugo Cristovão of NuIsIs ZoBoP. She earned a master’s in solo/dance/authorship from the Berlin University of the Arts UDK/HZT in 2013. She took a course in contemporary dance performers in 1999 at Fórum Dança. Amongst work she has created is “Between Being and Becoming” - Edge/ London, “M E N I N A S”, “SALTUS”and “NAMELESS NATURES”.
Hugo Calhim Cristovão is a director, actor, pedagogue and researcher. He is co-creator of the research group NuIsIs ZoBoP. Of his various collaborations with Joana von Mayer, of note are the jointly directed pieces “MENINAS”, “BETWEEN BEING AND BECOMING”, “THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN”and“O CÉU É APENAS UM DISFARCE AZUL DO INFERNO”. He has a master’s in contemporary philosophy from FLUP and a degree in theatre acting and directing from ESMAE-IPP.
Direção, Dramaturgia e Formação Hugo Calhim Cristovão & Joana von Mayer Trindade •Interpretação Francisco Pinho, André Mendes, Joana von Mayer Trindade, Ana Rita Xavier •Teoria e Filosofia Eduarda Neves, Hugo Calhim Cristovão, Celeste Natário, Cláudia Marisa, Ana Mira e Claúdia Galhós •Música Paulo Costa •Figurinos UNT •Desenho de Luz Sérgio Juliãoe Rui Barbosa •Design Hugo Santos Produção Sofia Reis •Vídeo Andrea Azevedo •Fotografia Susana Neves •Coprodução Teatro Municipal do Porto •Apoio Direcção Geral das ArteseFundação GDA •Residências Artísticas Circolando, Companhia Instável, Centro de Criação do Candoso (Guimarães), Teatro Municipal do Porto e CND Paris •Duração aprox. 45 mins
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019