With MelTe we invite the audience to rediscover the city through Ana Rita Teodoro's body. The choreographer explores the possibility of the human body flowing, massing the anatomy of her body against that of the town - the latter moves not of its own free will but because there exists an inclination in the geography of space that makes it move. The body flows in a very clear direction and we are all invited to accompany this flux without beginning or end
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).
Performer Ana Rita Teodoro • Documentation and performance assistant Alejandro Campos• Approximate duration 40 mins • Age Suitability 12yrs+
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019