In recent years I have noticed as a performer the power we can have when we are close to the members of the public, the power of them following us, wanting to get to know us, wanting to ask us questions. I am fascinated most of all by the people I meet in the street. An audience that is raw, shy, worried, direct. "Private audience" is a creation conceived to develop that relationship. A dancer chooses to place herself in a finite space, raised above the height of the audience. She presents herself and at the same time restricts herself, exalts herself and at the same time punishes herself. Parallel to her, space for one spectator. Anyone passing chooses to enter that private space or chooses not to. A dance for public space. A dance of one-to-one and one for all. - Catarina Félix
Catarina Félix studied at the School of Dance of the National Conservatory and at the multidisciplinary École-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne. She has a degree in Dance from the FMH. She is interested in the drawing of nudes, initially in the gesture of life drawing and later as a model. As a performer of contemporary dance, more recently she has mainly worked with Miguel Moreira and Tânia Carvalho. She belongs to the group Útero, directed by Miguel Moreira. "Público privado" is her first creation.
Creation and performance Catarina Félix • Costume Tânia Carvalho • Sharing in the creative process Mara Andrade e Tânia Dinis• Financial Support Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian • Support Miguel Moreira / Útero • Approximate duration 1h • Age Suitability 6yrs+
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019