Atlas of the Mouth by Gaya de Medeiros
- 08.07 — 10.07 2022
- Public Events
- Espaço Alkantara
- ages 12+
- 45 MIN
Following an avant-premiere at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II during the 2021 Alkantara Festival, Atlas da Boca by Gaya de Medeiros will premiere this summer at Espaço Alkantara.
In Atlas of the Mouth, two trans bodies investigate the mouth as a place of many intersections: words, identity, and voice; public and private; eroticism and politics. The performance seeks to contribute new narratives, exploring entries that are created from the mouth out and understood from the mouth in.
Join us for a conversation with the artists and invited guests after each performance (in Portuguese).
Directed and produced by Gaya de Medeiros Cocreated and performed by Ary Zara, Gaya de Medeiros Designer, provocateur, and creator of the "Brief Atlas da Boca" João Emediato Videos Ary Zara Light and set design João Pedro Fonseca Costumes Kahumbi (Feiticeire) Sound technician Milton Estevam Translation and subtitles Joana Frazão Coproduced by Alkantara and Companhia Olga Roriz Supported by Self-Mistake
Gaya de Medeiros is a trans woman, dancer, drag queen, choreographer, producer, and director. She is trained in animation, ballet, contemporary dance, and dramaturgy. She danced with Companhia de Dança do Palácio das Artes for nine years. Gaya has created three solos (É o amor outra vez, Proteína Desnaturada and After Party) and was a cofounder and producer of Rede Sola de dança. She has choreographed for Drag Taste Lisbon (2019-2021). In Portugal, she has worked with Gustavo Ciríaco and Tiago Cadete, among others. In 2021 she founded BRABA, a platform that aims...
Ary Zara is a non-binary trans person, who studied film at Universidade Lusófona and University of Texas at Austin. Recepient of a ZON award and with a script for a feature length film sold to Ukbar Filmes, they/he works on queer video esthetics and is currently in pre-production for a short film funded by ICA and produced by Take It Easy. They/he founded the activist project T Guys Cuddly Too, through which they/he has participated as a speaker in various events and delivers workshops in businesses and schools.