João dos Santos Martins
- 27.04 — 30.04 2021
- Artists in Residence
Apresentado no Alkantara Festival 2020 e coproduzido pelo Alkantara, Coreografia de João dos Santos Martins integra a programação da Plataforma Portuguesa da Artes Performativas, que acontece este ano nas plataformas online. Regressa ao estúdio do Espaço Alkantara para uns dias de ensaio, para preparar uma nova gravação do espetáculo.
In a lecture-performance entitled Salário Máximo, presented at the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon in 2014, Vera Mantero maintains that dance seems to her to be the least appropriate art form to discuss things. According to her, it's easier to communicate a concrete idea through cinema or literature. This statement supports the commonly-held belief that dance, while it is a metaphor for thought, cannot speak. The apparent conflict here points to the relationship between politics and poetics, that can also be expressed as the dichotomy between written text — which can be translated — and the composition of gestures, action, and movements.
In his 18th century treatise, Raoul Fueillet proposes that dance be first written down on paper using a notation system he has devised, before being performed and transposed to the body. The idealization, written like a law, would be separate from the danced reality, resulting from a practice, in space. The process of transmission would be like dancing a language or speaking a dance, a process in which text and body interact in a negotiation between expression and communication.
João dos Santos Martins, July 2020
Choreography João dos Santos Martins Performer Adriano Vicente Music and live performance João Barradas Text José Maria Vieira Mendes Text in Portuguese Sign Language Sofia Fernandes Light Filipe Pereira Costumes Constança Entrudo Produced by Sofia Matos/Materiais Diversos Executive producer Claraluz Keiser/Associação Parasita e Association Mi-mai Coproduced by Alkantara, Associação Parasita, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Materiais Diversos Arts Residencies Alkantara, Centro Cultural Malaposta, Studios Victor Córdon, 23 Milhas - Ílhavo Special thanks Sandra Gorete Coelho
Materiais Diversos, Associação Parasita and Alkantara are funded by República Portuguesa | Cultura-Direção Geral das Artes.