Coreia #7 release
with performance by Bryana Fritz
- 22.09 2022
- Espaço Alkantara - 19H
- Free entry
- ages 18+
- 70 min
- in English, without translation
Coreia is a publication that brings together different artistic practices from the perspective of dance. Published twice a year in Portuguese language, Coreia focuses on writings from the perspective of those who make, who produce, who see and who think about the arts. The launch of issue #7 will feature the presentation of its editorial director, João dos Santos Martins, and the performance Submission Submission (unplugged) by Bryana Fritz (USA), composed of a series of performative portraits dedicated to medieval saints, among which, Christina of Bolsena, Hildegard of Bingen (Sibile of the Rhine), Catherine of Siena and Joan of Arc.
Submission Submission (unplugged) by Bryana Fritz
In Submission Submission (unplugged), Bryana Fritz takes on the role of an ‘amateur hagiographer’. The amateur being both a beginner and a lover; the hagiographer, as in the medieval literary genre of hagiography, the writing of saints’ lives. In a series of performative portraits, Fritz embodies the corporal, rhetorical, and performative strategies that medieval women saints used to subvert their restricted lives, deaths, and passions. Submitting her physical and digital body to holy echoes from the past, she dissects and harnesses the tools that give body.
Note: Submission Submission is a growing codex of performative portraits of medieval women saints.
For each iteration of the performance, different saints are chosen to share the space. For the launch events of Coreia #7, Fritz will perform the portraits of Christina of Bolsena, Hildegard of Bingen, Cathrine of Siena, and Joan of Arc. The performances will be held in English without translation.
Contributions Amit Noy, Beverly Emmons, Bryana Fritz, Clarissa Sacchelli, Edna Jaime, Eduardo Batata, Leonor Lopes, Ves Liberta & Vitor Grilo Silva, Germaine Acogny, Janaína Moraes, Joana Levi, Nikita Kadan, Paula Rosa Pinto, Renan Marcondes, Romain Beltrão Teule, Sabine Macher, Viktor Ruban Editor-in-chief João dos Santos Martins Graphic design Isabel Lucena Production and distribution Associação Parasita, Circular Associação Cultural Support Alkantara, DeVIR CAPa, Linha de Fuga
Performance, text & choreography Bryana Fritz Dramaturgy Tom Engels Music partially based on Monsters by Heavens to Betsy & Hamster Baby by Bikini Kill Special thanks to Christina the Astonishing, Joan of Arc, Christina of Bolsena, Hildegarde of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, Catherine of Sienna, Heavens to Betsy, Bikini Kill, Liza ’N’ Eliaz, Henry Andersen, Sarah Leck, Emmanuelle Raoul-Duval, & VCX Adult Entertainment With the support of Performatik19, Beursschouwburg, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, LOD muziektheater, and l’Odna