DREAM IS THE DREAMER

A spatial evocation for stage, designed for 1 performer and 3 plastic bags, where a fictional topography is activated, establishing a collective imaginary, projected through the development of word and gesture.

The empty space is intercepted by a protocol of coordinates, where a sequence of science fiction events is described and embodied, building a scenic time zone.

The construction of the sensitive experience of the body starts from the exercise of contemplation, where a solitary character stands in contrast to the horizon line. Through the manipulation of plastic objects, the monstrous dimensions of a body-flesh-skin, are put in relation and evidence.

The gesture’s vocabulary is inspired in the codifications of NOH Theatre and used with the aim to generate situations of analogy and abstraction, relating the scenic word.

The themes of this project reflect the interest on Anthropocentrism, Post-Humanism, Aeroscene, Science Fiction, Atomic World and Ecology.

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TEAM
Artistic Direction, Text, Scenography — Catarina Miranda
Performance, Choreografic Cocreation — André Cabral
Music, Dramaturgic Support — Jonathan Saldanha
Light — Leticia Skrycky
PRODUCTION — SOOPA
COPRODUCTION — DDD Festival / Municipal Theatre Porto; BeMyGuest — Network for emerging practices (co-financed by ProHelvetia)
DIFFUSION — Sofia Matos/ Materiais Diversos
SUPPORT — DGARTES/ Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Materiais Diversos (Lisbon), Pact Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Nave (Santiago, Chile), CCN-ICI (Montpelier, France), Explore Dance Festival/ Wasp (Bucharest, Romania), Srishti Institute (Bangalore, India), Grand Studio (Brussels, Belgium), Espaço do Tempo (Montemor o Novo, Portugal).
Research Programs — EXERCE/CCN-ICI (Montpellier, France), ; TTT/ Traditional Theatre Training in NOH (Kyoto/Japan)

SHOWS
9th May 2019 — DDD Festival Porto | Pt — Première
17th – 18th February 2020 — Theatre de Liège | Be
21st February 2020 — Teatro Gil Vicente Coimbra | Pt
11th September — Short Theatre Rome | It
24th, 25th, 26th September 2020 — Cumplicidades Festival Lisboa| Pt
12th November 2020 — Festival Mindelact | Cabo Verde
21st April 2021 — Festival Extradanse Strasbourg | Fr
24th July 2021 — Festival Walk&Talk Azores | Pt

CONTACT
sofia.matos@materiaisdiversos.com
+351 966 379 333

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