LIGIA LEWIS (EUA)

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Minor Matter

National Premiere

LIGIA LEWIS (EUA)

© Martha Glenn

April

Sun 29 Apr ⁄ 5:00PM

CAMPO ALEGREAuditorium

Dance
10,00EUR • 16yrs+  
"minor matter" is the second part of the trilogy (BLUE, RED, WHITE) performed by three dancers.Two discursive apparatuses are at play—blackness and the black box. The work unfolds multi-directionally creating a poetics of dissonance from which questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification emerge. Throughout the choreography the performers push their bodies against the boundaries of the stage while simultaneously illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates it. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter—black. Sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theater’s parts—light, sound, image, and architecture—become entangled with the three performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space. 

Ligia Lewis • She works as a dancer, performer, and choreographer. Her work has been presented in multiple contexts including the theater, museums, and galleries. Engaging with affect, empathy, and the sensate, her choreography considers the social inscriptions of the body while provoking its nuances and potentiality. As a dancer, Lewis has performed and toured extensively for artists including Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Mette Ingvartsen, and Eszter Salamon. She has collaborated with visual artist Wu Tsang, musical artist Twin Shadow, and with the DJ collective NON Worldwide. She recently received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for ͞minor matter͟ (2017)
The colour red materialises thoughts between love and rage. 

April

Sun 29 Apr ⁄ 5:00PM

CAMPO ALEGREAuditorium

Dance
10,00EUR • 16yrs+