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Beatriz Valentim & Bruno Senune

VANISHING

April

2024

Fri
5
Sat
6

Sinopse

VANISHING is an encounter, a play in two moments, with two performers, two speeches, where each of us composes a choreographic score for the other, repeating patterns, recurrences, organisms. Based on reflections on the ephemerality of dance and the performative act — "dance always vanishes in front of our eyes in order to create a new past" (André Lepecki) — we researched the gesture, presence vs absence, appearance vs disappearance, contemplating the various loss of what was/is no longer.
We delve into the daily life of the body and its particular gestures, in the contaminating observation of the other, in the negative spaces in prose, confusing subject and object, mixing action and reaction. We use the “look” as an iconography of observation, research, search, in an ambivalent dialogue of connection, dominance, rejection. Cycles of time — day metamorphosing into night — as a reference for representation/failure, capture of form, impossibility of it, repetition, transformation, overabundance of movement. Choreographing the invisible, destroying the cycles: now you see me, now you don't, you disappear inside me, I disappear inside you - you who are seeing me. We find in-between spaces: un-looking, un-formatting, projecting desires, nightmares, dust. Presence in transit, in transition, in a constant demand for places of belonging and memory. — Telma João Santos, Beatriz Valentim & Bruno Senune

It must be nice to disappear,
To have a vanishing act,
To always be looking forward,
And never looking back
.
— Lou Reed

meeting

time

otherness

destruction

regeneration

© DR

Info sobre horário e bilhetes

Fri

5.04

19:30

Sat

6.04

17:00

Campo AlegreStage Auditorium

Aditional info

  • Price 
    7€ (joint price with Ming the Clam and the immortal Jellyfish, by Ana Rita Xavier)
  • Duration 
    50min

  • Age rating 
    14+

Acessibilidades do espetáculo

Accessible to wheelchair users
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Author's bio text

Beatriz Valentim got her training from the National Conservatory Dance School and has a degree in sociology from ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. She works with artists such as Olga Roriz, Jérôme Bel, Raimund Hoghe, Mafalda Deville, Sílvia Real, Francisco Camacho and Né Barros. Her latest dance performance, O que é um Problema? [What Is a Problem?], combines visual arts and music, aims at a young audience, and was co-produced by Cumplicidades Festival and Teatro Municipal do Porto.

Bruno Senune (1992) started his dance studies at balleteatro (2008-2011), where he currently carries out training projects. He performed for several artists, including Tânia Carvalho, Né Barros, Théo Mercier, Boris Charmatz, Flávio Rodrigues and Carlota Lagido. He has been working on his own projects since 2015, presenting them in several contexts.

Ficha Técnica

  • Created and performed by
    Beatriz Valentim, Bruno Senune

    Original music and live performance
    Pedro Souza

    Texts and documentation
    Telma João Santos

    Costumes
    Ana Isabel Castro

    Lighting
    Mariana Figueiroa

  • Video
    Daniel Pinheiro

    Artistic residencies
    Teatro Municipal do Porto, A Gráfica – Centro de Criação Artística de Setúbal

    Provision of Space
    CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, Companhia Olga Roriz

    Co-produced by
    Instável – Centro Coreográfico, A Gráfica – Centro de Criação Artística de Setúbal

    Support
    Fundação GDA 

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