Né Barros

Distante — Paisagens, Máquinas, Animais

Né Barros

© Pedro Figueiredo

February

17/02 fri 19:30
18/02 sat 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

affect ⁄ memory ⁄ bodies ⁄ landscape ⁄ transformation ⁄ dimensions
Premiere
Price 9€
Duration 1h
Age rating 6+
The motivation to make a series of projects around landscapes, machines and animals, arises from the need to think of a piece that would not be exhausted in a single show, but that could dialogue with other works. The recurrence of the landscape and the body as a landscape in my projects, even though it is not always in an obvious way, determined this work cycle that started with IO, will continue with Neve [Snow] and will have the third part with Distante [Distant]. This fictional adventure, as I mentioned, should result in an inter-play and intra-play dialogue. Paisagens, Máquinas e Animais [Landscapes, Machines and Animals], the concepts involved here, show three vanishing points in the definition of the human and, simultaneously, they open up as categories for thinking about the performing body. In all the pieces, these dimensions are present and intersect, although the starting point is located in each of the dimensions respectively. If in IO the body summons the animal and the mythological, the primitive and the technological, in Neve, the landscape emerges in its variants, that is, landscape as the outside, the exterior, the individual as an intelligent landscape, the emotional and sound landscape, the image filmed as a narrative landscape. The third object in this series, Distante, will focus mainly on the machine and the possibility of expanding the body and the place. Therefore, in this piece I will have João Martinho Moura as a collaborator and, also, Alexandre Soares, with whom I did numerous works. FAHR 021.3 collaborate in Neve and Distante. Initially this project had another title, Quinta-feira à tarde [Thursday afternoon], the title of an album by Brian Eno. The name was changed, but the intention remained, that of a place guided by a chronological time that eludes security and scale. Scale and distance, dimensions to relate the body to the machine, to understand the machine-body and the animal body.


Né Barros is a choreographer, dancer and researcher. In her projects she regularly collaborates with visual artists, photographers, film directors, directors and musicians. She graduated in classical dance, worked in contemporary dance and choreographic composition in the USA. She is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto. She is a Professor at ESAP – Escola Superior de Artes do Porto and invited to several institutions. PhD in Dance, Master in Dance Studies. She studied Theater. She is co-founder of Balleteatro and artistic director of the Family Film Project.

February

17/02 fri 19:30
18/02 sat 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

affect ⁄ memory ⁄ bodies ⁄ landscape ⁄ transformation ⁄ dimensions
Premiere
Price 9€
Duration 1h
Age rating 6+
Direction and choreography Né Barros
Music Alexandre Soares
Set design FAHR 021.3
Media Art João Martinho Moura 
Performed by Afonso Cunha, Beatriz Valentim, Bruno Senune, Marjorie Silva and Vivien Ingrams
Lighting design Nuno Meira
Fencing José Luís Guimarães 
Executive production Lucinda Gomes
Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Balleteatro

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