Susana Domingos Gaspar

Classe do Jaime

Susana Domingos Gaspar

© Nuno Direitinho

September

23/09 thu 19:30
24/09 fri 21:00

CAMPO ALEGREAuditorium

Dance
MEXE — International Art and Community Meeting
Price 9€
Duration 45min
Age recommendation 12+
Interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language September 23 and 24 sessions
Distrust in political life, distance from the senses and bodies, increased strength of technology, climate emergency, social disorientation and emptying of public space dispute the everyday life of cities. In its sixth edition, MEXE – International Art and Community Meeting focuses on “the risk”, accepting it as a part of life, embracing it as essential to artistic creation.
The performance Classe do Jaime brings about that will to risk at the intersection of worlds that often seem distanced.
In the region of Santarém, which is the point of departure of this creation, in the parlance typical of Minde, there is no word for “dance”, but there are two for “ball”: O-do-Barreiro and Classe do Jaime. This is a peer work, based on the traditional dances from the Aire and Candeeiros mountain chains—a female dancer and a musician meet several groups for a continued practice of this kind of repertoire. Under the surface of the work, questions were asked summoning into the composition issues such as gender, eroticism and weight. What does traditional dance ask contemporary dance?


Susana Domingos Gaspar (1980, Torres Novas). She has a degree in dance from the Lisbon School of Dance, in choreography from Gulbenkian’s Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme, in community dance from Fórum Dança and in fasciatherapy/somatology. She performed for Madalena Victorino, Ainhoa Vidal and Filipa Francisco, and she also assisted creator Costanza Givone. She has been choreographing since 2005.

September

23/09 thu 19:30
24/09 fri 21:00

CAMPO ALEGREAuditorium

Dance
MEXE — International Art and Community Meeting
Price 9€
Duration 45min
Age recommendation 12+
Interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language September 23 and 24 sessions
Artistic direction MEXE — International Art and Community Meeting Hugo Cruz
Music Edgar Valente 
Performers Susana Domingos Gaspar, Edgar Valente 
Invited Rancho Folclórico Luz dos Candeeiros 
Technical director and lighting design Bruno Santos 
Original project image Sérgio Ferreira 
Theorical input Marisa Barroso 
Support Bolsa de Criação Filhos do Meio da Associação Cultural Materiais Diversos, Festival Bons Sons, Associação Mundo em Reboliço 
Residencies Convento do Carmo, Centro de Artes e Ofícios Roque Gameiro, Auditório de Cem Soldos 
Acknowledgments O Corpo da Dança, Fácil Contacto, Miguel Serra, Guilherme Correia, Joana Martins, Rancho Folclórico e Etnográfico do Casal Sentista, Rancho Folclórico “Os Camponeses” de Riachos, Rancho Folclórico Recreativo “Os Ceifeiros de Liteiros”, Rancho Folclórico de Gouxaria, Rancho Folclórico Luz dos Candeeiros (Arrimal), Rancho Folclórico e Cultural do Covão do Coelho, RA 100 
Co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto, MEXE — Encontro Internacional de Arte e Comunidade