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Vibrant Matter, Landscape, Dance and Other Stories..
Vibrant Matter is theoretical and practical research that challenges frames of performance. It develops from touch in its many possibilities, leading from somatic practices onto performance practices. It’s based from the notion that everything is vibration and therefor all the elements of the space are in relation. The communication in between happens through the choreography.
This research has already three different outcomes: Designed for Touch presented in Prague National Gallery, Alfred Vê Dvoré Theatre in Prague, Alta Studio in Prague and Gertrude Ielas Theatre in Riga; Kinetic Landscapes presented at the Museum La Farinera Del Clot and Espaço Mutuo Gallery in Barcelona; and Velvet Carpet 1st Study presented at the National Choreography Centre of Montpellier. These outcomes took different shapes, different relations with sound and light, and were presented within different frames and spaces, from the white cube to the black box and what can be in between.
In the constant exploring for bridges between dance and landscape, Landscapes in Motion creates the possibility to connect landscape perception with somatic practices. It starts as a residency project at the Cévennes. Here I interviewed different people that use their bodies as tools for landscape perception ranging from a dowser to a story teller, a geo-biologist, a transhumance shepherd, among others. After analyzing all the interviews, the parallel was clear between the way they use their bodies and somatic techniques used in contemporary dance.
The first outcome was GreenMan, a danced lecture presented at the Château d’Assas in Le Vigan, France. The first choreographic translation of Landscapes in Motion had the first public sharing with Prendre Corps, performed in June 2015 at National Choreography Centre of Montpellier, France. The second public sharing was the dance installation - Eu- Globulus - presented the 4 and 5 June 2016 at Serralves in Festa, Oporto, Portugal. The third: Talking Lázaro, at Jardim de São Lázaro, Oporto, Portugal, part of Dias da Dança Festival.