DI Residency: International Associate Artist Cristina Planas Leitão

Mon 22 May 2017 - Fri 26 May 2017
12:00 - 18:00

Cristina is in residence at DanceHouse for one week with her collaborator Daniela Cruz to develop her new piece, UM / ONE [unimal].

For more on the International Associate Artist programme and past artists, see here.  Keep reading for more on Cristina's work.

ONE Resists.

ONE Moves Through, never stopping.

ONE does not give in to failure and goes on.

ONE gladiates, fights, exists.

ONE remains and subsists.

ONE is a collective moment of resistance and resistance in all movements.

ONE is collective, is assembly.

ONE survives.

ONE is.

ONE [unimal] deals mainly with the idea of survival. Survival is simultaneously what subsists after a disappearance and what remains from previous times. Concepts such as continuity, permanence, maintenance, subsistence and resistance become key in the development of the piece.

The central theme, is therefore unfolded in two sub-vectors, that are intertwined and worked through exhaustion:

-        Subsistence after a disappearing, which represents the evident connection with my previous work FM [featuring mortuum], by the choice of the performer.

-        Permanence of habits and customs from previous times, being revealed by the research of social and political movements of resistance that arise as structured effort against and installed authority creating the binary movements of resistance / resistant movements or resistant dances/ resistance in dance.

ONE is a solo that invokes the idea of one sole body, representing a collective and common history throughout a research on the place of dance and its impact on our survival and in the manifesting bodies of today.

ONE intends to investigate a continuous physicality, that never stops and transcends, fighting constantly for the permanence on stage and whose exhaustion and perseverance may be witnessed live.

Concept, Choreography and Artistic Direction Cristina Planas Leitão, Performance and Movement co-creation Daniela Cruz, Light design & Technical Direction Cárin Geada, Soundscape Flávio Rodrigues, Dramaturgical Support Victor Hugo Pontes, Sound Technician and Sound space Pedro Lima, Executive Production Célia Machado, Support to communication and Advice Joana Ferreira, Graphic Design Eduardo Ferreira, Photography Susana Neves, Video registration Sofia Arriscado
Production BACtéria Associação Cultural
Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Aveirense
Premiere April 2018 - Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente
Co-presenters Centro de Arte de Ovar; Casa das Artes Famalicão, among others
Support to the creation and residencies 2017/2018 - MD Kollektiv, Koln (DE); Dance Ireland, Dublin (IR); Teatro Nacional S. João, Porto (PT); Centro Danza Canal, Madrid (ES); Materiais Diversos/ Grand Studio Brussels (PT/BE); O Espaço do Tempo (PT); Musibéria, Serpa (PT); Musibéria (PT); Companhia Instável, Porto (PT); NAVE, Santiago (CL); 23Milhas/ CM Ílhavo (PT).
With the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

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