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Masterclass BODY SPACE LIGHT | Romeu Correia Forum, Almada
16 November, 2022 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Photo ©Inês Galvão Teles
Body Space Light is born from the improvised meeting on stage between two people that communicate with each other: one through the Body; the other through the Light.
The Space, created by silence, is the basis for a mutual understanding that can only be reached by actively listening to the other.
Without a pre-defined theme or any previous orientation, the moments that emerge are, for this very reason, unrepeatable.
Body Light Space is a performance that requires only the availability of both artists and audience to observe and experience the uniqueness of the moment, materialized by the body and the light in movement.
About the project
The Body Space Light exploration phase began in 2021, as part of Marina Nabais’ Project Silence (2020).
The Project Silence emerged as an urgent need to stop and reflect on the research in action in the area of movement/dance, after a long intense period of artistic production in the previous years.
It is, simultaneously, a sharing space that materializes a place of non-reaction, of voluntary, sensitive and conscious action.
The search and the encounter with a certain measure of effort make this project the culmination of an investigation already developed in other creations and in Marina Nabais’ Master’s thesis in Movement Theater.
This project is a call for suspension, an experience of the state of unpredictability in which real-time composition and meditation come together. The dramaturgy is given by a posture, which is social and political, of silence, a dynamic stop in these days when acceleration is the watchword.
The Project Silence is subdivided into 4 actions: the choreographic conference Silence Space Movement, the performance Body Space Light, the performance Tuning Silence, and the video installations Excerpts from Tuning Silence.
In 2022, the intention is to consolidate the work started with Body Space Light, creating an opportunity for the development of the research and experimentation process.
Although the process began in 2021, with a single presentation at the Marvila Municipal Library, its embryonic stage prevented the project from being disseminated and presented to the public in other contexts. Therefore, the necessary space will be given so that Body Space Light can be further developed.
Co-creation Marina Nabais and Miguel Cruz
Performance movement and costumes Marina Nabais
Light performance Miguel Cruz
Video recording Eva Ventura Ângelo
Executive production Marina Nabais Dança, Associação Cultural
Cultural Consultancy Sara Santana
Target Audience Youth, students, adults, educational community
Dates and times
16th of November | 14h00
Venue Fórum Romeu Correia, Almada (integrated in the Almada Theatre Show 2022)
More about Project Silence