Body-Map-Book (2016) 2022-09-08T09:52:32+00:00

Project Description

Photos © Cláudia Morais


Body-Map-Book is a piece that disrupts the library. It starts from the BOOK, as a specific object and as an inducer of transforming experiences of the BODY. It proposes a multiplication of plastic experiences that lead to the discovery of new spaces and senses.
It opens a dimension of the book as a map and place for the bodily journey and a dimension of the body.
A play for an audience that already reads.
A show adaptable to various spaces.

Artistic direction and choreography Marina Nabais
Original idea, dramaturgy, interpretation, voice and set design Joana Pupo and Marina Nabais
Text Joana Pupo and Marina Nabais; excerpts from texts by Alberto Caeiro, Álvaro de Campos, Fernando Pessoa and Ricardo Reis
Costumes Nuno Nogueira
Original music Gonçalo Alegria; Sarabande (Cello Suite No. 3), Joahnn Sebastian Bach, played by Gaspar Cassado, 1957 recording; Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves, Modest Mussorgsky, played by Boris Khaykin, Mariinsky Orchestra and Choir, 1946 recording
Video Patrícia Gomes
Executive Production João Moreira
Production Marina Nabais Dança, associação cultural
Co-production Monção City Council
Supported by Almada City Council, Trafaria Library, Portuguese Government / General Directorate of Arts, Gaivotas Cultural Center
Acknowledgements Diogo Martinho – clubzic, Nádia Nogueira, Junta de Freguesia da Estrela, Pedro Faria

Duration 50min
Target Audience M/8 years

Première Trafaria Library (Almada) – November 10 to 12, 2016

Biblioteca da Trafaria (Almada)/Mostra de Teatro de Almada (Almada Theater Show) – November 10 to 12, 2016
Municipal Library of Monção – November 15 to 24, 2016
Municipal Library of Estarreja – January 11 to 13, 2017
Convent of São Francisco (Coimbra) – April 21 and 22, 2017
Municipal Library of Almada – April 28th and 29th, 2017
Library of the Basic School 2nd and 3rd Cycles D. Pedro II (Moita) – May 5, 2017
Municipal Library of Vale da Amoreira (Moita) – May 11, 2017
Maria Lamas Municipal Library (Monte da Caparica) – May 19, 2017
Municipal Library José Saramago (Feijó) – May 25-27, 2017
Almeida Garrett Municipal Library/Oporto Book Fair – September 16 and 17, 2017
Public Library of Évora/FIDANC – October 19 and 20, 2017
Municipal Library of Condeixa-a-Nova/Festival AR – January 12 and 13, 2018
Municipal Library of Soure/Festival AR – February 16 and 17, 2018
Municipal Library of Cantanhede/Festival AR – February 23 and 24, 2018
Municipal Library of Mira/Festival AR – March 16 and 17, 2018
Municipal Library of Sobral de Monte Agraço – May 19, 2018
Maria Lamas Municipal Library (Monte da Caparica) – July 07, 2018
MIRAGEM Project/school libraries of Odemira, Colos and Vila Nova de Mil Fontes – October 15-19, 2018
Torres Vedras Municipal Library – April 27, 2019
Eduardo Lourenço Municipal Library (Guarda) – December 5, 2020
Municipal Library of Barreiro – December 12, 2020
Casa Fernando Pessoa (Lisbon) – November 13, 2021