Body-Map-Book (2016) 2020-01-22T11:38:38+00:00

Project Description

Photos © Cláudia Morais


BODY-MAP-BOOK is a play that messes up the library. It starts from the BOOK as a specific object and as an inducer of transformative experiences of the BODY. It suggests the multiplication of different experiences, which lead to the discovery of new spaces and senses. A poetic game between two interpreters takes us on a journey where new MAPS are revealed. It opens a new dimension of the book, with the map and as a place of the body journey.
It also reveals a dimension of the body while inscribing a process translatable into books.

A piece for an audience that already reads and realises itself as a dynamic and growing reader.
A dance-theater performance, that starts from the book as an object, and the idea of traveling.
Brief excerpts of Fernando Pessoa and all his heteronyms are used during the piece. Although the text is in Portuguese, it will be translated to the native language of the country in which it is presented.

Première Municipal Library of Trafaria (Almada) – 10 to 12. 11.2016

Municipal Library of Monção (Minho) – 15 to 24.01.2016
Biblioteca Municipal de Estarreja – 11 to 13.01.2017
Convento São Francisco (Coimbra) – 21 and 22.04.2017
Biblioteca Municipal de Almada – 28 and 29.04.2017
Biblioteca da Escola Básica 2º e 3º ciclos D. Pedro II (Moita) – 05.05.2017
Biblioteca Municipal do Vale da Amoreira (Moita) – 11.05.2017
Biblioteca Municipal Maria Lamas (Monte da Caparica) – 19.05.2017
Biblioteca Municipal José Saramago (Feijó) – 25 to 27.05.2017
Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett/Feira do Livro do Porto – 16 and 17.092017
Biblioteca Pública de Évora/FIDANC – 19 and 20.10.2017
Biblioteca Municipal de Condeixa-a-Nova/Festival AR – 12 and 13.01.2018
Biblioteca Municipal de Soure/Festival AR – 16 and 17.02.2018
Biblioteca Municipal de Cantanhede/Festival AR – 23 and 24.02.2018
Biblioteca Municipal de Mira/Festival AR – 16 e 17.03.2018
Biblioteca Municipal de Sobral de Monte Agraço – 19.05.2018
Biblioteca Municipal Maria Lamas (Monte da Caparica) – 07.07.2018
Projeto MIRAGEM/bibliotecas escolares de Odemira, Colos e Vila Nova de Mil Fontes – 15 to 19.10.2018


Artistic Direction and Choreography Marina Nabais
Original idea, dramaturgy, interpretation, voice, 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, recording of 1957; Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves, Modest Mussorgsky, played by Boris Khaykin, Mariinsky Orchestra and Choir, recording of 1946
Video Patrícia Gomes
Executive Production João Moreira
Production Marina Nabais Dança, cultural association
Co-production Town Hall of Monção
Support Almada Town Hall, Trafaria Library
Support Portuguese Republic | Culture – DGArtes – General Direction of the Arts, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas
Acknowledgments Diogo Martinho – clubzic, Nádia Nogueira, Junta de Freguesia da Estrela, Pedro Faria
Age Rating over 8 years old
Duration 50 min