Of Silk (2015) 2023-08-22T10:15:52+00:00

Project Description

Photos © Sara Roda; Inês Galvão Teles

Of Silk

Woven yarns to soften the air.
Where is their origin? To what point are they oriented? What lines do they provoke?
An invisible labyrinth inhabited by a dancer, which generates transformation. A device that shapes and refines itself, allowing the objectification of space, time, and sound through dance. It materializes, thus, the immaterial.
A game between real and virtual is proposed, expressed in the invisibility of the silk threads and in a choreography made unpredictable by the space itself. A path of secrets and aesthetic, sonorous and abstract magic.

Artistic direction, choreography, interpretation Marina Nabais
Choreographic assistance Ainhoa Vidal
Sound space Gonçalo Alegria
Costumes Ainhoa Vidal, Marina Nabais, Nuno Nogueira
Set design Marina Nabais in collaboration with Gonçalo Alegria
Light design Miguel Cruz
Video Vagalume Filmes
Production Marina Nabais Dança, associação cultural
Co-production Culturgest
Supporters City Council of Almada, Clara Andermatt Company, DEVIR, IF Barcelona Festival, Teatro Extremo
Acknowledgements Aninha Elyseu, Ângela Ribeiro, Catarina Alfaia, Clara Antunes, Rita Borges

Duration 45min
Target Audience M/8 years

The show works particularly well with the teen audience due to its specific physicality and the sensorial stimulus induced by the body in contact with the scenic device, producing vibration and a great deal of tension between sound and silence. De silk also hosts an imagery of animated forms. The audience tends to recognize images and produce narratives related to organic aspects.

Première Festival IF (Barcelona) 04.11.2015

Antic Thetre (Barcelona) 08.11.2015
Teatro Estúdio António Assunção (Almada) 21.11.2015
Culturgest (Lisboa) – 02 e 03.04.2016
Arquipélago-Centro de Artes Contemporâneas (Açores) – 17.06.2016
Teatro Garcia de Resende (Évora) – 18.10.2017
Museu da Marioneta (Lisboa) – 03 and 04.05.2018