Project Description

E-NXADA

27/jul 19h Largo de Donães | Guimarães
28/jul 19h Jardim D. Maria II (topo sul) | V. N. Famalicão
29/jul 11h Largo S. João Souto | Braga

Contemporary circus show referring to rurality, its deconstruction and image from an urban and contemporary perspective. Artistic research exploring the relation between the body and the object, which connects to the plastic installation, lightning and sound composition.
Going from the idea of the original and primary work and from its place in the current urban space, we have chosen an object that digs the times up to the present – the hoe. A symbol of work, a link between past and present, repetition and balance, common elements of the contemporary circus.
A poetical allusion to working the land, through an ancient object/implement that connects man to landscape. Ironic and one-off merge of contemporary objects that counterpoint the hoe. Starting from the ritual, repetition, going through struggle and endurance to get to germination. To explore the deconstruction of the hoe, bringing the spirit of rural materiality to urban context, increasingly non-material/evanescent.

Artistic & Technical Team 

Co-creation: ERVA DANINHA | BINAURAL/NODAR
Artistic direction and plastic: design VASCO GOMES, JULIETA GUIMARÃES
Performed and operated by: JORGE SANTOS, JULIETA GUIMARÃES, RODRIGO MATOS, VASCO GOMES
Sound composition: LUÍS COSTA
Lighting design: ROMEU GUIMARÃES
Co-production: TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO
Supported by: TEATRO MUNICIPAL DO PORTO, INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DO PORTO, CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE VOUZELA, IEFP, NIEPOORT

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