In CÁPSULA (“Capsule”) a choreographic approach was merged with the process of devised theatre, where movement phrases were collectively derived and incorporated with the performers own texts as well as with original music created for the piece. It was awarded a grant by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The stage of this work is a non-place where performers wait for the end to come while struggling with its approach, leading them to freak out and question different Western and Eastern philosophical as well as practical perspectives upon the notion of “end”. Is the end and end at all since an end always entails a beginning which foretells the continuation of what was before? Is not my body continuously ending through the shedding of cells that never cease to die? This established a speculative dialectics between the performers that was fed by the inclusion of a skype conversation in real time and all the present moment risks and struggles it generated.
The stage of CÁPSULA was covered in plastic bags collected at the doors of shops like H&M and Zara, leftovers from the end of the season that were incorporated into the staged dialectics by forming figures, being threatened to death, captured, seized and let go, transformed yet never destroyed nor “ended”.
◖+◗ CREATION AND PERFORMANCE João Estevens, Mafalda Miranda Jacinto, Mariana Nobre Vieira, Tiago Mansilha; ◖+◗ SOUND DESIGN Francisco Barahona, Manuel Leal; ◖+◗ LIGHT DESIGN Inês Sanches; ◖+◗ PRODUCTION Rabbit Hole; ◖+◗ FINANCIAL SUPPORT Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; ◖+◗ SUPPORT C.e.m. – Centro Arte e Movimento, Rua das Gaivotas6/ Teatro Praga
⌜December 2-4th, 2015⌟ Escola das Gaivotas, Lisbon [PT]
⌜December 12th, 2015⌟ malavoadora.porto, Porto [PT]
⌜January 30th, 2016⌟ Teatro Sá da Bandeira, Santarém [PT]