by and with cyriaque villemaux & joão dos santos martins
light design: rui monteiro, adaptation: pedro correia
Co-production: Circular Festival de Artes Performativas, Alkantara Festival
Production and diffusion: Circular Associação Cultural
Residencies: Alkantara, O Espaço do Tempo, danceWEB through Life Long Burning with the support of the
Culture Programme of the European Union, A22, Graner, Circular Festival de Artes Performativas
Co-presentation: Alkantara with the support of DNA/Culture Programme of the European Union
Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Teatro Sá da Bandeira - Santarém
Acknowledgements: Fórum Dança, O Rumo do Fumo, Nome Próprio, O Espaço do Tempo

3 october 2015 - (premiere) - circular festival - vila do conde
9-10 october 2015 - teatro sá da bandeira - santarém
12 october 2015 - beursschouwburg - brussels
17-19 mai 2016 - CN D/RCI - paris
27-28 mai 2016 - alkantara festival - lisboa
27-28 january 2017 - hiroshima - barcelona
3 february 2017 - guidance/ccfvf - guimarães
31 march 2017 - ccfm - maputo
11 may 2017 - serralves - porto
8 june 2017 - pt.17 - montemor-o-novo
27 & 29 june 2017 - impulstanz - vienna
2 december 2017 - comédias do minho - paredes de couro

Autointitulado was made in order to forget a number of improvisations we danced in a studio designed for that purpose. These recorded dances, deleted since then, carried residues that we identified as influences, as many striking images. Each known or anonymous model, whose weight stiffens our limbs, has inspired the composition of dances according to our memory. The time gaps between the models we reproduced suppose a kind of narration. We did not exaggerate its effects. It is not about another staged dance history but a studio practice brought out of the aquarium to be asphyxiated once for all. If only.

The making of this piece would have been impossible without the help of technical devices which today could appear as basic: a cheap video camera, a cheap sound recorder, a so-called smartphone, two computers connected to Internet. These utensils were used in the simplest manner, most often far from our hands.

The recorded materials come from the following cities: Barcelona, Bruges, Brussels, Lisbon, Ostend, Porto, Santarém, Vienna. The dates coincide with the European summer holidays during the months of June, July and August. These materials were hence gathered in the manner of vacations' documents, ours and those of the people present at that same time.

João & Cyriaque, 10/2015

© josé carlos duarte

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