Artaud said: “Humans have to be given a body without organs. This is the only way to free them from their automatisms and give them back true freedom. They will be taught how to dance upside down and this will from then on be the right way to do it”.
Emma Goldman said: “If I can not dance at your revolution then I will not go.”
Espinoza asked: “What can a body do?”
These are the watchwords of a collective work (dance/performance/installation) that marks the World Dance Day and Freedom Day. Ana Borralho & João Galante, Vera Mantero, Rita Natálio, Joclécio Azevedo and all the other guest performers moved to a sub-region exhibiting an idea of dance: a dance involving the whole body and everything surrounding it, because it absorbs everything in order to exist, it crosses and intersects everything - a dance that does not separate the body from the spirit. That affects us all and it is simple for everyone because everyone has a body. And experiences with that body: of space, of time, of freedom. A dance in a condensed and restricted space, a space that elevates the density and power of the body. A dance with no form at all, unauthorised, contaminated, illegal and perhaps, for these reasons, possible.
Co-creation and Performance
Premiere - 26 - 29 April 2012, A propósito do Dia da Liberdade e do Dia Mundial da Dança, Sub-palco, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisbon/Portugal