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There is no smoke without fire

Engaging young audiences with contemporary dance


An opportunity to get to know the inner workings of a show

2nd Edition in partnership with O Corpo da Dança


Engaging young audiences with contemporary dance, by accompanying the rehearsals and performances of Dialogues, by Henrique Furtado Vieira, under his guidance.

The group will analyse this creation in observation meetings and various practices (body expression, analysis, criticism and discussion).

Meeting Calendar - 18, 19, 26 February and 5 and 12 March, O Corpo da Dança, Torres Novas/Portugal

  1. Fire and Ashes - First meetings and analysis
  2. Spark - Studio Rehearsals and Practices
  3. Firewood - Analysing the starting point materials for the artistic work


About Dialogues

This show is a kind of living organism that possesses the performers.

In appearance and in their verbal speech, they take a one-day tour in Lisbon, keeping up trivial conversations and sharing memories.

At the same time, bodies project a collective imaginary space where each part of the body is a potential point of coupling, creating interstices, visible or invisible spaces, suggesting unreal events outside these bodies, or even creating a third body: a body of bodies.

By the ignition of bodies, words open up to unpredictability. On the one hand, they become vulnerable to the state of non-correspondence with gestures, composing a certain maladjustment, an incongruous misalignment. On the other hand, the presence of action on the words can reveal, paradoxically, not a division or a cut, but a symbiotic relationship between movement and discourse. From this encounter with the moving body, words can even make the imperceptible noticeable, allowing us to be able to mentally see things in front of us, to conjecture and create new meanings.

The action of the body finds multiple forms of organization that vibrate the trivial conversations, thus giving visibility to the sociological, but above all existential, absurd, tragic-comic dimension of the performative roles we sustain in our everyday social life. The body opens cracks in words and we plunge into the abysses, furies, monsters, silences, black holes, utopias and dystopias that throb within these dialogues that seem to tell us “everything is ok”.

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1st Edition 7 October - 25 November 2021, Colégio Nuno Álvares - Casa Pia, Espaço da Penha and Culturgest, Lisbon/Portugal