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Em Circulação > Dialogues by Henrique Furtado Vieira, 2021


by Henrique Furtado Vieira, 2021

This performance is a sort of living organism that encapsulates the performers.
The performers stroll through Lisbon on a day trip, that is both visual and verbal. They engage in small talk and share memories through which they create an archeology of what they mean to one another.
But alongside (or within) the small talk, the bodies project a collective imaginary space where each body area is a potential docking point, of gaps, of visible or invisible spaces, suggesting events outside those bodies, or even creating a third body: a body of bodies.
As bodies ignite, the spoken word opens up to unpredictability. On one hand, it becomes vulnerable to a state where gestures are disarranged, forming a certain incongruous maladjustment. On the other hand, the gestures' activity over the spoken word can paradoxically reveal not a division or cut, but a symbiotic relation between them.
As movement and body meet, the spoken word can make the perceptible imperceptible, allowing us to mentally see things in front of us, to conjecture and to create new meanings.
The body's action encounters multiple ways of organizing itself that throb the small talk,
giving visibility no tjust to the sociological dimension but mainly to the performance's existential, absurd, tragic-comic dimensions, that we sustain in everyday life, in our most trivial daily life.
The body opens cracks in the words allowing us to dive into the abysses, the furies, the monsters, the silences, the dark holes, the utopias and dystopias that resonate within these dialogues that seem to say that everything is alright.
This piece has no beginning and no end. One person dialogues. Three people dialogue. Infinite entities dialogue.

Ficha Artística

Artistic Direction and Creation
Henrique Furtado Vieira

Cocreation and Performance
Catarina Vieira, Leonor Mendes, Sérgio Diogo Matias

Light Design, Technical Direction and Scenic Space
Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz

Sound creation and Original Music
João Bento

Costume Design
Rita Álvares Pereira

Costume Assistant
Ana Sofia Vicente

Scenic Construction
Rita Pico

Dramaturgical Support
Joclécio Azevedo

O Rumo do Fumo

Vítor Alves Brotas | Agência 25

CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém

Coproduction Residency
O Espaço do Tempo

Artistic Residency and Support
Forum Dança, O Rumo do Fumo, Pro.dança, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa /Pólo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista

Maria Antónia Matias, Marta Ramos, Marta Vieira, Miguel Pereira, Sofia Dias, Tânia Guerreiro, Tiago Barbosa, Tomás Mendes, Vera Mantero, Vítor Roriz

Project financed by República Portuguesa - Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes
Project cofinanced by Garantir Cultura, Compete 2020, Portugal 2020 and European Union through European Regional Development Fund - ERDF
O Rumo do Fumo is financed by República Portuguesa - Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes


30 Setembro 2023, Circular Festival, Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde/Portugal
30 October 2021, Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas/Portugal
Premiere 27 - 28 August 2021, Destemporada, Pequeno Auditório, CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon/Portugal