Barco Dance Collection is a project were I, Dinis Machado, invite other choreographers, to choreograph a short solo (10 to 15 min) for myself as a dancer.
It is a collection of dances rather then a collection of dance performances (in the interdisciplinary sense of a stage performance where the light, the sound, the set and the costumes build something together). The proposal for the choreographers is to think that the space were this dances happen is not the room where we are in but within the body itself. This is a collection of dances where dance is looked and worked on as something autonomous.
The project will arrive to a public through evenings where a group of dances are shown together. They will mostly not be shown on stages but in other varied types of spaces. Barco is therefore designed to be presented anywhere. Being the performative condition of dance practice mostly immaterial, as a map, this collection is as well a gathering of practices rather then the objects that surround it.
A project initiated and performed by Dinis Machado (SE/PT),
with choreographies by Dan Daw (UK), Lucy Suggate (UK), Vicky Malin (UK), Robbie Synge (UK), Katerina S. Andreou (GR/FR), Javiera Péon-Veiga (CL), Elisabete Finger (BR), Rosalind Goldberg (SE), Rebecka Stillman (SE), Rachel Tess (US/SE), Jorge Gonçalves (DE/PT), Ali Moini (IR/FR), Miguel Jaime (UY/AR), Conny Carlsson (SE), Anna Koch (SE), among others to come...
and Curatorial Gaze essays by Kate Marsch (UK), Chris Lewis-Jones (UK), Flora Wellesley Wesley (UK), among others to come...
Project produced by BARCO
Performed and co-produced in residency at Weld (Stockholm), Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (St Mª da Feira), Dance4 (Nottingham), Konstnärsnämnden (Stockholm), MARC (Kivic), Nave (Chile), METAL (Peterborough), Dance4 (Nottingham), Critical Path (Sydney), Weld (Stockholm), Inter Arts Centre (Malmo), Festival International de Danza Contemporânea de Uruguay (Montevideo).
With the support of Konstnärsnämnden (SE), Kulturrådet (SE), Arts Council England (UK) and DGArtes (PT)