Folklore is the body of tales, music, dance, and so forth, common to a particular population. [New World Encyclopedia]
In Paradigm, I create a DIY folklore for bodies with blurry identities, inventing alternative fictional artefacts, narratives, dances, rituals and music.
A Body, as a mechanical piece of a bigger organic body - the stage itself. It moves as if operating something with consequences that are never direct or evident. We can recognise the criteria of an operation but not its consequences, redirecting our attention from the thing produced, to the body itself, the quality of it's movement and the politics it evokes. A worker, an artisan, a figure of labor that comes from a time before the division between the architect and the brick-layer. The construction of playful realities, with concrete materials and complex home-made engineering.
A body that through this practice enters a process of abstraction, trying to escape it's own anthropomorphism.
To be human, as to be the theatrical building, disengaged of the pursuit of an essence.
A performance by
Dinis Machado (SE/PT)
Music and sound by
Hanna Kangassalo (SE/FI),
Robert Tenevall (SE)
and Erik Sjölin (SE)
Pedro Machado (BR/UK)
Gonçalo Ferreira (PT)
Jorge Gonçalves (DE/PT)
with the associate Producer
Clair Hicks (UK)
Interim Kultur (SE)
With the co-production of
Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (PT),
Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto/PT),
Dance4 (Nottingham / UK)
Created In residency at
Campo Alegre Teatro Municipal (Porto/PT),
Gothenburg Dans & Teater Festival + Vitlycke
Centre for Performing Art (Gothenburg/SE),
Dance4 + Lace Market Gallery (Nottingham/UK)
With the support of
Arts Council England (UK) and
DGArtes/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura (PT)
Dinis Machado is an associated artist of