Dinis Machado: Paradigm

Dinis Machado: Paradigm

25th May 2016

A performance by Dinis Machado (SE/PT)

With original music by
Hanna Kangassalo (SE/FI), Robert Tenevall (SE), Erik Sjölin (SE)
with additional voices by Lillemor Tenevall, Kai Kangassalo, Gonçalo Ferreira, Britta Amft, Dinis Machado

Set, light and costume construction
Dinis Machado (SE/PT)

Outside eyes
Pedro Machado (BR/UK), Gonçalo Ferreira (PT), Jorge Gonçalves (DE/PT)

Folklore is the body of tales, music, dance, and so forth, common to a particular population. [New World Encyclopedia]

A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence. [Merriam-Webster Dictionary]

In Paradigm, we work on a DIY folklore for bodies with blurry identities, created through fictional artifacts, narratives, dances, rituals and songs.

Paradigm is a dance of an exoticism from nowhere. A ritual claim for difference and citizenship. A landscape created from a cadavre exquis of paradoxical references coming from the places where we were born, the places where we live, places we have never been, and most of all, from fictional places. All of them glued together with daily practice.

The body, as a mechanical piece of a bigger organic body - the stage itself. This body engages in a ceremony with consequences that are never direct or evident, but it is also a figure of labor coming from a time before the division between the architect and the bricklayer. A working body producing abstract symbols with concrete materials and a complex homemade engineering. A body that through this practice enters a process of abstraction, attempting to escape its own anthropomorphism.

To be a human, as to be the theatrical building, disengaged of the pursuit of a (cultural) essence.

Anything from £0 to £15.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

Produced by Corp. (PT) and Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (PT),
with the associate Producer Clair Hicks (UK)
and administration by Interim Kultur (SE)

With the co-production of
Weld (Stockholm/SE), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto/PT), Dance4 (Nottingham / UK) and Gothenburg Dans & Teater Festival (Gothenburg/SE)

Created In residency at
Weld (Stockholm/SE), MARC (Kivik/SE), Campo Alegre Teatro Municipal (Porto/PT), Alkantara (Lisboa/PT), ​Gothenburg Dans & Teater Festival + Vitlycke Centre for Performing Art (Gothenburg/SE), Devir/Capa (Faro/PT), Dance4 + Lace Market Gallery (Nottingham/UK)

With the support of
Konstnärsnämnden (SE), Kulturrådet (SE), Arts Council England (UK) and DGArtes/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura (PT)

Dinis Machado is an associated artist of
Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (PT) and Weld (SE)
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