GOLDEN is a project that unites two generations of portuguese contemporary dance, Mariana Tengner Barros and Carlota Lagido, two dancers that by means of their performatic afinities can create particular speeches about women, repositioning her place of power in the statement of choreographic contents. It's in this confrontation with their subjective universes that I intend to create an alchemic process that reveals a new state of creation for the two interpreters.
GOLDEN emerges from the underground of Mariana Tengner Barros and Carlota Lagido to transform those places in simulacra of their images through multimedia elements and to contribute with those transmutations to obtain an elixir that ascends to an idea of iconic eternity. Materials of their former performances will be conjured to spread out through a phantasmagoric look of their artistic Alter Egos through resources like video and music.
GOLDEN is about the degradation of the Self, a game of appearances, a dispute of Egos. This "Diva combat" has three goals: the first is transmutate Mariana and Carlota like inferior metals to gold, the second is fabricate their own eternity and the third is the edification of an artificial iconographic life through inanimated performatic materials, creating an utopic clone of their Personas. This combat counts with the dramaturgy of João Manuel Oliveira, gender studies specialist, costumes by Antonio MV and light designer Nuno Patinho.
Colour images © Susana Paiva
Small gray image @António MV
Concept: TIAGO CADETE
Co-creation and performance: MARIANA TENGNER BARROS and CARLOTA LAGIDO
Dramaturgy collaborator: JOÃO MANUEL OLIVEIRA
Costume: ANTÓNIO MV
Technical Director: NUNO PATINHO
Coproduction: CITEMOR - FESTIVAL DE MONTEMOR-O-VELHO [PT] and FESTIVAL TEMPS D´IMAGES [PT]
EIRA is supported by the GOVERNMENT OF PORTUGAL - SECRETARY FOR CULTURE / DGARTES - DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR THE ARTS
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