CO:LATERAL (2016-2018)

Né Barros e João Martinho Moura

CO:LATERAL – Dance and Media Art

CO: LATERAL was developed from the Nuve artwork, a project for performance and digital art. Initially presented in 2010, this solo interpreted by Né Barros, was the motif for several national and international publications. In Co:Lateral the body projected and extended itself in a relationship of intimacy with interactive virtual reality. The performative discourse resulting from this connection calls for an extraordinary moment, a poetic moment made of a mixture of realities, made of body, double and images. Co:Lateral evokes moments of the death of the swan immersed in an immaterial space of light and projection: a phantom of the archive of dance now returns to test itself in a reality of illusory imprisonment.

CO:LATERAL (by Né Barros and João Martinho Moura, 2016-2018)

Direction and choreography: Né Barros
Digital creation: João Martinho Moura
Performer: Sara Marú (2016); Sónia Cunha (2017,2018)
Music: João Martinho Moura
Costume Design: Né Barros
Production: Lucinda Gomes / balleteatro
Light design and Photography: João Martinho Moura
Video recorded by Raul Sousa
Software: João Martinho Moura (developed in openframeworks, special thanks to the OF community)
Research supervision: Paulo Ferreira-Lopes (Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa) and Né Barros (Balleteatro)
The performance contains a solo moment with music notations from le cygnethe carnival of the animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns (1886)

Duration: approximately 30 minutes

Presented at:

Arquipélago, Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Açores (18 Nov. 2016);
Coliseu do Porto, Porto (15 Dec. 2017);
Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas (24 Feb. 2018);
New Hand Lab, Covilhã (3 May, 2018);
Mira Artes Performativas, Porto (23 May 2018);
Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Guarda (15 Sep 2018);
Theatro Circo, Braga (ArtsIT conference) (25 October 2018).

Video excerpts:

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video teaser. Performance at Theatro Virgínia, 24 Feb 2018

 

Co:Lateral evokes moments of the death of the swan immersed in an immaterial space of light and projection: a phantom of the archive of dance now returns to test itself in a reality of illusory imprisonment.

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exhibition excerpts

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