April 23 & 26 @ Stockholm // MDT // DOCH MA Graduation Works
Dinis Machado will present three works developed during the MA in Choreography at DOCH distributed in the following schedule:
17:00 to 19:00 "Cosmogony" - 10 minute one-to-one performance on Stage - please book your time @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yy8TFiDpLIZSy3dasNVFq53rXvooZ-hSCpCB7yijK64/edit#gid=0
20.00 "Out in Space (Experiences on Autonomy)" and "Tenderness" on Stage.
13:30 "Out in Space (Experiences on Autonomy)" and "Tenderness" on Stage
17:00 to 18:00 "Cosmogony" - 10 minute one-to-one performance in Studio 1 - plese book your time@ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yy8TFiDpLIZSy3dasNVFq53rXvooZ-hSCpCB7yijK64/edit#gid=0
Three projects by Dinis Machado
with Ellen Söderhult, Anne Lise Le Gac, Alex Nagy and Mandi Tiukkanen
Artistic advice by Jens Strandberg and Dalija Acin Thelander
“In my previous works, performers constructed and maintained spaces, that were scenic mechanisms, through a deep (civic) engagement with the ecosystems that every performance proposed. This duty of maintenance allowed them to project their utopias there. One year ago I left Portugal by reasons not difficult to guess for any newspaper reader. During this two-year research program my work adapted to a new context of production that was also dramaturgical - a need to not depend on the context. Basically, space effectually disappeared from my works.” - Dinis
In "Out in Space (Experiences on Autonomy)", Dinis put things together, like homeless children convert an old coca-cola can into a car, an ashtray, or a bird. They react as proto-alchemical figures - like fetuses or galaxies - silently, very alive and floating in the space that hosts them. And most of all: infinitely potential.
In "Tenderness" he develops and overlays two practices in the attempt to reconstruct a community. A physical practice where performers continuously maintain and transform each other indirectly in an exercise of anonymous care. And a practice of projecting and describing other realities in such a detail that allows as to foresee their materiality, as an exercise to share utopias and amplify our perspectives of futures.