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Professorship

Embodied practice – B.A. in Theatre

01 October 2019 – 31 July 2022

Mondays, Fridays 11:30 a.m. – 01:30 p.m., Wednesdays 04:30 – 06:30 p.m.

Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

The aim of the curricular unit Embodied practice consists of developing movement perception and its expression, convoking different approaches that stem from somatic practices, contemporary dance, and internal martial arts. Throughout experimentation on the relation body-other-space-time, both the training and composition become ways of integrating tools for research and creation, and therefore developing technical and expressive skills. Deep listening of the movement of the body and imagination lead to the recognition of events and their small changes, as we continuously follow the difference of each moment.

Where & Organization:
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Avenida Marquês de Pombal, 22 B
2700-571 Amadora
Phone: (+351) 214 989 400, (+351) 965 912 370, (+351) 910 510 304
Email: estc@estc.ipl.pt
Website: https://www.estc.ipl.pt/
Photo credit: “At Once”, choreography Deborah Hay (SPCP/2009), solo adaptation Ana Mira in collaboration with Francisco Tropa

Talk

“Porta” by Francisco Janes | Screening and Talk

31 August 2021

Tuesday 09:00 p.m.

Galerias Municipais — Pavilhão Branco

The premiere screening of the film “Porta” by Francisco Janes (produced by PORTA33) marks the closing of the exhibition “On the edge of the landscape comes the world”, which has been organized by Galerias Municipais in partnership with PORTA33 and curated by the Post-Graduate Course in Art Curatorship at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon | Institute of History of Art (NOVA-FCSH). The screening will be followed by a conversation with Ana Mira, Catarina Claro, Carolina Vieira and Hélder Folgado will take place at Pavilhão Branco. The film director Francisco Janes and the directors of PORTA33, Cecília Vieira de Freitas and Maurício Pestana Reis will also be present for the screening and the talk.

Organization:
Galerias Municipais, Porta33 and Post-Graduate Course in Art Curatorship at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon | Institute of History of Art (NOVA-FCSH).
Jardim do Palácio Pimenta,
Campo Grande,
1700-091 Lisboa
Phone: (+351) 215 891 259
Email (booking required): bilheteira@galeriasmunicipais.pt
Website: https://galeriasmunicipais.pt/programa-publico/porta/
Photo credit: Galerias Municipais – Pavilhão Branco

Work session
Degree Zero of the Company | To draw a tangent between Dance and Philosophy

29 May 2021

Saturday 11:00

This is an online event (Zoom)

Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte /Rogério Nuno Costa

In this work session, we will study and discuss the intersections between Dance and Philosophy based on the work of researcher Ana Mira, addressing the areas of the body, movement, dance, philosophy, and aesthetics. This time, “Grau Zero da Companhia” joins the International Festival of Street Arts Imaginarius, in Santa Maria da Feira, which this year takes place in a double format: in-person and online. The working session with Ana Mira will take place in the Zoom Room of the Contemporary Ballet of the North.

Organization:
Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte
Rua São Paulo da Cruz, 12
4520-278 Santa Maria da Feira
Email: bcnproducao@gmail.com
Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/999306503939175?ref=newsfeed

Conference
The body to come
19 May 2021

Wednesday 18:30

This is an online event (Zoom)

Culturgest

“When social distancing transcends metaphor and becomes a physical reality, we are inevitably forced to become accustomed to new constellations of bodies and spaces. The body remains one of the most challenging questions of contemporary life, at a time when there is a record use of antidepressants, nutritional advice and health, and fitness applications, but also when people are resisting the pathologizing of transgender identities, condemning behaviors based on race and learning to cope with the outbreak of the pandemic emergency”.
With Ana Mira, Clara Saraiva, Gisela Casimiro, Gonçalo M. Tavares, João Tavares, Pedro Machado, Sílvia Pinto Coelho
Curators: Andreia Páscoa and Joana Braga
Moderator: Marta Rema

Organization:
Culturgest
Edifício-sede da Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Rua Arco do Cego, 50
1000–300 Lisbon
Phone: (+351) 21 790 51 55
Email: culturgest.bilheteira@cgd.pt
Website: https://www.culturgest.pt/pt/programacao/corpo-por-vir/
Photo credit: Culturgest

Audio Essay

The stroke in minimal gestures

The body to come microsite

Online

Culturgest 

If the shoelace thread is not tied or untied and remains loose, it vibrates in the hands, creates sounds, and follows a trail, wandering with Yves – the teenager in the film “Le Moindre Geste”, by Fernand Deligny, Josée Manenti, and Jean- Pierre Daniel (1971). The trace in minimal gestures seeks to reflect on the forms of existence that are envisaged in that environment amongst beings, objects and the surroundings.

Organization:
Culturgest
Edifício-sede da Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Rua Arco do Cego, 50
1000–300 Lisbon
Phone: (+351) 21 790 51 55
Email: culturgest.bilheteira@cgd.pt
Website: https://www.culturgest.pt/pt/media/o-corpo-por-vir/
Photo credit: “Le Moindre Geste”, Fernand Deligny, Josée Manente and Jean-Pierre Daniel (1971). 

Theory Course
Aesthetics – Writings and Testimonies
1, 8, 15, 22 March, 5 and 12 April 2021

Mondays 18:00 – 20:30

This is an online event (Zoom)

ar.co – Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual

“Letters that are not mailed cease to be missives for possible friends; they turn into archived things” (Peter Sloterdijk, 2009). Writings and testimonies of, and about, artists, in their varied forms – diaries, letters, lessons, and reflections – allow us to explore the creative process, as well as the reflections of aesthetics and philosophy on this theme, by traveling in a non-linear way through generations, epochs and art movements (looking at instances of romanticism, modernity, modernism, postmodernism, and contemporary art). Instead of becoming archival material, the writings become messages for their recipients and possible friends.
 *Sloterdijk, Peter. “Rules for the Human Zoo: a response to the Letter on Humanism”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2009, volume 27, pp. 12 – 28.

Price:
110€ + 11€ (inscription) + 2,50 (insurance)
Where & Organization:
ar.co Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual
Antigo Mercado de Xabregas, Rua Gualdim Pais, 1900-255, Lisboa
Phone: (+351) 21 880 10 10
Email: secretaria@arco.pt
Website: https://arco.pt; https://calendar.time.ly/m7mslltt/event/61794899/20210301000000
Photo credit: Andreia Nóbrega (Courtesy of Porta 33)

Theory Course
Aesthetics – Experience and Experimentation
7, 14, 21 December 2020, 4, 11, and 18 January 2021

Mondays 18:00 – 20:30

This is an online event (Zoom)

ar.co – Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual

In the creative act, as in its reception, aesthetic experience tends to exceed the limits of perceptibility. Following in the path of the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s transcendental empiricism, the course will approach this fact from the perspective of an aesthetics of the virtual, where the perception of forms can be amplified through the forces that trigger, populate and express them. 
We will study the following three main axes while establishing connections with different artistic processes and philosophical thoughts from other authors that sustain the meaning that passes through them: trace, time, minor.

Price:
110€ + 11€ (inscription) + 2,50 (insurance)
Where & Organization:
ar.co Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual
Antigo Mercado de Xabregas, Rua Gualdim Pais, 1900-255, Lisboa
Phone: (+351) 21 880 10 10
Email: secretaria@arco.pt
Website: https://arco.pt; https://calendar.time.ly/m7mslltt/event/61794895/20201207000000
Photo credit: Andreia Nóbrega (Courtesy of Porta 33)

Curation
Coalesce, in the space of the body in thought
Continuous and collective seminar on drawing, dance and philosophy
February 2020 – September 2021

Porta33

Coalesce, in the space of the body in thought is a continuous seminar of drawing, dance and philosophy, particularly on the body, which brings together a group of artists, philosophers, researchers, and teachers. The project will run bi-monthly, between 2020-2021, at Porta33, for a wide audience aged between 3 and 70 years old, with and without experience, also in previous projects of Porta33. Coalesce is a place for experimentation of the body and its philosophical reflection, through embodied practices of movement, drawing, reading, writing, and dialogue developed in a participative and collaborative environment. The nature of this project gives priority to artistic and philosophical research developed through the voice of each of the participants, in a regime of sharing the sensible between life and art. It is intended that the series of practices and theories, in coalescence, encourage the lived experience, the knowledge, and the revelation of oneself. With: Ana Godinho, Clara Bevilaqua, Dora Vicente, Emília Pinto de Almeida, Joana Pupo, José Gil, Manuel Rodrigues, Maria Filomena Molder, Mariana Lemos, Rita Pedro, Sofia Neuparth, Tomás Cunha Ferreira.

Where & Organization:
Porta33
Rua do Quebra Costas, 33, 9000-034 Funchal – Ilha da Madeira
Phone: (+351) 291 743 038
Email: porta33@porta33.com
Website: https://porta33.com/porta33_madeira/eventos/content_eventos/coalescer/coalescer_apresentacao.html
Photo credit: Courtesy of Porta33