Cena#1: Valéria Martins (Brazil)



Incompleto is a performance that uses interaction between body and object to create an aesthetic experience. Visiting Phenomenology of Perception, reference work of the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and the idea of the body as experience of “being in the world”, the action has as an object axis that is only physically complete when integrated by bodies – acrobatics, vigorous, courageous. The walls of the object around a void where the bodies inserts, creating a sense of pertinent; belonginess . The perception of the viewer is given as perspectives and cutouts and leaves room for doubt. Is it a cylinder of which a human body is part? Are they bodies that carry an impossible object to be named? What we see first? The incompleteness and the questions become senses of experience.

Incompleto premiered at Gustavo Capanema Palace, in Rio de Janeiro, 2009, and is part of Projeto Coleções, developed by Valéria Martins in partnership with the musician, composer and producer Pedro Bernardes.

VALÉRIA MARTINS is a dancer, choreographer and visual artist. She is the artistic director of Intrépida Trupe, a company created in 1986 that explores the scenic languages ​​of dance, circus and theatre. She researches the confluences between visual languages ​​and dramaturgy in urban interventions and performances.  Collections Project proposes scenic dialogues between dancers and works of art , presented at  Capanema Palace, Rio de Janeiro,  Inhotim Institute, in Minas Gerais, and  at the National Brazilian Exhibition: Characters and Borders, Brazilian Scenographic Territory – exhibition awarded  with the Golden Triga at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial.

PEDRO BERNARDES is musician, composer, musical producer and multimedia artist. Collaborated with musicians like Sergio Mendes, Bebel Gilberto, Marisa Monte, among others. Valeria Martins invited him to participate in Project Collections, creating a dialogue with her Incompleto.

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