"Dance in the Museum" is a multidisciplinary artistic project, conceived by Joana Providência, which sets up the articulation between visual arts, dance and video.
The project proposes the creation of two artistic objects around works of art existing in six sections of the Museu do Porto: a performance-installation and a video-dance.
The cycle opens with creations based on Aurélia de Sousa's iconic painting, her self-portrait as Saint Anthony, which is part of the exhibition "Metamorphoses: Vegetal, Mineral and Animal Immanence in the Romantic Domestic Space", and the self-portrait Vermelho.
The project values a set of elements of the work as an object of choreographic creation: the play of shadow and light that allows tracing the contours that determine the final image; the portrait as representation of representations; the similarity and dissimilarity sought by the artist for her self-representation, implying relationships between the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the introspective and the interventional and, finally, the relationship between painting and photography and the use of the latter as an auxiliary technique of creation.
CREATION #1: AURÉLIA DE SOUSA / SANTO ANTÓNIO (SELF-PORTRAIT)
Pedro 'Peixe' Cardoso
ACE Teatro do Bolhão