CONTINUED PROJECT (2015) | João dos Santos Martins (PT)


Duration: 130`

by João dos Santos Martins
in collaboration with Ana Rita Teodoro, Clarissa Sacchelli, Daniel Pizamiglio, Filipe Pereira, Sabine Macher
piano Simão Costa
light Ricardo Campos
production support and diffusion Circular Associação Cultural
coproduction Caixa Geral de Depósitos Foundation – Culturgest, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in the frame of Life Long Burning funded by the European Union Culture Program
residencies CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Centro de Criação de Candoso, EIRA, Musibéria, O Espaço do Tempo
institutional support Câmara Municipal de Santarém/Teatro Sá da Bandeira – Santarém
Photo credit: José Carlos Duarte.

In 2011, I had the opportunity to partake, under a pedagogical frame, of the interpretation and reperformance of Yvonne Rainer’s Continuous Project – Altered Daily (1970). At that moment, tensions arose from the work that were later materialized in the performance itself: a working process transformed into aesthetic experience that viewed choreographic labor as artistic product. In this project we give continuity to this idea of choreography as a technology that verifies, activates and transforms relations between individuals. While making recurrence to objects from the history of dance, their contexts and ideologies, we seek to revive and operate at the way in which choreography and dance establish ideological patterns that question the dominant paradigms. (João dos Santos Martins)

João dos Santos Martins was born in 1989, in Portugal. He has studied dance and choreography in various institutions across Europe and works as a performer and choreographer since 2008. He created Le Sacre du Printemps (2013) with Min Kyoung Lee and Masterpiece (2014). He collaborated in Tropa Fandanga (2014) by Teatro Praga and in “Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy (2012-2014). He is currently performing in Eszter Salamon’s Monument 0 (Haunted by wars 1913-2013) and is preparing a new piece along with Cyriaque Villemaux, Self-titled, which will premiere in Portugal in October 2015.