Árida is the third performance developed from the collaboration between choreographer Maria Ramos and myself, exploring our idea of the theatre space as landscape in action. Árida takes the qualities of arid landscapes; vastness, wind, extremes of heat and light and uses them to create a space into which both the dancer and audience are immersed. Surrounded by unpredictable and at times extreme conditions, the dancer seeks to find a space for herself within these elements. At times, she is absent from the stage, but the choreographic momentum does not cease, it continues with the movement of wind, smoke, light, dust ...
Choreography and artistic direction: Maria Ramos
Light design and artistic collaboration: Vinny Jones
Performance and collaboration: Marta Cerqueira
Sound design: Francisco Salgado
Video: Nuno Beira
Co-production; Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural de Belém e Teatro Cine Torres Vedras
Premier CCB, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisabon, November 24, 2016.