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MICHELLE MOURA (DE/BR)
BLINK – mini unison intense lamentation
Religious trance iconographies in the West are often represented from the tension between sensuality and spirituality, as the emblematic Bernini's Sculpture The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, while the trance iconographies of the Brazilian indigenous people are depicted as extra-human beings. In BLINK, you do not know what you’re seeing - angels, shamans, jaguars, seaweeds... - a plethora of embodiments that expand the imaginary of the transcendental.
The leitmotif in the duet BLINK is the blinking of the eyes as an extreme exercise. BLINK – mini unison intense lamentation is a challenge to the impossible, in its aspiration to choreograph the involuntary, uncontrollable movement of the eyes and the eyelids. The rhythms of blinking change the perception, looking outward as well as inward. The performers generate strong feelings oscillating between happiness and sadness to increasingly ecstatic sounds. The dance of their lids takes hold of both performers’ bodies, driving the piece towards its climax.
Duration: 50 min