In the Game of Desire or The Frontal Shock

By: Ana Borralho, João Galante e Mónica Samões

HOW IS YOUR BODY SHAPED LIKE?
HOW MANY CHARACTERS FIT IN IT?
WHAT IS A SHOUT?
IS SILENCE SCARY?
WHAT IS SOUND?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WISH?

The adventure of a group of children that join in a game, the Game of Desire, to speak about their visions of the world and about the experience of inhabiting it. Like in the movies, they will build a story about their own reality.
During four sessions, and departing from the observation of images and artistic representations of the human body and research of its sounds and resonances, the children have the opportunity to photograph and film each other.
At the end, they build an installation that uses image, sound, and video to give them back a picture / biography of themselves. A multidisciplinary object that blends the creative genius of the child with the discovery of art.


Artistic Direction and Coordination: Ana Borralho & João Galante e Mónica Samões
Music: Bernardo Devlin
Psycho-pedagogical support: Dora Lourenço
Production: casaBranca
Co-Production: Centro de Pedagogia e Animação do Centro Cultural de Belém, CENTA, Devir / CAPA, Transforma.AC

Developed at:

(2008) CCB –Education and Animation Centre
Raúl Lino School and D. Maria Pia School
Lisbon, March

(2008) CENTA – Centro de Novas Tendências Artísticas
Porto do Tejo School / Vila Velha de Ródão and Pedra do Altar Kindergarten / Proença-a-Nova
Vila Velha de Ródão,
 March

(2008) Transforma AC
Povo Kindergarten
Torres Vedras, May

(2008) Devir / CAPA – Algarve
Performative Arts Centre
Nossa Senhora de Fátima Centre for Child Welfare
Faro, July

(2009) Maria Matos Municipal Theatre
Lisbon, July

(2009) Aveiro
Municipal House of Culture
Aveiro, October

(2009) Ílhavo
Cultural Centre
Ílhavo, October

(2011) Lagos Municipal Library and LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas

Lagos Centre of PIEF – Integrated Program for Education and Training
Lagos, February