15 > 19 MAY 2023 / Escola Secundária Júlio Dantas, Lagos

In this workshop I would like to propose a collective practice that relates different conceptions of language and language through the interaction between linguistic systems of writing, phonetics and gesture, and choreographic technologies. Starting from the idea of an opera aria, we will work on the possibility of decorticating language into sound and the body into gesture.

João dos Santos Martins is an artist and studied at the Escola Superior de Dança (Lisbon), at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), at, (Montpellier) and at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies (Giessen). Her work, usually developed in collaborative processes, encompasses various forms that focus on dance, whether through choreography, exhibition or editing. These forms are crossed by questions that imply genealogies of dance history, processes of transmission, the relation between practice and discourse and paradoxes about the activity of dancing. Together with Ana Bigotte Vieira he has created a device for the collective mapping of dance in Portugal – Para Uma Timeline a Haver. He has danced in works by Ana Rita Teodoro, Eszter Salamon, Moriah Evans, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Jérôme Bel, Manuel Pelmuş, Rui Horta, among others. He founded Parasita in 2014, a cooperative of artists of which he is part.