© Márcia Lança

MÁRCIA LANÇA – It’s as if this could be something else

Guest Artist: MÁRCIA LANÇA
Workshop #1 - 23 > 27 JAN 2023
Workshop #2 - 06 > 10 MAR 2023
Workshop #3 - 29 MAY > 2 JUN 2023
E.B. 2.3 Naus, Lagos

To look at something is to open up the possibility of seeing that thing and all the other things it has in itself as potency. When I ask what exists in this, I am referring to the properties of the thing, to what it has and not to what it is. I see the thing or the situation at the same time that I can see everything it could be, in an exercise of extrapolation of meaning. The possibility of imagining is in itself the becoming of seeing, of making visible, of revealing.

We will take fragments of worlds to displace them in time and re-signify them, making them explode in different directions and senses. We will fictionalize the present from listening to the place where we are, to the things that surround us, to the relationships between things and situations, to ourselves and our relationships with others. We will also create actions, situations, gestures, speeches, to be seen by the group and which may feed fictions.

In this exercise of seeing, translating what there is into other possible images, we will collectively create fictional narratives . The result will be a self-published book written by many hands.

This project signals the return of the artist Márcia Lança to the Gymnasium in a work that she will carry out throughout the school year of 2022-23 with a 5th year class of Naus School structured in 3 distinct moments.


Performer and choreographer with a degree in Anthropology.
In 2008, Márcia founded VAGAR – Cultural Association, being responsible for the artistic direction.
As a creator, she highlights, the works: Dentro do Coração (2019), NOME (2017) with Carolina Campos, Por esse Mundo Fora (2016) with Nuno Lucas, Happiness and Misery (2014), 9 Possible Portraits (2014) with Ana Rita Teodoro, The Ignorant Desire (2011), Trompe le Monde (2011) with Nuno Lucas, Morning Sun (2009) with João Calixto.
Received the 1st prize of the Young Artists Program with the solo Dos Joelhos para Baixo. Has collaborated with artists such as João Fiadeiro, Cláudia Dias, Nuno Lucas, Carolina Campos, Aniol Busquets, Tiago Hespanha, Joana Pupo, Olga Mesa, Marta Dell’Angelo, Jørgen Knudsen, Alex Cassal, Thomas Forneau, among others.