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Dança sem vergonha

Ágata Xavier


“In recent years, I have been looking for ways and reasons to dance. I realized, while dancing at home, in studios and in discos, of a common pleasure in these contexts that kept me going. With few or no witnesses, this parallel dance of pleasure seemed to arise between a musical formalism and an emotional expressiveness without constraints.
My “shameless dance” perhaps exists only in theatre and is only possible by the crossing of various spaces, times and motivations: the room I associate with the time of childhood, the disco I associate with the time of adolescence and the studio I associate with adulthood. I associate the time of the present, during a performance, of both spectators and performers. Danced by me, this dance-sensation is immediate and reflected, simple and complex, referential and naif, abstract and symbolic, serious and amusing, intimate and shared, technical and unprepared”.

David Marques, November 2019

Artistic and Technical Information


Created and danced by: David Marques
DJ set live: Joe Delon
Space: Tiago Cadete
Video: Diogo Brito
Costume: Tiago Loureiro
Exterior Eye: Patrícia Milheiro
Residencies: Estúdios Victor Córdon and EIRA/Teatro da Voz
Financial management and administration: Vítor Alves Brotas
Production: agência 25 and PARCA
Co-production: EIRA/Festival Cumplicidades
Support: Curtas de Dança 2019 – Festival DDD Dias de Dança (for the development of the video), Self-Mistake – Bolsa de Experimentação
Promotional photography: Ágata Xavier
Acknowledgements: Ângela Marques, Lourenço Sampaio, Mário Valente, Nuno Pinheiro, Jessica Guez, Kene Illegems, Tânia Guerreiro, Teresa Coutinho, Tiago Sgarbi

“Dança Sem Vergonha” is a continuous research in artistic residencies, a creative laboratory and a choreographic study performed by 1st year students of the Escola Superior de Dança – IPL in the school year 2018/2019.

  • © Ágata Xavier