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Teorias da Inspiração

© Mia Persson


Inspiration. July 1992 – at the Virgínia Theater in Torres Novas, the show marking the end of the school year at the dance school I had just entered was being performed. Sitting in the audience, aged six, I couldn’t have imagined how much that piece would fill the lungs of my choreographic work.
Exhale. When I looked for the VHS tape on which I had recorded it, I realized that it had disappeared. Without the video record, it opened up space for an exercise in reminiscence and speculation.
Conspiracy. In a recent conversation with dance teacher Helena Azevedo, I realized that Mulher Traço Variações had been created with the intention of pleasing the Torrejano audience, who had left the hall unsatisfied during the students’ performance the previous year. To my surprise, the 1992 show-inspiration now appeared to me, not as an avant-garde project, but rather as a gesture of rapprochement, forcing me to question my own mythology.

David Marques

Artistic and Technical Information


By: David Marques
Interpreted by: Luís Guerra, Francisco Rolo and Nina Botkay
Space and lighting: Tiago Cadete
Sound: Miguel Lucas Mendes
Costumes: Marisa Escaleira
Critical follow-up: Telma João Santos
Executive production: Cláudia Teixeira
Financial management and administration: Vítor Alves Brotas
Production: PARCA and agência 25
Co-production residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, DeVIR/CAPa
Creation support: Estúdios Victor Córdon
Suppot: Centro Cultural da Malaposta e Minutos Redondos
Project financed by: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes