Ana Martins

Subterrâneos do Corpo

Choreography: Ana Martins
Assistant: Catarina Ribeiro 
Dancers: Francesca Bertozzi and Inês Oliveira Santos
Scenary: Rita Álvares Pereira
Music: Simão Costa
Light design: Anatol Waschke
Executive production: Via Lab

Project selected for support and development in the continuity of the Choreography Course of Gulbenkian’s Program for Creativity and Artistic Creation.

The texture.
The thickness.
The density.
The consistency.
The skin.

Subterrâneos do Corpo is the sequence of the creation experience of Umwelt. This piece appears from a personal need to work simply the body. Centring all the attention in a body. In how can a body move by itself, without the need of a story as a pretext. Just that body, naked of any artefacts to support it. The body as a mass that acquires strange forms. The human body without the weight of the genres. A body, not generalized, that acts by itself, without wanting to tell any other story.

Subterrâneos do Corpo maintains the general concept: the focus centred only in the body, the image of the body by itself, almost unreal, equalizing an art piece, an organic mass in constant movement. This piece is the evolution of this same concept. A need to create new vocabulary to this body, so that it becomes more and more distant from the known reality. So that it transforms and transfigures more. So that the image of the human body can disappear for slight moments.