KdeiraZ — Natália Mendonça
March 7 - March 18
KdeiraZ — Natália Mendonça
KdeiraZ [TchairZ] enters the children’s universe where can play with the choreography of deprogramming what this object proposes to us. Between regular and fantastic time, between the ordinary and the extraordinary, the chair is the protagonist in this journey and the great driving force of endless experimentation!
KdeiraZ [TchairZ] is a dance piece for children of all ages. The show focuses on the experimentation of scenic games in order to problematize the excessive use of the chair in our daily lives. Assuming that we want to play with “the reasons for not sitting on the chair”, we seek to create a fictional universe where chairs are not there to be sat down. On stage, the performers are faced with everyday chairs and immediately find themselves bored with always having to perform the same movements: sit down and stand up. The attempt to get out of this tedious situation makes the search for an extra-ordinary relationship lead them to a world where chairs propose other affections and senses.
Ficha Artística / Técnica
Choreographic Creation: Josefa Pereira, Mauricio Flórez e Natália Mendonça
Interpreters: Natália Mendonça e Josefa Pereira ou Mauricio Flórez
Direction: Natália Mendonça
Scenography and Costume: Marine Sigaut
Light Deisgn: Santiago Tricot
Promotional Images: Maura Grimaldi
Conception: Dani Barra
Residencies: O Rumo do Fumo, Estúdios Victor Córdon, fAUNA – habitat de criação, Casa da Dança de Almada, LU.CA – Residências Artísticas Acompanhadas, CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, Musibéria e Centro Cultural de Paredes de Coura.
Co-production Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo
Co-production: Materiais Diversos
About Natália Mendonça
Natália Mendonça (BR/PT) is a performer, choreographer and body trainer. She graduated in classical ballet and in Dance from UNICAMP/BR. Based in Lisbon since 2020, she develops her own works, in addition to collaborations with other choreographers and as a dance teacher at Fórum Dança. In 2020, she participated in PACAP 4, curated by João dos Santos Martins, in which she presented the in process solo chorume (slurry). In 2021, she began to develop KdeiraZ (ChairS), a piece that seeks to bring contemporary dance research closer to scenic creation for the children’s universe (O Rumo do Fumo Residency Program, LU.CA Accompanied Art Residencies, Materiais Diversos, CAMPUS Paulo Cunha Silva, among others). With Josefa Pereira is a collaborator in the process of the Bestiário Pink trilogy and with Dinis Machado she is part of the cast of Cyborg Sunday. In São Paulo, her work as an interpreter-creator has Clarice Lima and Cristian Duarte as her main partners. He was also part of the cast of plays with Elisabete Finger, Marta Soares, Cia Perversos Polimorfos, Cia Jorge Garcia and with the visual artist Naufus Ramirez Figueroa. In 2016, Marcela Banguela premiered, her first authorial work, with support from PROAC 1st Dance Pieces/SP. From 2018 to 2020, she was a body trainer in the play Quando Quebra Queima (MEXE-PT, Festival Panorama at CND-FR, Transform, Contact Theater and Battersea Arts Center-UK) by the coletivA Ocupação, a group formed by artists who met in 2016 during the uprising of the secondary school movement and the occupations of public schools in São Paulo. In Brazil, she has performed at festivals such as: Cena Brasil Internacional/RJ, Festival Internacional de Dança de Recife/PE, Conexão Dança/MA, Bienal Sesc de Dança/SP, Festival International de Rio Preto/SP, Festival Verão Sem Censura [Summer Without Censorship]/SP, Festival IC de Teatro/BA, JUNTA Festival Internacional de Dança de Teresina/PI.