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Trash Panda Collective / Jan Wierzba (residency)

January 3, 2022 - January 16, 2022

Strange Smoke Under my Skin

Strange Smoke Over My Skin is a multimedia performance that explores the dynamics of power and the silence of bodies in sociopolitical spaces. Body, light and sound sculpt a multi-sensory space, establishing a dense and immersive atmosphere, where bodies emancipate themselves between the real and the virtual. Based on social and musical representations, the conductor is portrayed as a figure of power, whose authority is recognized and commonly accepted. However, the conductor is the only player on stage who has the freedom to translate the music through embodied movement and is also the only element whose movement does not have any immediate sound representation. In this performance, it is intended to deconstruct these power dynamics, exposing the performers to different means to translate the different artistic expressions into sound and image.

Born in Poland and educated in Porto, Jan Wierzba is known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation as a pianist, cultural programmer and orchestra director, ranging in repertoire from baroque music to contemporary creation. He has performed in opera, musical theater, pedagogical projects, choral and symphonic context. He is an enthusiast of multidisciplinary projects, looking for the intersection of various forms of artistic creation.

Duração: circa 60mins
Composição: Igor C. Silva
Coreografia: Bruno Alexandre
Direcção Musical / Interpretação: Jan Wierzba
Interpretação: Trash Panda Collective

Tatiana Nunes Rosa – Flauta
Marc Alberto – Saxofone
Mané Ferndandes – Guitarra Eléctrica
André Lourenço – Baixo Eléctrico
Pau Sola Masafrets – Violoncelo
João Miguel Braga Simões – Percussão

Desenho de Luz: Carin Geada
Desenho de Som: Suse Ribeiro
Programação electrónica: Diogo Carríço
Produção: Leonor Azedo
Apoio: colocar Ministério da Cultura / Direcção Geral das Artes. Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL)
Co-Produção: Logotipos CCB e O Espaço do Tempo


January 3, 2022
January 16, 2022
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