what if I could dance, what if we could dance?
‘what if I could dance, what if we could dance?’ is a performance about autobiography and fiction that starts on the (im)possibility of creating a solo dance show with a body that has no technique, no intensity, nor resistance to do so. By sharing a personal story, the performer gets to share his alternative path in the dance field, while exploring everyday situations to generate movement. Notwithstanding, that is not enough. For the show to happen, the audience has a key role by helping the performer to create different movement compositions. Thus, there is an analogy between what we can achieve alone or together, questioning the role of the technique, the solo, and authorship.
Creation and performance: João Estevens
Assistance: Bartosz Ostrowski
Photography: André Picardo
Production: Associação Cultural Rabbit Hole
Support: Forum Dança, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Co-production: residency O Espaço do Tempo
Artistic residency: 23 milhas, Cão Solteiro, Forum Dança, TRUST
Acknowledgements: Mafalda Miranda Jacinto, Mariana Nobre Vieira
Forum Dança (Lisbon, PT) [work in progress], TRUST (Arganil, PT) [work in progress], Rua das Gaivotas 6 (Lisbon, PT)