Having performed its UK premiere in Nottingham and London, Dinis Machado’s Black Cats now heads to Zagred.

Black Cats… comes from my fascination to provisory structures and nomad ways of life. More than a work “about” nomadism I work to construct a nomad performance in itself. The performance as the suspended time in between the rising and the destruction of this provisory place. On stage, three operators work on this process that becomes also a fiction.  Around this architectonic gesture that crosses the performance, they will physically put together heterogeneous materials, creating a dramaturgical density that invites us to another space, through this continuos “doing”. In the end of the performance, over the scenic remains, there will be nothing left to see, to keep or to buy… Only this immaterial “know how” embodied on the agents of this performance through the experience of the daily reconstruct of this space that reenacts this event for the public. They have nothing (to lose). Their patrimony is a certain specific technique.” Dinis Machado about his work.

A project by Dinis Machado with David Cabecinha and Jorge Jácome. Costume collaboration with Ian McInnes and the team of technical textile experts based at Nottingham Trent University.

Black Cats Can See in The Dark But Are Not Seen was developed in residency at MDT (Stockholm), Dance4 (Nottingham) and Agora Collective (Berlin).

Produced by Corp and Dance4. Co-produced by Cullberg Ballet in the framework of “Life Long Burning” supported by the Culture 2013-2018 Programme of the European Union Project, developed with a grant from Arts Council England. Supported by the internationalization grant of Fundação Caloust Gulbenkian, ZDB, Nottingham Trent University and Citemor. Administration: Interim kultur. Dinis Machado is an associated artist from ZDB/Negócio.


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