Ana Rita Teodoro’s performative oeuvre focuses on a multidisciplinary
research of the body, its personality and anatomy. Her gesturality springs from
the research and transformation of temporalities, textures and functions of the
conventional human body and a metamorphosis resulting in the artistic objects
that she creates and where she inscribes herself in.
‘aaa partir’ is the title of the performance that
dialogues with the work I give everything away by artist Louise Bourgeois shown
at the Serralves Museum.
Ana Rita Teodoro has written the following about this
piece: Finished in the year of her death, in 2010, it is hard not to see the
enunciates described on the drawings as preparatory mantras for her departure
from the her body, her home, her nest – I leave the nest.(…).
‘aaa partir’ is inspired
by the gestures of grasping and letting go, the gestures of bringing close and
pushing away, as it tries to reflect on “beginnings” and “ends” as the
necessary punctuations to a continuous gesture.
Ana Rita Teodoro holds a Masters in Dance, Creation
and Performance by CNDC Angers and Université de Paris 8 (2011/13). She studied
the body through the disciplines of anatomy, palaeontology and philosophy at
c.e.m. (Lisbon) and Qi Gong at the Lisbon School of Traditional Chinese
Medicine. Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh has been one of her major areas of artistic
investment. She occasionally collaborates with different artists in dance,
performance and music projects.