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The Festival DDD - Days of Dance – is based on the connection that can be established between the cities of Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. It proposes a programme that encourages spectators to wander between the differ...
"AUTOINTITULADO" JOÃO DOS SANTOS MARTINS & CYRIAQUE VILLEMAUX - FESTIVAL DAYS OF DANCE
The Festival DDD - Days of Dance – is based on the connection that can be established between the cities of Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. It proposes a programme that encourages spectators to wander between the different exhibition spaces, following an itinerary that has no interruptions or overlaps. One of the particularities of the DDD Festival is that it involves various generations, combining recent works with well-known names from the world of contemporary dance.
In this context, Serralves Auditorium has programmed the work "Autointitulado” (Self-titled) by the young and promising choreographer, João dos Santos Martins.
"Autointitulado" was made in order to forget a number of improvisations we danced in a studio designed for that purpose. These recorded dances, deleted ever since, carried residues that we identified as influences, as many striking images. Each known or anonymous model, whose weight stiffens our limbs, has inspired the composition of dances according to our memory. The time gaps between the models we reproduced suppose a kind of narration. We did not exaggerate its effects. It is not about another staged dance history but a studio practice brought out of the aquarium to be asphyxiated once for all. If only.
João dos Santos Martins e Cyriaque Villemaux
Image: © José Carlos Duarte
João dos Santos Martins was born in Santarém (Portugal) in 1989. He holds a BA in Dance by Lisbon's Polytechnical Higher School of Dance (2007/10) and a MA on Choreographic Studies by Université Paul Valèry III/ex.e.r.ce, program directed by Mathilde Monnier. He also attended Codarts - Rotterdam Dance Academy (2010), P.A.R.T.S. - The Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (2010/11) directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and the MA for Choreography and Performance by Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen (2012) under the direction of Professor Bojana Kunst.
He works as a performer and choreographer since 2008. He collaborated in projects by Eszter Salamon (Monument 0: Haunted by wars (1913-2013), 2014), Richard Siegal (Currencies and Collectives, 2013), Xavier le Roy (Untitled 2012 and Retrospective par Xavier le Roy, 2012), Rui Horta (Talk-Show, 2009-2012), André e. Teodósio (Egossistema, 2011), Cão Solteiro (A Portugueza, 2009), Felix Ruckert (Ring, 2009), Ana Borralho e João Galante (I Put a Spell on You, 2008), among others, and figured in films by Raoul Ruiz (Os Mistérios de Lisboa), João Botelho (A Corte do Norte) and João Pedro Vale (Hero, Captain, Stranger).
In 2011 he was commissioned by the Serralves Foundation to adapt the choreography "Conquest" by Deborah Hay. In that same year he participated in the reconstruction/reinterpretation of "Continous Project Altered Daily" (1970) by Yvonne Rainer, in colaboration with Xavier le Roy and Christophe Wavelet. He created Masterpiece (2013), Le Sacre du Printemps (2013) co-directed with Min Kyoung Lee, Continued Project (2015) and Autointitulado (2015) along with Cyriaque Villemaux. He has also produced choreography for Tropa Fandanga (2014) by Teatro Praga and was commissioned work for OldSchool#40 curated by Susana Pomba in 2015.
João is a recipient of scholarships by ESD-IPL 2008/2009, danceWeb 2010, Centro Nacional de Cultura (2010), ENPARTS (2010/2011) and Calouste Gulbenkian Fundation (2011-2013).
He is currently "artist in residence" of the Circular Associação Cultural and prepares a new project with Rita Natálio, Antropocenas, that will have your premiere in 2017. He’s work was presented in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Romania, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.
Cyriaque Villemaux (1988, Offenburg) studied contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In 2012 he graduated from p.a.r.t.s. His collaborative works FR/EN and G#$*&!/Disagreement/How to dance things with doing were part of the event Sortie d’école, Festival d’automne à Paris (2012). Cyriaque Villemaux danced for Noé Soulier (Little Perceptions), Xavier Le Roy (Rétrospective) and is currently working for Pierre Leguillon (La Grande Evasion). In 2013, together with Julie Kowalczyk he created the children book Carte in the Musée de la danse, Rennes CCN. An antic version of this CV mentioned his interest for translation. The latter was actualized at the occasion of the book Rétrospective by Xavier Le Roy in which he translated into French the interviews between Bojana Cvejic and Xavier Le Roy (2014). Cyriaque Villemaux was fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude between 2014 and 2015 where he made The Stuttgart Pieces and Covers in collaboration with Néstor Garcia Díaz and Boglárka Börcsök. He is currently working on a duet with Polina Akhmetzyanova, to be premiered at the fall of 2016 in Châteauroux.
Conception, interprétation: Cyriaque Villemaux, João dos Santos Martins
Création lumières: Rui Monteiro
Production: Circular Cultural Association
Coproduction: Circular Performing Arts Festival (Vila do Conde), Alkantara Festival (Lisbonne) dans le cadre du réseau DNA (Departures and Arrivals) co-fondé par le programme Europe Créative et l’Union Européenne
Résidences: Alkantara (Lisbonne), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), danceWeb (Vienne) dans le cadre de Life Long Burning financé par le Programme culture de l’Union européenne, A22 (Gaia), Graner (Barcelone), Circular Performing Arts Festival (Vila do Conde)
Soutiens: Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Teatro Sá da Bandeira (Santarém)