Anthroposcenes, 2017

Departing from the discussion around the Anthropocene and the current climate crisis, but also from Amerindian cosmologies, multi-species ethnographies, structural racism, the robot blues and a kapok tree trunk cut so that humans can dance on it, Anthroposcenes is a collaboration between Rita Natálio and João dos Santos Martins with the contribution of several agents from the disciplines of ecology, dance, music, anthropology and visual arts. A dancing conference where plants, stones, cats, dildos, and grass armpits may be the main speakers, where ferns discuss their legal rights, plastic bags commit suicide, animals make petitions against their extinction, gardeners cut plant hair, where we hug teddy bears of pollution and eat earth. Textually, ideas from art history and contemporary anthropology are mixed up, oppose each other, kill and skin each other to dismiss certain ideals of nature. Antropo ma non troppo.

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⌂ TECHNICAL INFO

Conception and curatorship: Rita Natálio e João dos Santos Martins
Initial proposal and text: Rita Natálio

Dance: Ana Pi, Ana Rita Teodoro, Bhenji Ra, João dos Santos Martins
Visual Arts: Pedro Neves Marques

Music: Winga Kan

Dramaturgy and rehearsal assistance: Joana Levi

Lecturer-performer: Jota Mombaça AKA Mc Katrina
Sculpture: Alexandra Ferreira

Topiary: José Vilarinho

Special appearances: Maria Inês Gameiro, Pedro Fazenda, Ana Paço, Manuel Miranda Fernandes
Light: Eduardo Abdala

Sound: João Pratas

Consultants and authors of the publication: Renato Sztutman, Suely Rolnik, Ailton Krenak, Paulo Tavares

Publication design: Isabel Lucena

Production: Associação Parasita

Production support and diffusion: Circular Associação Cultural

Executive production: David Cabecinha, Patrícia Azevedo da Silva, João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Coproduction: Materiais Diversos, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Festival Temps d’Images, Centro Cultural Vila Flor
Support: Fundação GDA, Goethe-Institut São Paulo, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa; MARE, Centro de Ciencias do Mar e do Ambiente, Forbo Flooring Systems, Departamento de Escultura em Pedra do Centro Cultural de Évora
Residencies: Culturgest, O Espaço do Tempo, Materiais Diversos, Centro de Criação do Candoso, 23 Milhas, Devir Capa, Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas

Partnership: BUALA
Acknowledgments: Rua das Gaivotas 6, Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Ana Amorim, Vanda Brotas, Pedro Fazenda, Manuel João Martins
Video documentation: Jorge Jácome e Marta Simões

Photo documentation: José Carlos Duarte
Project supported by: The Portuguese Ministry of Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts

2019


14.11
Anthroposcenes
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Galeria Municipal do Porto / Porto, Portugal
10.04
Anthroposcenes
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Magasin (version réduite) / Grenoble, France
07.02
Anthroposcenes
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Frac Lorraine (version réduite) / Lorraine, France

2018


06.09
Anthroposcenes
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Teatro Garcia de Resende / Évora, Portugal
17—18.08
Anthroposcenes
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Far Festival / Nyon, Switzerland

2017


27—29.10
Antropocenas
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
São Luiz Teatro Municipal / Lisboa
20.10
Antropocenas
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
PAC/CCVF / Guimarães, Portugal
22.09
Anthroposcenes (PREMIERE)
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
Festival Materiais Diversos / Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, Portugal
15.09
Antropocenas (ante-estreia)
João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio
23 Milhas / Fábrica das Ideias da Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal