That’s it, 2023

A dancer who couldn’t dance, a singer who couldn’t sing, an actor who couldn’t act, a writer who couldn’t write, a painter who couldn’t paint. A dancer who sang, a writer who painted, an actor who wrote. It was necessary to know “how to do” in order to know “how to be”. While the fine lines that separates “being” from “doing”, the self from the action, the thing from the subject, are blurred, there is something that remains inept and dysfunctional: a monster that doesn’t do the job.

Está Visto (That’s It) is collaboration between João dos Santos Martins, pianist Joana Sá and visual artist Ana Jotta. Departing from the song series Dichterliebe [A poet’s love] composed by Robert Schumann in 1840, the work take the form of a recital making singing, piano playing and dancing interact and overflow. The romantic-style songs with poetry by Heinrich Heine speak of unrequited love. This non-reciprocity of emotion is transcribed into choreographic ideas that disarticulate language, breaking up the gesture with the lyrics of the songs, the sound and the listening, in a body being crossed.

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⌂ TECHNICAL INFO

Performance: João dos Santos Martins, Joana Sá, piano and others
Music: "Dichterliebe" by Robert Schumann, (dis)arrangements by Joana Sá
Costumes: J & Faísca
Light: Filipe Pereira
Vocal coach: Rui Baeta
Coproduction: Associação Parasita, BoCa Bienal, Vaga
Residencies: Estúdios Victor Córdon (Lisbon), Casa da Dança (Almada), DeVIR CAPa (Faro), Grand Studio (Brussels), Vila Sul Goethe Institut Salvador (Salvador da Bahia), Goethe-Institut (Lisbon), Salão Nobre da Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Forum Dança, Teatro da Voz
Production and administration: Sofia Lopes and Lysandra Domingues | Associação Parasita
Acknowledgments: Joana Nascimento, Cláudia Dias

2024


16.11
That’s It
JOÃO DOS SANTOS MARTINS, JOANA SÁ, ANA JOTTA, FILIPE PEREIRA
Teatro Stephens / Marinha Grande
12—13.10
That’s It
JOÃO DOS SANTOS MARTINS, JOANA SÁ, ANA JOTTA, FILIPE PEREIRA
Museu como Performance / Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves
27.01
JOÃO DOS SANTOS MARTINS, JOANA SÁ, ANA JOTTA, FILIPE PEREIRA
Teatro Municipal Sá da Bandeira / Santarém

2023


25.11
That’s It
João dos Santos Martins
Vaga / Arquipélago — Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Açores
15.09
João dos Santos Martins
Boca Bienal / Clube Farense, Faro
08—10.09
João dos Santos Martins
Boca Bienal / Academia das Ciências de Lisboa