Uma tarde no mundo / Performance

Elizabete Francisca

[Portugal]

A besta, As luas (trabalho em processo)

© Associação Luzlinar

Influenced by the verse “I don't obey because I'm wet” from the song “Banho” by Elza Soares, I articulate a possible representation of the political geography of a non-submissive body through gestures and sounds.
Faced with “an absurd life as laws make for us” *, political orders with a dramatic impact on existence of difference and multiplicity in which so many bodies and voices can hardly exist, creates urgency to claim a place of resistance to transform possible weaknesses in arrows and power. The body turns into a political weapon, the last stronghold of any experience, for if it is in it that one can truly review the consequences of a system it is through it that one can reverse processes and realities: in the form of a scream. Affirming individuality in deep reconciliation with its identity and sexuality: from genitalia to head, from head to cosmos, from the cosmos to the ground. A possible prayer in a straight line to stand upright.
* from the book Travels in My Homeland, by Almeida Garrett, 1846

Elizabete Francisca

Elizabete Francisca was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a degree in Industrial Design (ESAD-CR), studied dance at the Fórum Dança (PEPCC) and Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Dança. Since 2009 her work has focused on performing arts, leading her to participate in several projects as artistic collaborator, dancer, performer and actress. She worked with Vera Mantero, Loic Touzé, Ana Borralho & João Galante, Tânia Carvalho, Mariana Tengner Barros, Mark Tompkins, Meg Stuart, Miguel Pereira, Vânia Rovisco, Rita Natalia, Tonan Quito, Carlos Manuel de Oliveira and Marília Rocha among others. From her one may recognize the duets created in collaboration with Teresa Silva "Leva a mão que eu levo o braço" and "Um Espanto Não Se Espera", both winners of the contest Jovens Criadores; and the solo "TSUNAMISMO, recital para duas cordas em M". She was an associate artist of Materiais Diversos directed by Tiago Guedes between 2011-2013. She is currently under support by Vera Mantero's O Rumo do Fumo.

21 Mar 16:30

Museu de Lisboa​ – Palácio Pimenta

Performance canceled.

Creation and Performance Elizabete Francisca
Sound Concept and Life Application Kino Sousa
Costume Design Carlota Lagido
Production Elizabete Francisca and O Rumo do Fumo
Special Thanks Associação Luzlinar/ Projecto Pontes, A Casa do Burrikórnio, Damas Bar, Carlos Manuel Oliveira and specially Julia Salem

M/12 | 30 minutes

"Uma Tarde no Mundo” ( translated to An afternoon in the World) is a section thought to take place during an afternoon in two exhibition spaces in Lisbon with performances that dialogue with the diverse spatial, institutional and museographic contexts.”

O Rumo do Fumo is a structure financed by República Portuguesa - Cultura | DGArtes - Direcção Geral das Artes