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Silent Disco / Alfredo Martins / 2019

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Silent Disco - © Bruno Simão

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Silent Disco - © Bruno Simão

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Silent Disco - © Bruno Simão

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Silent Disco - © Bruno Simão

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Silent Disco - © Bruno Simão

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Silent Disco - © João Pascoal

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Silent Disco - © João Pascoal

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‘Silent disco’ parties are a recent tendency in the ‘clubbing’ world. ‘Silent disco’ became the common name for the events in which people listen to music through wireless headphones, as it would be normal, through the columns’ system. This type of parties became particularly popular in music festivals, allowing the user to share music and rhythms silently and remotely, guided by a distant DJ. When observed from the outside, they give the impression of being in front of a silent room, full of people dancing to the rhythm of nothing.

Silent Disco is an immersive show that happens in clubs, exploring the potential of the ‘silent disco’ parties’ technology. The audience forms a temporary community, guided through headphones through the club’s empty space. This show seeks to speculate on the nature of ‘clubbing’ as an act of resistance, capable of reconfiguring forms of reflexivity, affection and corporality. Spectacular identities, multiple sexualities, hedonistic consumptions, crude physicality – may these constitute as political practices of resistance?

ARTISTIC TEAM

Artistic Direction – Alfredo Martins
Co-creation and performance – Marco da Silva Ferreira
Dramaturgic support – Teresa Fradique and Pedro Marum
Music and sound design – Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins
Light Design – Joana Mário
Executive production – Daniela Ribeiro
Graphic Design – Ricardo Barbeito

Text freely inspired in books/essays by Ashkan Sepahvand, Donna Haraway, José Esteban Muñoz, Michel Foucault and Paul B. Preciado

CO-PRODUCTION

teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, BoCA – Biennal of Contemporary Arts, Oporto’s Municipal Theatre

SUPPORT

Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture/Direcção-Geral das Artes

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Fábrica das Ideias da Gafanha da Nazaré (23 Milhas – Ílhavo), Circolando – Espaço de Criação Transdisciplinar (Oporto), Companhia Instável (Oporto)

PREMIERE

April 2019, Rive Rouge, Lisbon, BoCA – Biennal of Contemporary Arts

CIRCULATION

May 2019, Pérola Negra, Oporto – Dias da Dança Festival
July 2019, Sentado em Pé, Ponta Delgada, Azores – Walk & Talk Festival

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