Dance performance, 2006

Artistic direction: Lígia Teixeira, Ivan Franco
Choreography: Lígia Teixeira
Music: Ivan Franco, André Nascimento
Performance: David Marques, Lígia Teixeira
Light design: André Almeida
Programming: André Almeida, Gonçalo Lopes, Ivan Franco
Technical Assistance: José Pedro Gouveia
Production: Lígia Teixeira
Co-production: Centro Cultural de Belém
Project supported by Instituto das Artes / Ministry of Culture (2006).
Sponsorship: Scalare, YDreams, Edigma.com, Serralharia Mecânica Vila Nova.
Support: Fórum Dança, Moovlab
Thanks to António Antunes, Apolinário Teixeira, Carlota Antunes, Elena Castilla, Fernando Fernandes, Maria Ramos, Manuel Gonçalves de Castro, Pedro Louro, Pedro Núñez, Ricardo Carmona, Tânia Franco.



Premiere | Box Nova, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, PT 2006.

'Algum Dia Tinha de Ser a Sério' is a dance performance which represents the love relationship between a woman and an imaginary man, by staging the telematic contact between the two. In a room, where a bed bridges between real and imaginary, the lovers inhabit different dimensions: while the tridimensional woman is inside the aquarium, the bidimensional man is on the bed. Although the man character is absent, a relation between them is established through their movement, that suggests the physical contact between both characters.

Technically the telematic experience is accomplished by using two synchronized projections of the man on the bed, captured in realtime in an alternate room, where the dancer is filmed. He also has reference video monitors, which allow him to see the stage action. The woman is inside a full water tank, placed over the bed, where the two projections (vertical and horizontal) are applied on the bed’s surface and on the back face of the aquarium. Image projection over the tank’s translucent surface is possible by using a special transparent film, which induces the illusion of a holographic video image.


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