BARCO / Dinis Machado


A performance by Dinis Machado (SE/PT)

Music and sound by

Hanna Kangassalo (SE/FI),

Robert Tenevall (SE)

and Erik Sjölin (SE)

Outside eyes:

Pedro Machado (BR/UK)

Gonçalo Ferreira (PT)

Jorge Gonçalves (DE/PT)

Folklore is the body of tales, music, dance, and so forth, common to a particular population. [New World Encyclopedia]

In Paradigm, I create a DIY folklore for bodies with blurry identities, inventing alternative fictional artefacts, narratives, dances, rituals and music.

A Body, as a mechanical piece of a bigger organic body - the stage itself. He moves as if operating something with consequences that are never direct or evident. We can recognise the criteria of an operation but not its consequences, redirecting our attention from the thing produced, to the body itself, the quality of it's movement and the politics it evokes. A worker, an artisan, a figure of labor that comes from a time before the division between the architect and the brick-layer. The construction of playful realities, with concrete materials and complex home-made engineering.

A body that through this practice enters a process of abstraction, trying to escape it's own anthropomorphism.
To be human, as to be the theatrical building, disengaged of the pursuit of an essence.

Produced by Corp. (PT)

and Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (PT),
with the associate Producer Clair Hicks (UK)
and administration by Interim Kultur (SE)

With the co-production of

WELD (Stockholm/SE), 

Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto/PT),

WELD (Stockholm/SE),

and Dance4 (Nottingham / UK)

Created In residency at

WELD (Stockholm/SE),

MARC (Kivik/SE),

Campo Alegre Teatro Municipal (Porto/PT),

Alkantara (Lisboa/PT),

​Gothenburg Dans & Teater Festival + Vitlycke

Centre for Performing Art (Gothenburg/SE),

Devir/Capa (Faro/PT),

Dance4 + Lace Market Gallery (Nottingham/UK)

With the support of

Konstnärsnämnden (SE),

Kulturrådet (SE)

Arts Council England (UK) and

DGArtes/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura (PT)

Dinis Machado is an associated artist of

Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (PT)

and Weld (SE)

Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte is financed by

DGArtes/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura