To our dearest Bernardo Sassetti...
With a very loving thought!
Seduced by Jim Morrison’s poetical strength, one of the most irreverent icons of the 60s, and by its posthumous release An American Prayer, the
choreographer Paulo Ribeiro let himself lead by the words and spirituality of the musician to make a reflection on the role of each individual in its relationship with the world and the role of dance.
The most interesting about JIM - or what makes the play even more interesting - is how the revolu-tionary ambiguity in which the bodies live in nowadays is exposed, running hastily towards ill-founded expectations or giving up, protected by a fatigue disguised as anarchy. (…)
But what is a conscious movement?
In JIM the question arises to a movement of abstraction that tries to find a reality or an emotional state that deep down can produce an escape to reality itself. But the search for that conscious movement, or for that conscience, is the key for an open, speculative and imaginary choreography. A choreography that makes us dive into the stage, to the point of provoking a strange sensation of presence, of identification, of sharing. It is a conscious movement the one that has the ability to call upon its completeness the spectators action of looking and his intention of acting. And JIM does it through a complex game of seduction, with an affected choreography, falsely swift, intensely provocative. The revolutionary body will be the one that can act here and now, as asked by the dancers on the final words of a show from which we come out, fortunately, disturbed.
Tiago Bartolomeu Costa
direction and choreography
BERNARDO SASSETTI: "Indigo"
THE DOORS: "An American Prayer" (complete album) and "Spanish Caravan"
collaboration and musical assistance
FABIO IAQUONE e LUCA ATTILII
JOSÉ ANTÓNIO TENENTE
TERESA ALVES DA SILVA, CARLA RIBEIRO, LEONOR KEIL, SANDRA ROSADO, JÁCOME FILIPE, PEDRO RAMOS
with the special participation of
GUIMARÃES 2012 / Capital Europeia da Cultura; Teatro Nacional São João; São Luiz Teatro Municipal; Companhia Paulo Ribeiro.
24 november - PREMIÈRE at Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães