Hidebehind transitando el cuerpo habitado: ejercicios de captura y permanencia
This essay examines the intersection between dance and historicity in the performance Hidebehind (2018) by Brazilian choreographer Josefa Pereira, presented in 2019 in Lisbon at Teatro do Bairro Alto. With its backwards movement in a circular motion interrupted by gesture, Hidebehind invites us to think about dance and to interrupt our historical movement to actively question it. Based on the principles of Möbius' tape and the double division of the body through the coronal plane, the choreographer defines in her capture operation the intersection point of several presences and temporalities simultaneously. Her body, through mechanisms of repetition and the irruption of gesture, presents itself as a critical archive that destabilises and transforms our perceptual paradigms, questioning the binary categories in force in western thought. How can the blurring of these limits be transited in the operation of capture? What potentialities do we find in performance to work with time, to remember and to trace futures?
MÖBIUS STRIP / BODY / ARCHIVE / CAPTURE / DANCE