symbolic trajectory

LAB with Luanda Carneiro Jacoel





This work investigates the performative aspect of Afro-Brazilian traditional dances as a tool of creation. By using a symbolic organization of the body in those traditions the LAB intents to search for relations between movement and metaphorical images, mobilizing symbolic universes of the artist in his creative process.


The training is based on techniques of somatic education in which the performer experiences the wholeness of body systems increasing, body perception and awareness. We work with the territories of the body such as skin, skeletal, fluids and the senses all as mediators of the dialogue between: physicality, metaphors and symbols.



The tools of creation are: improvisation, composition and body perception. Different relationships between space, music, silence and objects will give bases for each creative trajectory, which is in constant renewing.






. Analysis of movement and symbologies in Afro-Brazilian traditional dances:


Southeast: Congado Mineiro and Jongo.


Northeast: Maracatu, Bumba-Meu-Boi, Cacuriá, Coco de Roda and Ciranda.



. Sensory-Perception exercises.


. Improvisation and compositional exercises.




A final presentation will take place in a gallery, where the artists will share with an audience a body-installation performance.

Acts Practices: All rights reserved


Photos by: Monika Sobczak, Ellen Palmeira, Daniel Castelo Branco, Veronica Pajaro, Daniel Cabrera, Luanda Caja, Fernanda Branco

Logo: Gustavo Duarte


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