In our eyes, a cascade @WhyNot by Clara Amaral
25 January 2020, 21.00
Written and Performed by
Susan Gibb, Emilio Moreno and Nienke Scholts
Sound Design by
Stage Design by
Clara Amaral and Stephan Blumenschein
Light Design by
Veem House for Performance
Bâtard Festival and ICI-CCN de Montpellier / Occitanie as part of Life Long Burning project supported by the European commission
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
CAMPO, BUDA, CI-CCN de Montpellier
With thanks to
Anne Breure, The unstoppable Veem House for Performance team, and Esther Arribas, André Chapatte, Philippe Digneffe, Matias Daporta Gonzalez, Suzanne Kollen, Becket Mingwen, Steve Martin Snider, Eva Susova, Rieke Vos and Ciarán Wood
This last day of our 10X10 January program Polyphonic Songs we go outside Veem House for Performance and present In our eyes, a cascade by Clara Amaral at WhyNot, location W139. You can get your tickets at Festival Why Not.
The water races down, through the slopes, through the rocks, through the moss. It keeps on falling, through the rocky top. As it falls, every time, at all times, a shift in perspective.
In this performance, Clara Amaral explores the fall of a smartphone and the shifts in perspective that come with it. Just like a cascade that keeps on falling again and again - downward and onward - Clara Amaral stares into the same surface in order to produce porosity, depth and poetics.
Attention! In your eyes, a cascade takes place at W139, Warmoesstraat 139.
Since 2009, WhyNot has organized a biennial festival, which aims to open up the dance scene from within by connecting dance and performance art to other creative worlds and disciplines, letting new forms emerge. In this edition (22-25 january) WhyNot focuses on the body and movement in relation to architecture and space.
In collaboration with Veem House for Performance, WhyNot invited Clara Amaral with her performance In our eyes, a cascade. In this lecture performance, Clara explores the fall of a smartphone and the shifts in perspective of space that come with it. Just like a cascade that keeps on falling again and again - downward and onward - she stares into the same surface in order to produce porosity, depth and poetics.
graduated from SNDO in 2013 and is currently doing her MA at the Dutch Art Institute. Her last work "Do you remember that time we were together and danced this or that dance?" premiered in Julidans in 2017 and was presented in Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam, and in Something Raw Festival at Frascati, Amsterdam. This work has also been presented in Circular in Vila do Conde and in Festival Temps D’Images in Lisbon.
In 2018 her publication "The distance between your voice and my voice is what your eyes can read but I can’t say" was part of "Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life", a group show curated by Ruth Noack, with iterations in Athens and Prague.
Her texts have been published in the Theaterkrant and in Contemporary Cruising. As a performer she collaborated with Ivana Muller, Oneka von Schrader and Becket Mingwen.