Collective project from a proposal of Loïc Touzé and Anne Kerzerho: AROUND THE TABLE / À VOLTA DA MESA

17th – 18th September 2016 (Children)
20th – 24th September 2016 (Adults)
Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal

Reinventing the form of a traditional conference, Around the Table invites people who have a particular body practice to share their knowledge with a small public gathered around an ensemble of tables, creating the conditions for dialogue and reflection about questions of the body, in particular, about the specificities of the bodies and their specialists. Participants will be able to talk and think with people from various areas of contemporary society about the gesture emerging from the practice of a profession or activity: a fireman, a doctor, a cook, among others.
The project aims to create a space for the exchange of body knowledge and practice which is proposed as a public experience, extended beyond the limited circle of the field’s «specialists». This exchange is necessary, as the questions related to the body, at the crossroads between the intimate and the public, the individual and the collective, concern us all.

Concept: Loïc Touzé e Anne Kerzerho
Implemented by: António MV, Carolina Campos, Catarina Santos, David Marques, Francisca Manuel, Filipe Pereira, Joana Leal, Luísa Veloso, Matthieu Ehrlacher, Sara Palácios, Sezen Tonguz and Teresa Silva
Coordination: Elizabete Francisca
International team: Alain Michard, Jennifer Bonn and Loïc Touzé
Speakers: 15 local Lisbon inhabitants
Music: Zarabatana (Bernardo Álvares, Carlos Godinho and Yaw Tembe)
Meal concept: Catarina Santos e Inês Milagres
Production: O Rumo do Fumo
Support: Forum Dança
Thanks to: Mariana Tengner Barros, students of PEPCC/Forum Dança, 3/QUARTOS and Causas Comuns
Co-production: ORO/Nantes and the participation of and Louma
Co-production (Lisbon edition): Maria Matos Teatro Municipal
O Rumo do Fumo is financed by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes
Drawing credit: Catarina Santos

More about the project here.
Contact information: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Lisbon, Portugal


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