David Marques in his Danca Sem Vergonha explores the motor and cultural imaginaries related to dance but from a more intimate position, specifically that of his own room, where “without shame” indulges in dance and self-expression, confusing the plan of the time and space, public and private.
“For the past few years, I’ve been looking for ways to dance and reasons to dance. I noticed, while dancing at home, in studios and in clubs, a common pleasure in these contexts that kept me going. With few or no witnesses, this parallel dance of pleasure seemed to arise between a musical formalism and an emotional expressiveness without constraints. My ‘shameless dance’ perhaps exists only in a theatre and is only possible through the crossing of various spaces, times and motivations: the bedroom I associate with childhood, the club I associate with adolescence and the studio I associate with adulthood. The theatre I associate to the present, during a performance, of both spectators and performers. Danced by me, this dance-sensation is immediate and thought-through, simple and complex, referential and naive, abstract and symbolic, serious and amusing, intimate and shared, technical and unprepared.”
David Marques presents his work Dança sem Vergonha at Short Theatre 2020 thanks to the collaboration with Materiais Diversos within Displacement of the festival / More Than This.