Establishing a bridge between the programme of Fórum do Futuro and that of the Galeria Municipal do Porto, in the framework of the exhibition Estar vivo é o contrário de estar morto, commissioned by Guilherme Blanc and Luísa Saraiva, Calixto Neto presents the performance oh!rage, a storm (in French, orage) based on images, references, and states that aim to embody anger.
Neto’s artistic practice focuses on peripheral dances, the invisibility of minorities, and representation of the black body, combining elements of afropunk and afrofuturism with postcolonial studies and emancipation discourses. In oh!rage we discover a diasporic body that claims a dance in a state of celebration, shaking hips, bouncing, striking the ground with an impalpable, ritualistic, ancestral power of communication. Passing through the shadows, through extravagance and laziness, oh!rage dances and navigates between a sense of lament, revolt, protest, and celebration. The black body and its experience in the world (as well as in the art world) is used as a trigger for questions and proposals. Calixto Neto dances to fail and triumph, in response to the question: can the subaltern body dance?
CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE Calixto Neto
LIGHTING DESIGN Eduardo Abdala
SOUND CREATION Charlotte Boisselier
SOUND TECHNICIAN Fábio Ferreira
EXTERNAL VIEWS: Carolina Campos, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Marcelo Sena
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION: Météores
COPRODUCTION: CND CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE, LA PLACE DE LA DANSE – CDCN TOULOUSE/OCCITANIE
WITH THE SUPPORT OF DRAC ÎLE DE FRANCE AS PART OF THE PROJECT AID