18 photos by João Millet Meirelles form this exhibition, which recreates the story of Companhia Viladança through four performances of its repertoire, all choreographed and directed by Cristina Castro. These are: José ULISSES da Silva (2002), Da Ponta da Língua à Ponta do Pé (2004), Aroeira - Com Quantos Nós se Faz uma Árvore (2006) and Habitat - Lat 13°S Long 38°31'12''O (2008). The images surpass simple registration; exceed the documentary quality of the works in order to form an authorial result, with its own expressivity. From the tension which exists in the act of registering (to make fixed, immovable) and ephemeral, transitory and liquid quality of gestures, the photographer constructs a poetic view over the scenes, showing his intimate and yet keen look.
The visual artists who form the group will promote two different activities during VIVADANÇA. The first one will be an outdoor wall painting at the access ramp to Teatro Vila Velha. This intervention aims at constructing a visual unity using patterns with the reproduction of a single element, an avatar inspired by the Neocreatures Project. Invited artists will make free interferences over these elements, in a composition which will transform the wall of the ramp leading to the theater into dancing wallpaper, using a diversity of colors, textures and playful imagination. The second activity will be a group exhibition at the theater’s exhibition areas (indoor), with will combine works made by the artists who took part on the first activity, extending it and making it possible to exchange ideas between both projects.