Deseclipse is a project that results from a partnership between Instável – Centro Coreográfica and Ana Rita Xavier, Aura and Joana Couto. A space for conversation, sharing and demystification of topics related to the state of the art and culture, seeking to launch topics, questions and problems. A safe and circular space where everyone can intervene and watch.

The theme of each session will be chosen by the people present at the previous conversation, and will be accompanied by a film, documentary, podcast or interview to be watched together.

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Ana Rita Xavier

Ana Rita Xavier is a performer and creator. Graduated in Creation and Interpretation in Contemporary Dance, by ESD, she also completed the ModemPro course (Scenario Pubblico, Sicily) and the FAÍCC. Throughout her career she collaborated with Hugo Calhim Cristovão and Joana V. M. Trindade, Gustavo Ciríaco, Guilherme de Sousa and Pedro Azevedo (BLUFF), Joana Castro, Gil Mac, Xana Novais, António Lago, Thamiris Carvalho, Filipe Moreira, Radar 360º, Tom Borgas and André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo (CRL – Central Elétrica). As a creator and in the Palcos Instável cycle, she presented “Zona 1” and “Título meramente descritivo ou duas mulheres e uma plateia”, in co-creation with Sofia Alvernaz.

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Aura da Fonseca

AURA is a transdisciplinary artist. Her work includes “A Transformação do Mundo”, and “7 ≈ 8” (Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia, The Place, Migration Matters Festival, STOFF, Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Mala Voadora, CLAY, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Nottingham Contemporary). She has a Masters in Performance Making from Goldsmiths and a degree in Visual and Intermedia Arts from ESAP.

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Joana Couto

Joana Couto began her journey with 15 years of teaching at the Ginasiano Escola de Dança and then joined the Dancer/Maker course at ArtEZ University of Arts. She starts working as a freelancer at Kale Companhia de Dança and Companhia Instável. She highlights her work with Hélder Seabra, Roberto Olivan, Christine Hassid, among others. As a choreographer, she created “If only this was about food” which she performed at TMP in 2020 and “Sinto muito” which premiered in 2021, and which had an archive book of the creative process. And, in 2022, she collaborates with Leo Calvino in the creation of “Apneia”. She co-creates Festival Súbito and Programa Órbita, a multidisciplinary platform for sharing and programming, together with Beatriz Sarmento.