© Simão do Vale Africano / “HIDE TO SEEK”, by Júlio Cerdeira

Júlio Cerdeira
Palcos Instáveis / Coproduction with Teatro Municipal do Porto

HIDE TO SEEK intends to think about the mask in its dual dimension: in the crystallization of an expression, state of mind or identity, but also in the possibility of nullifying the “self” for the emergence of otherness in the body. In a tense and childish game of hide and seek, the body redefines itself with each gesture, allowing itself to be occupied by the transformation of the imposed expression, creating a dialogue between stagnant form and alterable form. It is commonly said that the mask allows you to “hide to reveal”, in HIDE TO SEEK the impositions of the mask are transferred to the body and from the body to the mask.

Júlio Cerdeira is a performer and creator in the areas of dance, performance and theater. In 2015, he graduated in Theater from the University of Minho and in 2018 completed his research studies in arts in the Masters in Performing Arts at ESMAE, specializing in Artistic Direction and Interpretation. In 2019, he co-founded BANQUETE, a structure that develops work in the area of research and creation in performing arts: theater, dance and music. At the moment, he is a doctoral student in Contemporary Art at the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra. As a performer and creator, he collaborated with: Né Barros, Elisabete Magalhães, Rogério Nuno Costa, Sandro William Junqueira Festival DDD, Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, Family Film Project, P.Porto Fórum, Zet Gallery, Hosek Contemporary (Berlin), Centro de Arte Oliva, TRÊSPÊ Festival, among others.

Dance, M12 – 45 min

May 31 and Jun 1 / Café Teatro do TCA

Artistic direction and choreography: Júlio Cerdeira 

Interpreted by: 2 interpreters

Music: Miguel De

Light design: Pedro Abreu

Production and communication support: BANQUETE – Associação de Investigação e Criação em Artes Performativas

Coproduction: Instável – Centro Coreográfico e Teatro Municipal do Porto