Title of the choreography – ÍCONES
Conception, Choreography– Victor Hugo Pontes
Light Design– Wilma Moutinho
Dancers – Joana Antunes, Ricardo Machado, Victor Hugo Pontes
Photograph Register– Susana Neves
Production – Programa Gulbenkian Criatividade e Criação Artística / Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica - NEC
Executive Production - Mafalda Couto Soares
As Sérgio Mah explains, photographic images are always vague and imperfect. It is this characteristic that allows us, through them, to observe reality without fear. But it is also this characteristic that forces us to make the effort to complete the image and our understanding of it. For this, we go back to our mental archive of images, our own visual and emotional experiences. Perhaps it is for this reason that photography sometimes touches us in a more intimate way than reality itself, allowing us to capture that reality.
This is the role of icons. They help us to take hold of real events, even when we don`t understand them.
Paulo Moura, Pública magazine, 09/01/2005