BLINK
mini unison intense wail


Artist: Michelle Moura
Country: Brazil / Germany 
Type: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2015


In BLINK mini unison intense wail Michelle Moura explores the rhythms of blinking and the changes in perception triggered by this extreme exercise – looking outward, looking inward. Strong feelings oscillating between happiness and sadness emerge amid increasingly ecstatic sounds. The dance of the eyelids takes hold of both performers’ faces and bodies, while they work themselves up to a clima does’t leave still not a single eye in the audience. 

BLINK mini unison intense wail is a challenge to the impossible, in its aspiration to choreograph the involuntary, uncontrollable movement of the eyes and the eyelids. Angels, sirens, shamanic spirits, Manga figurines, the two protagonists build a bewitching crescendo as little by little they reveal themselves more explicitly to the hypnotized eyes of the beholders. The very title offers multiple open readings of the intents that may be understood through the succession of situations on stage.


CREDITS

Creation 
Michelle Moura


Performers 
Clara Saito
Michelle Moura


Collaboration
Clara Saito
Lisa Vereertbrugghen


Dramaturgy
Alex Casal 


Sound 
Kaj Duncan David
(originally Rodrigo Lemos

Light
Leticia Skrycky
(originally Lucas Amado


Costumes
Lisa Vereertbrugghen 


Advisors
Elisabete Finger
Jeroen Fabius
Katerina Bakatsaki


Creative Producers
Cândida Monte
Wellington Guitti 


Co-production & Touring Producer
Something Great

Co-Production
CND - Centre National de la Danse 
SESC São Paulo
DasArts 


Support
La Bamba


Photographs: Blink - mini unison intense wail © Cristiano Prim, Marco Flávio