These interviews conducted by performer and researcher Sílvia Pinto Coelho focus on the role that procrastination can have on creative processes. Slowing down creation and research can be a way of recognizing that the act of delaying, of making things last, can lead to a fertile process of inventing the unknown. Improvisors and artists from the fields of dance and performance talk about their methodologies and ideas in this reformed version of Procrastination Marathon.
Mariana Tenger Barros and Elizabete Francisca possess a vast panorama of improvisation practices, achieved through dance, and share a selection of lapidating phrases such as: “No-one tells you what you are meant to do, or how. And that is an extremely strong emancipatory practice” (EFS). Or “How do we ride the waves of desire, in a dialogue with what others are doing?” (MTB).
interviews conducted by Sílvia Pinto Coelho with Elizabete Francisca and Mariana Tengner Barros
video and sound recorded by Sara Morais
video edited by Sara Morais e Pedro Gancho
produced by ORG.I.A.
executive producer Marta Moreira
coproduced Teatro do Bairro Alto
support by ICNOVA, FCSH