27 July - 31 August
interviews conducted by Sílvia Pinto Coelho with Christine De Smedt and Mark Tompkins
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
Christine De Smedt Works in the fields of choreography, dance and performance, with research-based processes, developing different methodologies for performance formats. Has collaborated with Meg Stuart, Mårten Spångberg, Mette Edvardsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Vladimir Miller, Xavier Le Roy, Mette Ingvartsen, Eszter Salamon, Bojana Cvejic among others. She curates artistic projects and residencies at the Research and Training Studio in Performing Arts in Brussels, where she was also pedagogical coordinator.
Mark Tompkins American performer, singer, choreographer and teacher based in Paris since 1973, he founds the Company I.D.A. in 1983. He fabricates unidentified performance objects that mix dance, music, voice and text inspired by popular culture: music hall, vaudeville, burlesque and musical comedy. In 2008, he receives the SACD prize for Choreography for all of his work. Renowned for his transmission and passion of real time composition, he collaborates with dancers and musicians.