"Even though we seem to be isolated, we think we are individualities, we are together"
The contemporary dance piece CONEXÃO was created in 2017, between Senegal and Mozambique.It was premiered in 2018 at the VISÕES URBANAS festival in São Paulo, Brazil. The themes are the connection existing between all things and the comparison of natural and urban rhythms, these themes being proposed by a woman, with her challenges in today's world. It is a 35 minutes performance that can be presented in urban as well as natural spaces, with basic technical requirements (1 sound system and 3 light projectors depending on the natural light).
The CONEXÃO PROJECT is an experimental artistic, social and citizenship project that brought the performance CONEXÃO for free to 7 public places in Maputo and its periphery, for a public not necessarily accustomed to contemporary dance. The project was implemented between 2018 and 2019 by the company DESCOBRIR in partnership with Mário Cumbana, photographer and videographer.Throughout the project, images, sounds and reflections were captured, based on the relationships and interactions that emerged around the performances.
With the images, sounds and reflections captured throughout the PROJECTO CONEXÃO, the installation CONEXÃO 2.0 was created with 7 multidisciplinary points that reflect the reactions and interactions experienced during the PROJECTO CONEXÃO. The installation adapts to the space where it is presented and allows the audience to wander through the different stations. Therefore, the public realizes through a poetic walk what happened in Maputo and its periphery, and finally lives its own experience of the performance as it shows up within the installation CONEXÃO 2.0. It is a 55 minutes performative installation, made of 15 minutes of walking around and 35 minutes of performance, which requires more technical equipment (4 projection spaces, at least 2 sound systems and 3 light projectors).