Glitch is a short-lived fault in a system. A choreopolitical approach of an open public machine of desire. This machine will evoke the invisible that has not yet been born throughout devices that shift the spacial notions, the inner/outside perception, the verticality, the ontogenetic interfaces with the parasympathetic control, allowing a queerness to unfold and to unveil other beings and modes of existence.
Glitch is a failure attempt of naming a procedure for the unborn. It is usually a minor malfunction; also: an unexpected defect, fault, flaw. Could an untrained body, a disobedient one, queer flesh, be a glitch in this system?
A counter time which refers to a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; performing the same task, controlled by a queer-bacteria in vitro. This inhuman micro condition; a political captive in a disenchantment realm holds the displacement for the radical detour to become.
Choreographer/dance-maker: Flávia Pinheiro
Performer/collaborator: Tom Oliver Jacobson
Performer: Agnė Auželytė-
Performer: Dora Brkarić
Performer: YuJing LIU (Hugo)
Performer: Ciro Goudsmit (Zero)
Performer: Sára Korom (Sashu)
Musician/performer: Gabriel de Oliveira
Images: Neda Ruzheva and Antonia Pushkareva
Mentors: André Lepecki and Pedro Manoel
Research collaborators: Mari Paula, Rodrigo Batista, Hedra Holdbach, Yuri Bruscky, Lia Leticia, Guilherme Luigi, Francisco Baccaro
Thanks to: Rodrigo Batista, Thais di Marco, Paula Montecinos, Mariana Senne, Annick Kleizen, Susy Blok, Laura Cull
I am a choreographer, performer, dance maker, researcher and teacher from Recife, Brazil.
I work in performances, videos, installations and urban interventions, in collaboration with artists from different fields, such as contemporary music, visual art, cinema and digital art. My work investigates the body in relation to low tech and analogical devices, the failure, error and catastrophic procedures according to the ambiance in which I am drowned. I am graduated in Performing Arts at UFPE, Recife, Brazil (2006). As a dance teacher (choreography, composition, improvisation), I worked at the Dance Academy at Federal University of Pernambuco (2016-2018), SESC (2004-2006), Oficinas Oswald de Andrade SP (2017), Centro Coreográfico RJ (2019), FAFIRE (2019), and Universidad de Missiones ARG (2009). I studied a Master in Visual Arts at UNA in Buenos Aires and a Master in Art History in Universidad Nacional de San Martin also in Argentina. Furthermore, I have worked extensively as a researcher, and facilitate pedagogical and international curatorial processes: Manta Residency (Argentina) and Mercadança. I am currently at DAS Choreography, master program in Amsterdam.
I received several awards for my choreographic works: Funcultura, Funarte, Itau Cultural - and I have participated in different national and international festivals including Panorama (RJ), Cena aberta Brasil (SP), VERBO2017- Galeria Vermelho, Dança no MIS (SP), MIRADAS, JUNTA Festival (PI), Festival Internacional de Dança do Recife, Cena Cumplicidades, TREMA Festival, Mostra Brasileira de Dança, FETEAG, Aldeia Vale Dançar / SESC Petrolina, FIG Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns (PE), RIO Festiv.al, Cena Rio Internacional (CCBB - RJ), Festival MOVASE/Manaus, Mostra Internacional de Video Dança Amazônia (Manaus/AM), Festival Internacional de Videodanza do Uruguay (Uruguay), Festival International de Video Movimiento (Colombia), FIVC - Festival Internacional de Videodanza (Chile), MIVSC - São Carlos Videodance Festival (Brasil), Dança em foco - Festival Internacional de Vídeo & Dança (Brasil), Projecto Corporalidad Expandida (Argentina), and MIT (SP).
In 2017 I started my studies in BMC® - Somatic Movement Educator Program at School for Body-Mind Centering in Brazil, São Paulo. I received a scholarship to study at CND Centre Nacional de la Danse in Paris/Pantin in 2016/2017 for Training in Performing Art from National Foundation of Arts / MinC, Ministry of Culture of Brazil. I stayed in Paris for 3 months taking the Regular Formation of the Dancer at CND Centre Nacional de la Danse/Pantin.
My most important dance pieces are: Ruins of a disappearance future (2019), Bacteria (2018), Antelope (2018), How to keep myself alive? (2017), Flood (2016), Diaphragm: Essay on Impermanence (2016), Diaphragm: Dispositive version Beta (2015), Sound Contact (2014), and All that is solid melts into air (2006). I have participated in several collective exhibitions with my visual works (Cataclismo 2019, Galeria Garrido, VERBO 2017 - Galeria Vermelho SP, Mulheres que frequentam 2019, Galeria Mau Mau, Bienal do Barro 2019). In 2020 I presented my first individual exhibition Abysses of a failure body which included videos, photographs, sculptures and performance. My latest work Ruins of a disappearance future was planned for SESC Av. Paulista SP in 2019, but postponed due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
I was awarded in SESC Palco Giratorio with the performances How to stay alive? and Contact Sound - getting the chance to perform these pieces in 26 different cities. I got a grant to research and create Ruins of a disappearance future, How to keep myself alive?, Flood, Bacteria and Antilope from Funcultura - Pernambuco. The were all supported by governmental funds.
In the first year of DAS Graduate School, I was commissioned by the Dutch Embassy in Brazil to develop the project Golden Bacteria, and I was selected for a residency in Barcelona at La Caldera. I collaborated with Rodrigo Batista for Kidnnaped Theater sponsored by Productiehuis Rotterdam Theater. For my first year pieced called Glitch - in vitro I developing a collective choreographic process with dancers from SNDO with André Lepecki as external mentor. I had a short residency time in ICK, Amsterdam. I developed many artistic collaborations with DAS Theatre: DAS Talks - and the graduation projects of the theatre makers Andrej Nosov and Tom Oliver Jacobson; I was also the external advisor of two students in their 1st year at SNDO - School for New Dance Development.
I was granted by the Fonds Pondium Kunsten Perfoming Arts Fund of the Netherlands to develop a dance open air intervention called Glitch - in vivo.
In my second year I collaborate with the artist Thais di Marco in Het Huis Utrecht. I am currently collaborating with Lote van der Berg in her new pice in Ter Apple called Rhizome for Jonge Harten festival. I am an active student member participating in OC as chair for DAS Graduate School.