Bocarra means a very big and open mouth or maw. In Bocarra we will explore the mechanics of the moving body as a sounding instrument, departing from female polyphonic singing repertoire about violence, feelings of bitterness and foreignness from the Iberian Peninsula. Understanding many of these songs as traditions of non-conformity and as veiled and unresolved resistance against heteronormative roles, we will work with the possible embodiments evoked and the particular vocalic qualities of these musical forms. We will explore movement vocabulary that deals with the continuum and the borders between care and violence within physical closeness. Bodies are placed discursively and performatively in the voice, and are shaped and transformed by the voices that produce them. We want to work beyond binary and exclusive categories of vocal registers and range.
The research and preparation of this work was made possible through the Dis-Tanz-Solo program, with the research project "Attachments, extensions and prosthetics: the body of the voice"
Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, [Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN/ tanz:digital/ DIS-TANZ-START] des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
Choreography, Artistic Direction Luísa Saraiva
Performance by and with Luisa Alfonso, Alexandre Achour, Luísa Saraiva
Instruments Inês Tartaruga Água
Sound Design Francisco Antão
Production Management Apricot Productions (DE), Mariana Costa (PT)