Arts Council-funded stage show first performed in 2014 at the Kemp Town Carnival, in Brighton (UK). The show brings together Brazilian folk maracatu, samba, capoeira and other North-Eastern Brazilian music and dance traditions. In collaboration with internationally acclaimed percussionist Simone Soul, Cook The Rabbit production, Brazilian roots band Cozinha and choreographer Rosaria Gracia, the performance brings a narrative that explores the dazzling tales of the arrival of the Orixas (African deities) in Brazil. The project also involves community groups Capoeira Amazonia and Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul.
Dança do Vento on Youtube:
Dança do Vento
Dança do Vento on Youtube:
Animation “Da Loja Pro Lixo”
EP Saxcretino released by Sê-Lo netlabel in 2016 in collaboration with photographer Cyril Holas.
The project was executed between January and April of 2017 in Brighton, United Kingdom. The creatures in the video were made of trash, bones and shells found by Cyril and André on the beach.
Video Production – André Borges and Cyril Holas
Script and Video edition – André Borges
Photography and Puppet design – Cyril Holas
Colour & Effects- Nancy Viégas
Our first professional public performance was at the Manege Experimental Arts Festival (St. Petersburg-Russia 2010), where we presented a first version of ‘Other than I’. The work combined video, dance, sound sculpture, sonic architecture and live music. The performance was divided into two 40min parts performed in two days, in two different areas of the Gallery.
In 2011, we have decided to start a new project involving our two current solo performances. The project explores relationships under health risks. It contrasts sensuality with fear; love with death.
These are some images and link showing our last works experiments in progress:
The Myriad Things
the rubberbodies collectiveI was invited by the rubberbodies collective to compose and record a soundtrack for their latest work.
-hEx: inverting geometry is an interactive video and performance installation exploring the aesthetics and properties of auxetic materials. The work will be exhibited as a part of the “How?” exhibition, curated by Lily Agius, and the Science in the City festival (September 2012).The live performance can only be experienced for one hour each day from 8PM till 9PM.
The rubberbodies is a multi-disciplinary artist collective based on the island of Malta. Their collaborations arise from an addiction to create and a curiosity towards the other. rubberbodies’ method is based on devised work and no restrictions of what to do and how to arrive to it is made. By exchanging techniques and approaches, we are always seeking what is most alive, integrating text, music, image and action. Their interest is to interweave, change and fertilise each others’ artistic visions and find ways of bringing to life our visual conceptions.The collective aims to integrate art as a category in a society that builds expectations, values and roles based on a controlled system generated by the powerful bodies of religion, politics and the media. They use art and our bodies to address culturally determined perceptions by creating spaces for the observation of serious social and political issues.
Soundtrack for Hex-Inverted Geometry:
For this project, I recorded my beloved ‘saxcretino’ together with other handmade microtonal wind instruments, some household objects, an indian flute, voice and some digital sounds. I also used a few samplers of sounds of machines. It was all done at my home studio in early September 2012.
Listen to the soundtrack here:
Inverted Geometry https://soundcloud.com/andre-borges-11/inverted-geometry
The NKRSOUNDWAVES FESTIVAL 2011
FRIDAY 15 JULY- SALLIS BENNEY THEATRE
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