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"L'après-midi de deux sportifs” is a research project for the creation of a performance in the form of a duet-sequel, which explores two very distinct psychomotor states, confronting them. On one hand, the state inherent to practice of sports training where effort, perspiration, hard work, transcendence and repetition stand out. On the other hand, the languid universe of the poem “L'après-midi d'un faune” by Stéphen Malarmé, invoking a corporeality without muscle tone , a way of being in ideation and rest, in pure sensorial and sensual enjoyment."

Artistic direction, choreography Ricardo Machado

Performers Paulo Mota and Ricardo Machado

Original Music and Sound Pedro Salvador

Light design Cláudia Valente

Project management  Outro Vento

Coproducer CRL – Central Elétrica

Artistic Residences Largo Residências e Lavrar o Mar 

Support República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes 

Video and editing João Vladimiro

Photography Sónia Santos

2021| 50 minutes

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