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A POWER BALLAD 

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‘Piece of the Heart’. A solo with ‘backing dancers’, a choir and a soloist. About love. About loss. Very much unfinished. To be continued in a near future. To recurrently create new versions. A project for life. 

Why do we have to “fall” in love, this aggressive involuntary action? Why can we not just slowly and carefully “sit on IT”?  What if I was different, if I had different hair, if I was a man, if I was tougher, sweeter, would LOVE have a different effect on me? Am I really what I represent? I want to escape myself. I want to run away with my heart. I lost my heart, I saved my heart, I cleaned it, I kissed it, I cuddled it, I presented it, I exposed it, I hurt it, I broke it, I played with it. My heart is tired. My heart is representing me and I hide. I appear and it leaves. I feel nothing.

It’s about loss, because it happened and it will happen again and

I wish I didn’t have to feel it.

Then I feel guilty for wishing.

I should never wish because I am not ambitious.

I desire only what I acknowledge.

I give value to what is here.

I wish I didn’t wish.

Wish fulfillment everyday.

It’s about constant loss.

It’s not about loosing,

It’s about loss.

It’s not continuous

It’s raw and sudden.

Loss.

If I kill my heart I no longer feel.

Loss is a feeling.

Erase loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

Mariana Tengner Barros 2008


Piece of the heart (2008)
was created during an artistic residency at Eira33, Lisbon and performed in different formats (stage version and installation version), at Eira33/Lisbon, Festival adição+(08)/ Caldas da Rainha, Festa da Dança 08 at Negócio-ZDB/ Lisbon and Lx Factory Open Day/ Lisbon.

Concept and artistic direction: Mariana Tengner Barros

Co-creation and performance:Alina Bilokon, Maria Lemos, Francisca Santos, Teresa Silva e Mariana Tengner Barros

Music:Filipe Lopes

Costumes:Mariana Tengner Barros

Set: Mariana Tengner Barros and Francisca Santos

MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

DEBORAH HAY’S

AT ONCE

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(Photos of rehearsals: Costume experiments)

AND SO?… THE END.

Solo. MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

Info sobre a peça/ Info about the piece

Après Le Bain

Info sobre a peça/ Info about the piece

Solo. Mariana Tengner Barros

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Mariana Tengner Barros Photography

Mariana Tengner Barros
Performer and choreographer living and working in Lisbon. Intrigued and fascinated by the ‘spectacle’ of life, how people represent and present themselves in the social planes of existence, the tensions between ‘looking’ and ‘being’, glamour and it’s destruction, the ridiculous that is contained in the processes of constructing and destroying our own image, things near a threshold. Embracing the matters of ‘play’, of playing, for real, because playing matters, keeps her moving, away from self-censorship and closer to a tuned curiosity.

Mariana Tengner Barros

Performer and choreographer living and working in Lisbon. Intrigued and fascinated by the ‘spectacle’ of life, how people represent and present themselves in the social planes of existence, the tensions between ‘looking’ and ‘being’, glamour and it’s destruction, the ridiculous that is contained in the processes of constructing and destroying our own image, things near a threshold. Embracing the matters of ‘play’, of playing, for real, because playing matters, keeps her moving, away from self-censorship and closer to a tuned curiosity.

© Vítor de Rosário

A POWER BALLAD 

more info about A POWER BALLAD

‘Piece of the Heart’. A solo with ‘backing dancers’, a choir and a soloist. About love. About loss. Very much unfinished. To be continued in a near future. To recurrently create new versions. A project for life. 

Why do we have to “fall” in love, this aggressive involuntary action? Why can we not just slowly and carefully “sit on IT”?  What if I was different, if I had different hair, if I was a man, if I was tougher, sweeter, would LOVE have a different effect on me? Am I really what I represent? I want to escape myself. I want to run away with my heart. I lost my heart, I saved my heart, I cleaned it, I kissed it, I cuddled it, I presented it, I exposed it, I hurt it, I broke it, I played with it. My heart is tired. My heart is representing me and I hide. I appear and it leaves. I feel nothing.

It’s about loss, because it happened and it will happen again and

I wish I didn’t have to feel it.

Then I feel guilty for wishing.

I should never wish because I am not ambitious.

I desire only what I acknowledge.

I give value to what is here.

I wish I didn’t wish.

Wish fulfillment everyday.

It’s about constant loss.

It’s not about loosing,

It’s about loss.

It’s not continuous

It’s raw and sudden.

Loss.

If I kill my heart I no longer feel.

Loss is a feeling.

Erase loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

It’s about loss.

Mariana Tengner Barros 2008


Piece of the heart (2008)
was created during an artistic residency at Eira33, Lisbon and performed in different formats (stage version and installation version), at Eira33/Lisbon, Festival adição+(08)/ Caldas da Rainha, Festa da Dança 08 at Negócio-ZDB/ Lisbon and Lx Factory Open Day/ Lisbon.

Concept and artistic direction: Mariana Tengner Barros

Co-creation and performance:Alina Bilokon, Maria Lemos, Francisca Santos, Teresa Silva e Mariana Tengner Barros

Music:Filipe Lopes

Costumes:Mariana Tengner Barros

Set: Mariana Tengner Barros and Francisca Santos

MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

DEBORAH HAY’S

AT ONCE

Click for more info

(Photos of rehearsals: Costume experiments)

AND SO?… THE END.

Solo. MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

Info sobre a peça/ Info about the piece

Après Le Bain

Info sobre a peça/ Info about the piece

Solo. Mariana Tengner Barros

CLICAR NO LINK PARA A PÁGINA DOS TRABALHOS FOTOGRÁFICOS

CLICK BELOW FOR ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

Mariana Tengner Barros Photography

Mariana Tengner Barros
Performer and choreographer living and working in Lisbon. Intrigued and fascinated by the ‘spectacle’ of life, how people represent and present themselves in the social planes of existence, the tensions between ‘looking’ and ‘being’, glamour and it’s destruction, the ridiculous that is contained in the processes of constructing and destroying our own image, things near a threshold. Embracing the matters of ‘play’, of playing, for real, because playing matters, keeps her moving, away from self-censorship and closer to a tuned curiosity.

Mariana Tengner Barros

Performer and choreographer living and working in Lisbon. Intrigued and fascinated by the ‘spectacle’ of life, how people represent and present themselves in the social planes of existence, the tensions between ‘looking’ and ‘being’, glamour and it’s destruction, the ridiculous that is contained in the processes of constructing and destroying our own image, things near a threshold. Embracing the matters of ‘play’, of playing, for real, because playing matters, keeps her moving, away from self-censorship and closer to a tuned curiosity.

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Performer and choreographer living and working in Lisbon. Intrigued and fascinated by the ‘spectacle’ of life, how people represent and present themselves in the social planes of existence, the tensions between ‘looking’ and ‘being’, glamour and it's destruction, the ridiculous that is contained in the processes of constructing and destroying our own image, things near a threshold. Embracing the matters of ‘play’, of playing, for real, because playing matters, keeps her moving, away from self-censorship and closer to a tuned curiosity.

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