Map of all BLIND Perfomances throughout 2017.
BLIND is an urban performance presented as an open work that refers to different readings: the reduction of our existence to the productive function and consumption, overwork, imprisonment and petrification of life, automation of daily life, ethical degeneration that is spreading at the present stage of society. The visual proposal is to criticize the grinding conditions so typical of all kinds of corporate work iconized in the social outfits that men and women wear in the great metropolises as an everyday armor. The work is developed from a theoretical and practical workshop, an opportunity in which the performative chorus is formed and the work comes to life. The debut of BLIND was on Paulista Avenue, followed by a performance in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
BLIND participated in the Sesc Palco Giratório (Rotating Stage) Program, being performed in almost all Brazilian capitals, in addition to being approved by the Pro-Rectory of Culture and Extension of the University of São Paulo’s grant, within the project “Cities in Performance”. It was also performed in Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Funchal and New York. In 2015 the intervention represented Brazil in the International Quadrennial of Prague, and was performed during the Virada Cultural of São Paulo and the International Dance Festival of Londrina. Also in 2015 the project was contemplated by the Funarte Myriam Muniz Theater Prize, in the Circulation category. In 2016, it is performed in San José, Costa Rica, in partnership with the School of Dramatic Arts of the University of Costa Rica and LAB Memory of the performing arts. In 2017, BLIND goes to Europe participating in Imaginarius - International Street Theater Festival of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, with presentations planned in Zurich, Switzerland.
The performance will also represent Brazil at the World Stage Design, in Taipei, Taiwan, China, an event organized by OISTAT - International Organization of Stage Designers, Theater Architects and Technicians, that every 4 years celebrates the best in performance design around the globe, presenting a Panel with artistic productions developed worldwide.