Flora Détraz

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Galerias Municipais are hosting a performance by Lisbon-based dancer by Flora Détraz at Galeria Quadrum. Tutuguri by Flora Détraz has been organized within the context of the public programs for Elisa Pône’s exhibition “Falso Sol, Falsos Olhos”, which was on view at Galeria Quadrum between November 21, 2020 and January 31, 2021. The video recording of this performance will be available online from March 1 to June 1, 2021.

Tutuguri – site specific is a part of Flora Détraz’s Tutuguri solo piece, adapting each time to non-theatrical spaces (galleries, museums, gardens, rehearsal studios). Detraz’s voice and body are performing together, offering the viewer the possibility to «hear» dance. In a polyphonic solo piece, Tutuguri explores the asynchronicity between movements and sounds, in a perpetual conflict of opposites. The dancer’s body is inhabited by whispers, animal growls, children’s noises, alien sounds, conversations, spasms, and is singing from the guts, thus transporting the viewer/listener into a spectral landscape of voices. Tutuguri aims for togetherness, it proposes fluxes of sounds and affects and promotes bridges into nothingness.

Flora Détraz is a choreographer and performer with a background in ballet and literature studies. She began her studies at Centre Chorégraphique National Lyon, under Maguy Marin, and then completed choreographic studies at Pepcc, Forum Dança, in Lisbon. She had the opportunity to meet artists Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Vera Mantero, Lia Rodrigues, Meredith Monk, Loïc Touzé, Meg Stuart, Jonathan Burrows, who all influenced her own work. Questioning the relationship between voice and movements, Detraz started choreographing her own pieces in 2013: Peuplements (2013), Gesächt (2014), Tutuguri (2016), Muyte Maker (2018). As a performer, she is currently working with Marlene Monteiro Freitas on Bacantes-Prelúdio para uma Purga.

Author and performer – Flora Détraz
Assistance – Anaïs Dumaine
Production – PLI
Co-production – Materiais Diversos (pt), PACT-Zollverein (de), MA scène nationale, Montbéliard (fr), Relais culturel de Falaise (fr), CCN de Caen en Normandie – direction Alban Richard (fr)
Residencies – Ramdam, un centre d’art (fr), Espaço Alkantara (pt), Espacio Azala (es)
Support – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (pt), DRAC Normandie (fr)

an exhibition by Elisa Pône at Galerias Municipais – Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon. November 2020 – January 2021
Curated by Estelle Nabeyrat
Additional support by Institut Français Lisboa and IF-Monographie Paris, In Safe Hands

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Curated by
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Fake Sun, Fake Eyes
Elisa Pône
Estelle Nabeyrat
Quadrum Gallery