NOUS, INNER PERCEPTION
“Nous”, greek philosophical term that means activity of the intellect or reason in opposition to material senses. May be considered a synonym for intelligence or thought, used to describe a form of perception that operates inside the mind refered by many as the sixth sense. The intuition of each, something that is not objective or linear … Contrary to the concrete information that we received through the senses.
Instead of the term “Nous” arises “Look,” perhaps the richest of the senses. Increasingly lived dazzled by our reflection, our appearance and what it means to others.
Using a complex choreographic language makes an analogy to look – the strongest of the senses, which brings us almost instant information. It is intended to get closer to the intellect and mind to see and feel beyond the look, get to the other side of the “mirror” because we walk and live at a dizzying speed, less and less connected and less and less absorbed.
Artistic Director, Choreography and Concept: Daniel Cardoso
Dancers: 6 dancers
Scenography: Daniel Cardoso e Hugo Matos
Light Design: Vítor Cândido
Video: António Cabrita
Music: Balmorhea, Younger Brother, Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, Isaure Equilbey & Paulin Bundgen, Polygon Window
Costumes: Alunos da Escola Artística António Arroios – Catarina Magalhães, Pedro Rocheteau, Inês Asper, Raquel Gonçalves, Sofia Mendes
Costumes Coordenation: Carla Isidro, Hugo F. Matos, Orenzio Santi
Photography: C. Cardoso
Production: Raquel Vieira de Almeida
Audience: over 6 years old
Duration: 1h 30 minutes (with intermission)