“Por Instantes de Felicidade”: corpos em performances na Quasar Cia. de Dança de Goiânia

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This research use the performance notion from studies of Department of Performance Studies at New York University, especially in the work of the playwright Richard Schechner, and pounces toward “Por Instantes de Felicidade” (“Moments of Happiness”), Quasar Dance Companycelebrating spetacle its twentieth anniversary. This work, therefore, questions itself about the historical journey of this company; about how its national and international projection occurs and about its characteristics as a dancer producer to thenceforth to do a poetic reading about this spectacle. In order to get that, this paper proposes a conceptual reflection that signals the epistemological view cast upon the documents of this show and about this company, and it makes a detailed description of the spectacle “Por Instantes de Felicidade” to perceive it formally and contextually. The reading of the show counts on the video images of its local premiere on April 18 and 20, 2008 at Teatro Goiânia, with the extras of such a DVD, an interview with the choreographer Henrique Rodovalho and a writing questionnaire with the interpreter Daniel Calvet. One of the conclusions reached in the research is that the show studied excels by a virtuous performance of dance and that its strong self-referential content ends up characterizing it as a spectacle fundamentally entertainment, especially for its theme to be commemorative. From the interviews conducted with the dancers João Paulo Gross, Marcos Buiati and Martha Cano, who danced it in later years, it is concluded, among other things, that this vigorous performative pattern of the company is physically very demanding for the bodies of the performers.



SILVA, M. “Por Instantes de Felicidade”: corpos em performances na Quasar Cia. de Dança de Goiânia. 2017. 223 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Performance Cultural) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.