HAU 3: 21st April, 9.00 pm / 22nd April, 8.00 pm
(Double bill with Ferreira / Fauller)

Margô Assis / Eugênio Paccelli Horta


German Premier / Talk with the audience: 22nd April, after the performance

The drawing is the space of action in which the dancer Margô Assis and the artist Eugênio Paccelli Horta meet in order to expand their aesthetic contacts in a common dialogue. Their basic material, paper, is called “papel” in Portuguese. This is also the word for the role one would play on stage. The two artists form, cut out and develop their ideas with paper.

Eugênio Paccelli Horta associates all the steps of intellectual and sculptural work with drawings. In contrast, for Margô Assis they are the development of the movement in space as she experiences it. Drawing and dance flow together in a common space, without one dominating the other. Instead, they develop dialogues that sometimes take form in drawings, sometimes in movement.

Their performances are titled “Section”, “Envelope”, “Butterfly”, “Prosthesis” and “Extract”. They were created from experiments where they attempted to understand sculptural elements and movement from the perspective of drawing. For this approach they used simple drawing material: paper, pencils, scissors, cutters, tape, etc.

Concept and dance: Margô Assis and Eugênio Paccelli Horta / Costumes: Eugênio Horta / Production: Dora Leão

Margô Assis

Margô Assis has participated in various collaborative works since 1995, whose main tool is improvisation.

In 2008 she presented dança precária (precarious dance), her first solo piece. In 2007 she developed the piece Desenho (Drawing) together with the visual artist Eugênio P. Horta.

Between 2000 and 2005, she developed the pieces entorno (adjacent), in situ (on site) and experimento 1 (experiment 1) together with Luciana Gontijo.

Between 1998 and 2000, she participated in the productions Um alarme para o silêncio (A warning for silence), A metamorfose em deambulatório (The metamorphosis in the archway) and O que fazer para o jantar? (What to make for dinner?) as an interpreter/author under the artistic direction of the choreographer Dudude Herrmann at the Jambazart Festival.

She was invited to various important Brazilian dance and theater forums, among them the International Dance Forum FID, to the festivals Panorama de Dança, Dança Brasil, Circulação Caixa Cultural, Circuito 1,2,3 Petrobras, Caravana Funarte and to the festival Rumos Dança of the Itaú cultural foundation.
In the years 2006/2007, she participated in the forum for South American and European choreographers Colaboratório, which took place in cooperation with the festival Panorama de Dança, with FID and the biannual dance festival Fortaleza. She also performed in the festival In-Presentable in Madrid.

She studied Human Anatomy and Physiology at the federal university of Uberlândia, studied Pilates, the Integration of Somatic Movement with Adriana Almeida Pees, Somatic Education with Rose Akras, Alexander technique with Raquel Pires, Structurally Supported Improvisation with Massoud Saidpour (Iran), Instant Composition Dance Performance with David Zambrano, Improvisation and Composition with Katie Duck and Howard Soneklar (USA), Contact and Improvisation with Tica Lemos (Spanien), Laban technique with Paula Nestorov (Rio de Janeiro), Improvisation with Marcelo Evelin (Amazonas), Nô – technique for actors with Alice K. (São Paulo), clowning technique with Cristiane Paoli (Quito, São Paulo), Body Mind Centuring with Rose Akras and Francis Savage (USA), Osman Kassen, Vera Sala, Xavier Le Roy (France).

Eugênio Paccelli Horta: Tutor for Drawing at the Academy for Visual Arts of the federal University of Minas Gerais since 1997.

Group Exhibitions include: VII Integrarte, Centro Cultural of the federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 1994; O que Você Quer Ser Quando Crescer? (What do you want to be when you grow up?), Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte and Abra/Galeria, São Paulo, 1996; III Salão Unama de Pequenos Formatos, Art Gallery of the federal University of Amazonas, 1997; The 40th Golden Pen of Belgrade/The 5th International Biennial of Illustration, Montenegro, 1998 and Belgrad, 1999; 26. Art Salon Belo Horizonte, Celma Albuquerque Galeria de Arte, Belo Horizonte, 2000. Solo Exhibitions with drawings and paintings: Centro Cultural of the federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 2000; Gallery of the Academy for Visual Arts of the federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 2003, Museum for Decorative Art, Uberaba, 2005.

He designed the scenic space for experimento I (experiment I), part of the project Itaú Cultural/Dança, and also participated in the piece with drawing actions (2000-2003). He did costume design for the production em torno, 2005.

He participated in productions of the ensembles Grupo Circo, Multimédia and the company Dudude Herrmann as a dancer in 1989 and 1994.