70 Críticas da Dança
Paula Varanda was critical of the newspaper Público between 2004 and 2016 and gathers here her personal and professional testimony of 70 contemporary dance works presented in Portugal. They are works and criticisms that mirror, count, observe or comment on the time, places and relationships between people, creating fictions, realities and the state of the art. The poetics of the works are exposed in the body and on stage; the criticisms leave in words the trail of a theatrical and ephemeral dance. The criticism goes to the meeting: the public and the work. Critics make choices.
In this collection the choreographies of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Alain Platel, Clara Andermatt, Emmanuelle Huynh, Joseph Nadj, Madalena Victorino, Paulo Ribeiro, Rui Horta, Trisha Brown and Vera Mantero, among many others, were organized on themes that artistic production in this early century expresses: from cultures to ecology, through politics, solos, music and languages.