Experience, coexistence. Repetition and permanence. Creation, production, training. Meeting, mismatch. Research. Labor. Theatre.
Teatro Máquina is a group of Fortaleza, in Ceara, Brazil. We are a collective that meets daily to engender and practice ways to keep us together. Our theater takes shape in the rehearsal room, the encounter with the text and ideas such as a space of exploration. We investigated the presence and the body, the gesture on its decoupage, the word as image.
Our work is guided by constructing and systematizing formal principles of composition, which focus mainly in the gesture investigation (in its construction, definition and decoupage) and also works with the expanded notion of narration (as opposed to dramatic elements).
The narrative language, epic aspects and different models of gestural and vocal composition are tested and revised continuously. The workshops and residences often offered, allow us to develop, produce and understand our creative processes, as they are shared. The group has been working on three converging fronts: foundation, production and political action.
In an intense work of creating productions, performing seasons, participation in festivals and exhibitions, we deepened our creative processes and exchanges with other artists and groups, making them systematic. The group is also dedicated to networking with theater groups in the city of Fortaleza, the interior of Ceará, and other cities in Brazil, an integrating circuit discussions about political ideas and practices that guide the theater group.
Direction: Fran Teixeira
Production: Levy Mota
Actors: Aline Silva
Ana Luiza Rios
Physical trainning: Andréia Pires
Vocal trainning: Danilo Pinho and Vládia Figueiredo
Scenography and graphic design: Frederico Teixeira
Costume design: Diogo Costa, João Zabaleta and Thais de Campos
Sound design: Ayrton Pessoa, Consiglia Latorre and Dustan Gallas
Lighting design: Walter Façanha
Photography: Deivyson Teixeira and Filipe Acácio