In a statement, the Serralves Museum states that the series intends to be “another step towards the affirmation of the place of performance in the museum space, but also for its questioning”. The 7th edition of the series starts on 11 September with “Eclipse: Mundo”, by Paz Rojo, a performance in which dance appears as “an emptiness, a separation, a retraction and an abandonment” corresponding to the etymological origin of the word eclipse, according to the museum.
Also “Nikisi”, by Coletivo LOA, debuts on the 11th at the museum with a performance in which four elementary entities “test the limits of the body in a desire to transform matter”. The performances “Croon Harvest”, by Jack Sheen, “Variações para piões nº1”, by Inês Tartaruga Água, and “Cosmic Silence (Fluorescence)”, by Margherita Morgantin, take place on the weekend. On Sunday, the “Museu como Performance” series kicks off with “To See This Dance/To Dance in the Age of No-Future”, by Paz Rojo, and “Sylphides”, by Cecília Bengolea & François Chaignaud, a performance where the sylphs question "how material are the body and the afterlife".
“False Friends”, by Guillem Mont de Palol & Miguel Pereira, which places the two creators in a space of contrast between what is similar and different between them, and “Missed-en-abîme”, by Rogério Nuno Costa, who wants talk about a gesture that can be read as destruction, revelation or ostracism, also takes place on Sunday. The cycle, curated by Cristina Grande, Pedro Rocha and Ricardo Nicolau, has the support of Morgan Phoa Family and will take place over the two days at the museum, auditorium, library, park and Serralves house.