Playing is a way of interpreting and discovering the world, which does not lose its function in adulthood. When we play, we give ourselves permission to abandon behavioural conventions, which lets our guard down and enter a place of possibilities and imagination, of experimentation and observation, of trust and listening. Over Our Heads is an installation that highlights choreographic and participatory aspects, where the verb ‘to play’ appears as a thematic area and fundamental premise of the learning and discovery process in all mammals - to play and to invent more, to enhance that “mist of things” that cross our minds.
OOH is an invitation to explore the body and space where everyone is co-creators, interpreters, and actors. We are, at times, choreography and scenography, composition and improvisation, a fleeting final art in a permanent composition-manifesto, from the first breath to the last.
Henrique Ralheta and Marta Cerqueira
Coccyx – Cultural Association
Culturgest – Caixa Geral de Depósitos Foundation, Miscellaneous Materials, Louletano Theater
Supported by Fundação GDA, Grant for artistic creation from the Municipality of Setúbal
Project financed by the Portuguese Republic Ministry of Culture | General Directorate of Arts
Osso Residences - Cultural Association, Teatro da Voz, Malaposta Cultural Centre, Louletano Theatre
Carole Garton, Vânia Doutel Vaz, João Paulo Santos, and students of the scenic space discipline at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha