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In the end I'm nothing but a pile of dust
blown in the wind


Abandonada Mente is an immersive show created for Mina de S.Domingos with a strong component of visual and auditory elements.


The project was born out of a mutual interest in an artistic collaboration between performance artist Rui Paixão and choreographer Brandon Lagaert, fusing the world and internal logic of circus, dance and theatre.

This hybrid of different art forms and interests is exactly what connects KAIHO and Holy Clowns, together with the search for a cinematic aesthetic that in itself conveys the atmosphere, the need or lack of words, the body as the focal point of the performance. , the narrative as a macro objective without the need for linearity and the desire to delve into the depths of human depravity.

The performance follows the story of a man who works as a tour guide, fighting the deteriorating buildings that willingly surround him on a daily basis. Over time, the abandoned place confronts him with his inner demons, which he tries to overcome by focusing on simple work.

As you explore deeper into the landscape, only your body can communicate what human language cannot. As he slowly loses touch with reality, we are faced with the possibility that this guided tour could be his last.

Embraced by the deep silence that used to scare me 
I dig under a writhing structure that looms over the barren landscape 
Nothing more than extracting a little pleasure from performing a simple task 

In the end, I'm nothing but a pile of dust blown in the wind.


Artistic Direction:Brandon Lagaert

Co-creator and performer:Rui Paixao

Production and editing of the film: Telmo Soares

Soundscape: Brandon Lagaert and Telmo Soares

©Telmo Soares                   


Artistic residency - March 29 to April 21, 2023

Workshops/Meetings with the community - April 2nd, 15th and 16th, 2023 

Espetáculo - 19 e 20 de abril de 2023    



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