3rd March 2018 | 7:30PM | Free, ticketed (book here)

CONSUBSTANTIATION is a queer drag performance. Displacing from binary gender and sexual identities the performance works in the creation of an imaginary of both gender and sexual “in-betweenness” and its embodiment: a human body approaching an object-like gender. 

Embracing objecthood as a mandala for a blurry genderness, a figure enters a simultaneous and paradoxical process of self-objectification and somatic disappearance (a cancellation of its subjectivity). 

Dinis Machado searches for a parallel gender imaginary foreign to the mainstream sedimented pop aesthetics of queer. An exercise of displacement where: glittery costumes give place to processes of hacking the body with geometrical objects of concrete materials; stylised choreographies give place to uncanny movement patterns; pop songs give place to multifarious and blurry identity narratives sang as a dodecaphonic opera, that produce more of an incomplete fiction than a narrative legitimation of the self. 

This figure invests in uncanny conditionings and deformations of its body, finding in materiality, geometry, and plasticity a process of questioning the body in its self anthropomorphic representation and like that reclaiming a body of a queer materiality: that refuses to perform linear heterosexuality, maleness and anthropomorphism, and refuses paradoxically also to abandon it.



Dinis Machado has worked as a choreographer since 2008. Born in Porto (PT), he has been based in Stockholm (SE) since 2012 where he collaborates with Weld.

He holds the MA Choreography by DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies and the Visual Arts Independent Studies Program at Maumaus (Lisbon). He also studied theatre and dance at ACE and Balleteatro in Porto and ESTC in Lisbon.
In 2013 got the Cullberg Ballet/Life Long Burning swedish co-production for the project Black Cats Can See in the Dark But Are Not Seen one of the selected works at [8:tension] series at ImpulsTanz 2014.