Aquilo de que somos feitos was created over a period of two years of research and rehearsals, in 1999 and 2000, when the celebrations for the 500 years of Brazil's "discovery" where very present. One of the starting points was, therefore, to "discover" and to deal with issues such as citizenship, history, memory. How can art think the world, and how can these ways of knowing serve the world? In this performance the audience shares the same space with the dancers, in proximity and exposed to a dilated time, where movement happens extremely slowly, stimulating a different way of seeing that is almost "epidermic." The object of investigation is the body, the flesh, both aesthetically—what unexpected shapes can it produce, what different ways can it occupy space—and philosophically, how much is a body worth, it's labor, it's meanings? In this work the audience is co-author, assigning whatever meaning it wishes to the shapes the body makes and to the political and advertisement slogans the dancers say.