This videoperformance is a landmark of the early career of the Bahia-based artist Marcondes Dourado, created when he was only 22. Bardo was presented at the Sesc Pompeia Theatre in 1996, during the 11th edition of the Festival, and combines the languages of dancing, video, and theater. Inspired in the writings of Antonin Artaud, the performance speaks of solitude and of the playwright’s experiences with electroshock during the 20 years in which he lived in psychiatric facilities. During the performance, a female dancer bathes in the water contained in basins set across the stage; the basins also contain hair, alluding to a metaphor in which the dancer looks to retrieve that lost bodily fragment.