Thursday: Abracabra by Cláudia Dias

30 november, 8 p.m.
1 December, 7 p.m
Festival Dantzalia, La Fundición, Bilbao

In 2019, Cláudia Dias begins working on the fourth instalment of Seven Yers Seven Pieces project. After Pablo Fidalgo Lareo, Luca Bellezze, and Igor Gandra, the project continues with choreographer and dancer Idoia Zabaleta. 

Idoia Zabaleta – irreverent, free, responsible, a punk, generous, intelligent, an activist – is a natural choice for this project, given the complicity she shares with Cláudia Dias. In 2014 they developed a training project in the Basque country called Nesta parte esquinada da península, which involved 16 Basque, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese artists. They share the technique of Real-Time Composition, both as a theoretical/practical tool and as artistic training, as well as a political position – a way of being and looking at the questions of the polis. 

Thursday will premiere in Bilbao at Festival Dantzaldia, on November 30 and December 1, 2019.

Read the first of two texts by external eye Jorge Louraço Figueira here.

Artistic director Cláudia Dias
Guest artist Idoia Zabaleta
Performers Cláudia Dias and Idoia Zabaleta
Artistic Assistant Karas
Light Design and Technical Director Nuno Borda de Água
Music Fuego by Bomba Estéreo, Banho by Elza Soares, De dentro do Ap by Bia Ferreira, Canción Total by Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés
Video Bruno Canas
Photos Alípio Padilha

Outside Eye Jorge Louraço Figueira

Produced by Alkantara
Touring Something Great
Coproduced by Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Municipal São Luiz, Azala
Artistic residencies and support Azala, L’animal a l’esquena, O Espaço do Tempo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Thanks Mursego, María Arnal y Marcel Bagés, Hélder Azinheirinha


Alkantara is funded by República Portuguesa | Cultura / Direcção-Geral das Artes
Azala y Moare Danza are funded by Departamento de Cultura do Governo Basco