Wednesday The Time of The Cherries
- 26.05 2021
- Seven Years Seven Pieces
- Teatro São Luiz - Sala Luis Miguel Cintra
In Quarta-Feira: O tempo das cerejas, the third episode of the Sete Anos Sete Peças cycle, Cláudia Dias shares the stage with Igor Gandra, artistic director of the Teatro de Ferro. The set is a huge hole in the middle of laminated plasterboard, as if a giant iron ball had fallen there. By building the scenic space with the same material used in thousands of Portuguese houses, to begin to deconstruct, Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra make a direct connection to everything that is swept under the western carpet. Although aerial bombardments by European military forces are now easily visible on the Internet or on TV, the connection between our homes and craters opened by missiles elsewhere in the world is not so visible. This black hole alludes to this causal relationship by enlightening it. It’s not just a question of showing the responsibility of European social democracies in the massacres that are now taking place in the rest of the world. The black eye in the middle of the floor is a negative sign image that reveals what is to be done.
Concept and artistic director Cláudia Dias Guest artist Igor Gandra Performed by Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra Artistic and technical assistant Karas Text, set and puppets by Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra Puppet atelier Igor Gandra, Cláudia Dias, Karas, Eduardo Mendes, Daniela Gomes, Nádia Soares Light Design and Technical Director Nuno Borda de Água Critical Eye Jorge Louraço Figueira Produced by Alkantara Co-produced by Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Artistic residencies O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro de Ferro, Companhia de Dança de Almada, Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor
Cláudia Dias (Lisbon, 1972) is a Portuguese choreographer, performer, and teacher. Education Cláudia Dias began her dance training at Academia Almadense and received a scholarship to continue her training with Companhia de Dança de Lisboa. She completed the training program for Contemporary Dance performers at Fórum Dança and the Professional Course in Management of Cultural Organisations and Projects (Cultideias). She holds a Master’s degree in Performing Arts from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Performance & Creation Credits As a performer, Cláudia...