Friday The end of the world... or maybe not
Sexta-feira is the last of the working days of the Sete Anos Sete Peças cycle. The show closes a smaller cycle within a larger cycle and Cláudia Dias calls as guest artists Vasco Vaz and Miguel Pedro, who have done the critical follow up of the entire project. Then the weekend will come, Saturday and Sunday. It’s an English week. More or less: who knows how to count the working hours dedicated to this project? Imagining the days of rest has become a luxury. The value of work evaporates with the end-of-time air that haunts the world. The idea of the end of the world threatens to paralyse action and thought. Worse still, the idea of “end of history” accelerates the race to decide who will be “the last man”, who enters and who stays out of the barge of history. But history still moves, time still advances, inexorable. Sexta-feira, Claudia Dias gets together with those closest to her to close the week and imagine the immediate future. Maybe the end of this world is just the beginning of a new world.
Artistic director and performer Cláudia Dias Text Cláudia Dias with contributions from Jorge Louraço Figueira, based in part on "Capitalismo artístico: quando a arte e a cultura ocupam o centro" [Artistic Capitalism: When Art and Culture Occupy the Centre] by João Teixeira Music Vasco Vaz, Miguel Pedro Digital illustrations António Jorge Gonçalves Translator Marta Prino Peres Technical director and Light design Nuno Borda de Água Video Bruno Canas Photographs Alípio Padilha Technical and artistic assistant Karas Produced by Alkantara Coproduced by Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Municipal do Porto Coproduction residency O Espaço do Tempo Support Companhia Olga Roriz, Pro.Dança Special thanks to Idoia Zabaleta, Anabela Ferreira e Helder Azinheirinha - Centro Juvenil de Montemor-o-Novo / Câmara Municipal de Montemor-o-Novo.
Cláudia Dias is an associate artist of Espaço do Tempo.
Alkantara is funded by República Portuguesa|Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes.
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...