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Thursday: Abracabra

Cláudia Dias

  • 13.02 — 16.02 2020
  • portuguese premiere
  • Teatro São Luiz - Sala Mario Viegas
Thu, 8 p.m. ; Fri and Sat, 9 p.m.; Sun, 5:30 p.m
São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Sala Mário Viegas
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In the fourth installment of the Seven Years Seven Pieces project, Cláudia Dias and Idoia Zabaleta find new uses for worn words. Starting over from scratch, they come to an agreement with everyone in the room about the minimum meaning of each word. Peace, bread, work, education — what does it all mean, exactly? By demonstrating the real relationship between things and words and seeking out the hidden names of injustice, inequality and oppression, they look for the magic word that will move bodies, and worlds.

In the Seven Years Seven Pieces project (2016-), choreographer Cláudia Dias creates a new work each year with a guest artist (Pablo Fidalgo Lareo, Luca Bellezze, Igor Gandra and Idoia Zabaleta). Each piece serves as the basis for a book, illustrated and designed by António Jorge Gonçalves (Seven Years Seven Books), and a creative project with young people in Almada and Porto (Seven Years Seven Schools).

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

Credits

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 Azala, L’animal a l’esquena, O Espaço do Tempo 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

Cláudia Dias

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...

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