Quinta-feira: Abracadabra

In Thursday: Abracadabra, Cláudia Dias and Idoia Zabaleta find new uses for worn words. Starting 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.

Thursday: Abracadabra is the fourth instalment in the Seven Years Seven Pieces series, a seven-part performance project addressing the concept of an absent or precarious future developed by Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias.


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
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




12  October |  O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo 
30 November & 1 December | Festival Dantzaldia, La Fundición, Bilbau (ESP)


13-16 February |  São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisbon