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Thursday: Abracabra by Cláudia Dias

  • 01.12 2019
  • Festival Dantzalia, La Fundición, Bilbau

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.

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 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

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