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Martim Pedroso & Marlyn Ortiz
PT/US

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5, 6, 7, 8  and  One 

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5, 6, 7, 8  and  One 
© Josh Brandão

The dancer, as well as choreographer and backup dancer Marlyn Ortiz, born in 1976 - who danced in the New York clubs of the 90s, in Broadway musicals and in tours and music videos of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, The Black Eyes Peas, Taylor Swift and Usher - is now the starting point for Martim Pedroso's next performance. The idea came to light in 2017 and not even a worldwide pandemic stopped this project from materialising. With closed borders, between meetings via zoom, Whatsapp messages and video calls, the script was being written, and each day that goes by, an ocean away, was another day of epic doubts, hesitations, risky projections and some certainties, always towards the future and a show in the future. 

5, 6, 7, 8 and One is a hybrid between docfilm and docudrama. It is known to orbit around the biography of a Puerto Rican dancer and choreographer who started dancing in a backyard in the Bronx, who has been on the biggest stages and arenas on planet Earth and who, at a certain point, crossed paths with a Portuguese stage director and actor on a certain terrace in downtown Lisbon. They like to look at this project as a dedication to all the artists who empower other artists.   


"I didn't conquer this place alone. Getting here and now, is the result of who I am and what I have achieved, as well as the result of all those who believed in me and protected me. It is also the result of all those who gave me nothing and rejected me. They have all empowered me. They made my internal strength, my confidence and my expression grow. My power is the result of my unconditional love for dance, my technique, discipline, perseverance, strength, my struggles, my sexuality, my anger, my fears and weaknesses. My movement, itself, is the result of my internal voice that has been built up by all these atoms."

Concept, dramaturgy, text, direction and film direction

Martim Pedroso

Text collaboration, choreography and film performance

Marlyn Ortiz

Co-direction and editing

Paulo Berberan

Consultancy and collaboration in dramaturgy

Anthony Rodriguez

Performers on stage

Marianna Diroma, Martim Pedroso, Sérgio Noé Quintela

Concept, dramaturgy, text, direction and film co-direction

Martim Pedroso   

Text collaboration, choreography and film performance

Marlyn Ortiz

Co-direction and editing

Paulo Berberan 

Consultancy and collaboration in dramaturgy

Anthony Rodriguez   

Performers on stage

Mariana Diroma, Martim Pedroso, Sérgio Noé Quintela 

Special participation in the film

Dominique Kelley, LaMar Kahlil Lyons, Paul Kirkland, Reina Hidalgo, Reshma Gajjar, Ruthy Akasia Inchaustestegui, Shannon Beach

Translation support and costumes

João Telmo
Score, arrangements and sound editing

Carlos Morgado

Set design

Nova Companhia

Set design collaboration

António MV
Lighting design

José Álvaro Correia
Video and sound

Rita Casaes

Promotional picture

Josh Brandão
Executive Production

Ana Pinto

Produced by

Nova Companhia

Supported by

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Co-produced by

Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD - Festival dos Dias da Dança, Culturgest  


A Nova Companhia is supported by Governo de Portugal / Direção Geral das Artes

IN
Performances

9€

+12

Duração a anunciar


Co-presentation with: 

Culturgest – Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos, on May 18th to 21st, 2022.

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