"Starting from" is the motto of creation of HECTOR; a solo that focuses in the physical strength and spirit of relentless pursuit, bringing the limits of the body the characteristics of the myth itself. Protected of Apollo, Trojan Guard, tamer of horses, commander of the Trojans, prince among princes. Leading warrior of Troy, carries the courage, nobility and wisdom equal to the Gods. Yet retains the best in human nature. Who is Hector? Who is this Hector? An empty space, away from history, it is the physicality, rigour and depuration of the myth made man.
André Mendes was born in 1990, in Vila Nova de Famalicão. In 2012 he completed the contemporary dance performance course at Balleteatro Escola Profissional. In 2014, he was resident performer with the Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (Northern Contemporary Ballet) company. Since 2012 he has worked with various artists, including Victor Hugo Pontes, Né Barros, Mariana Tengner Barros, Joclécio Azevedo, Tânia Carvalho and Luís Guerra. As choreographer, he created the pieces Encounters (2013, jointly with Ricardo Pereira); Showroom (2014) and Trojan Horse (2015).
Artistic direction, set and performance André Mendes • Original Music Pedro Augusto aka Ghuna X • Lighting design Rui Monteiro • Movement and research assistance Cristina Planas Leitão • Costumes and props Jordann Santos • Script Pedro Mendes • Video-recording Eva Ângelo • Management Heurtebise • With the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian • Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Casa das Artes Famalicão • Partnerships Companhia Instável, O'espaço do Tempo • Thanks Allan Falieri, Álvaro Campo, Daniela Gonçalves, Emanuel de Sousa, Hugo Calhim Cristovão, Luiz Antunes • Approximated duration 50 mins • M/12
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019