DDD - FESTIVAL DIAS DA DANÇA

20  –  30.04   2021

Portugal
São Castro & António M Cabrita
LAST
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To place in parallel music and body – with all its movement – makes it difficult to imagine if it’s the dance that reveals the intrinsic characteristics of music, as if it would translate it, or if it’s music that praises the movements of the body and directs it in a musical gesture. Music makes feelings visible, movements real: we listen to the music, we create dance.


In 2020, when the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth was celebrated, The Late String Quartets became the main conductor of the choreography ‑ a choice dictated by its complexity, contrasts, poetic, the logic of composition exposed by an irascible man and immersed in deafness. This relationship between the human being and music, becomes even more literal and visible with the live interpretation of the Matosinhos String Quartet.

Concept and coreography São Casto, António M Cabrita

Performers Ana Moreno, Ester Gonçalves , Guilherme Leal, Miguel Santos, Rosana Ribeiro

Set, lighting design, costumes São Castro, António M Cabrita

Technical direction and lighting design consultancy Cristovão Cunha

Music The Late String Quartets ‑ Ludwig van Beethoven

Live music Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos ‑ Vitor Vieira, Juan Maggiorani (violins), Jorge Alves (viola), Marco Pereira (cello)

Production Companhia Paulo Ribeiro

Co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto/DDD - Festival Dias de Dança , São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Viriato

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro is a structure financed by República Portuguesa  ‑ Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes

Last is supported by Município de Viseu in the framework of the programme Viseu Cultura

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DDD – FESTIVAL DIAS DA DANÇA

20    –    30.04   2021