The director Claudia Varejao and her sound assistant Adriana Bolito accompanied the National Ballet Company for 12 months, gathering images that are part of a documentary now being shown. Squatting, undetected in a dark corner of the stage, of the studios or of dressing rooms, they certainly must have caught them all off guard, whether in the simple and routine day-to-day rehearsals or in their more emotional and fragile condition during shows. Dancar (Dancing), which more than a profession is a way of life and the title for a film, a poem by Adilia Lopes kindly provided by the author, reveals the vulnerability of those lives. These are the images, portraying the artists and everyone working with CNB that will surely also depict the history of the dance company’s nearly four decades of existence.
Cláudia Varejão was born in Porto and studied film in the Programme of Creativity and Artistic Creation at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in partnership with German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin, at Academia Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and photography at AR.CO, in Lisbon. She directed the short documentary “Falta-me” and recently has been working on fiction to create the trilogy of short films “Fim de Semana”, “Um Dia Frio” and “Luz da Manha”.
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019