Grande Auditório MO Rivoli — Porto
O Que Fazer Daqui Para Trás
Grande Auditório MO Rivoli — Porto


In "O que fazer daqui para trás" ("What to do from here backwards") João Fiadeiro explores time - duration, suspended time, time between - at the "same time" as he focuses his attention on what remains, on what has been forgotten, on the rest. The "rest" creates "emptiness". It is proof of the absence of a presence. Or better, it is the presence of an absence. It is in " the rest" that we will find the marks and traces with which to begin the impossible task of rebuilding the world, time and time again. The rest is also what exists between the body and "the presence of the other in the body", a permanent fugue towards things that do not yet exist, towards what things could be. What to do from here backwards positions itself between doubt and possibility. Where the unspoken is more important than what is said, where absence overlays presence and where drama comes not from the theatre but from what bodies - those of performers and spectators alike - can do (and hold and wear). Shadow shows us the presence of light, silence the presence of sound and absence the presence of what has happened. Shadow, silence and absence: that - for anyone who wonders - is what this piece is about.

João Fiadeiro belongs to the generation of choreographers that emerged at the end of the 1980s and that, following the American "post-modern" movement and the French and Belgian Nouvelle Danse movements, gave rise to Nova Dança Portuguesa. Much of his training was done between Lisbon, New York and Berlin, after which he danced with Companhia de Dança de Lisboa (86-88) and Ballet Gulbenkian (89-90). In 1990 he founded Companhia RE.AL, which, in addition to creating and performing his shows, regularly staged across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and South America, mentored and represented emerging artists. At the same time, in the context of the programming of Atelier Real, it welcomed artists in residence and presented transdisciplinary artists and events. João Fiadeiro has regularly led workshops at various schools and universities, in Portugal and overseas. He is currently studying for a doctorate in contemporary art at Colégio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra (the Coimbra University College of Arts).

Direction: João Fiadeiro
Performers and co-creation: Adaline Anobile, Carolina Campos, Márcia Lança, Iván Haidar e Daniel Pizamiglio
Assistant directors: Carolina Campos e Daniel Pizamiglio
Lightning design: Colin Legras
Distribution: Yann Gilbert
Motor coordination work (Béziers): Carolina De Nadai
Documentary Assistant: Stephan Jürgens
Production Assistant: Sinara Suzin
Financial Management: Silvia Guerra
Executive Production: RE.AL (Lisboa)
Co-production: Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (Lisboa) e Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto)
Support for internationalisation: Fundação Gulbenkian
e Fundação GDA
Institutional Support: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Artistic Residencies: Arquipélago/ Centro de Artes Contemporâneas (Açores), Santarcangelo Dei Teatri (Itália) e Atelier Real (Lisboa)
Approximate Duration: 1h

24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019