20.04 — 30.04
Site & YouTube DDD
que Dançais a pioneer project: it is the first documentary series produced about
Portuguese contemporary dance, giving visibility to the most recent generation
of dance creators in Portugal.
Directed by Cristina Ferreira Gomes, written by Luiz Antunes and produced by Mares do Sul, Portugal que Dança follows the daily life of young creators, follows their creative construction routine, showing their works, their aspirations and the intersection with different artistic subjects.
Produced for RTP2, the series was supported by Teatro Municipal do Porto, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and GDA Foundation.
within the partnership that unites DDD - Festival Dias da Dança and RTP2, we
present seven episodes of this series. Seven episodes that focus on creators
programmed, this year, by DDD. Keeping the international audience in mind,
namely the foreign programmers, the episodes were subtitled in English and are
available from 20th to 30th April on DDD's YouTube
channel and on the artists' pages on the festival's website.
same time that, on stage or at home, we discover the most recent works by
Jonas&Lander, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Catarina Miranda, Teresa Silva, São
Castro and António M Cabrita, Cláudia Dias and Victor Hugo Pontes, watching Portugal
que Dança allows us to dive into the recent past and to get to know the
creative path of these creators.
EPISODE #1 - LANDER PATRICK AND JONAS LOPES
Patrick and Jonas Lopes are preparing their new creation, Adorabilis.
They are leaving for an artistic residency at Espaço do Tempo, in
Montemor-o-Novo. The documentary follows the daily intense work routine of the
duo of creators between rehearsals, costume fitting and preparation of the
first public presentation. From the residency in Alentejo, we continue our journey
until the eve of the piece's premiere in Lisbon. Throughout the documentary, we
can verify the choreographic evolution, the transformation that the show goes
through and also get to know the creative world of this duo of choreographers.
to 2021: Jonas&Lander premiere Bate Fado at the Grand Auditorium of
Teatro Rivoli and on the Virtual Stage of BOL)
- MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA
between Lisbon and Paris, the documentary follows the rehearsals of Brother:
we see the intense coordination work of the group of dancers, the creative
isolation, the transition from the rehearsal room to the stage and the premiere
at the Teatro São Luiz, in Lisbon. We travel with the group to Paris where the
choreographer will present the piece to the French audience in the cycle
Chantiers d'Europe, organised by Thêatre de La Ville.
to 2021: Marco da Silva Ferreira joins director Jorge Jácome and premieres SIRI at Teatro Campo Alegre and on the Virtual Stage of BOL)
EPISODE #3 - CATARINA MIRANDA
In artistic residency, Catarina Miranda prepares Boca Muralha, the last part of a trilogy that we will get to know throughout the documentary. We see the evolution of the technical work, the importance of the costumes and set and we witness the creative persistence and rigour in the construction of the choreography. Besides following the rehearsals, we visit previous works and experts who talk about the creative world of the choreographer.
to 2021: Catarina Miranda premieres CABREQIMERA at Teatro Rivoli and on
the Virtual Stage of BOL)
EPISODE #4 – TERESA SILVA
room, at O Espaço do Tempo, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. Teresa Silva works on Nova Criação with Filipe Pereira. In the ambience of the old convent of
Nossa Senhora da Saudação, we follow the choreographer's daily artistic
residency. The creation dialogues, the construction of the concept, the
attempts to define the first movements. We watch the work evolve until the day
of the public presentation.
(Flashforward to 2021: Teresa Silva, with Sara Anjo, presents Oráculo in Serralves and an audiovisual object from that same piece on the Virtual Stage of BOL)
EPISODE #5 - SÃO CASTRO AND ANTÓNIO M CABRITA
This is a look at the elaboration process of the performance Rule of Thirds, by this duo of choreographers, artistic directors of Companhia Paulo Ribeiro, at Teatro Viriato, in Viseu. We witness the concerns, the daily effort and dedication put into the development of the creation. In a context of great proximity with the creators and the two dancers that accompany them, this episode goes through the questions in the search for a perfect work having as a starting point the work of Henri Cartier Bresson.
to 2021: São Castro and António M Cabrita present Last at Teatro
Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery and on the Virtual Stage of BOL)
EPISODE #6 – CLÁUDIA DIAS
film we experience the daily creation of Cláudia Dias and we follow her
political engagement, from the International Workers' Day March to the
International Women's Day, in a contextualization of her work with a strong
activist and political slant. And, at the same time that the creation is
consolidated, with the transition to the stage of the Teatro Maria Matos, in
Lisbon, with the premiere and subsequent presentations, we revisit previous
works, we film her social project with children from public schools and we
listen to the reflections of experts on her work.
to 2021: Cláudia Dias presents Quinta-Feira: Abracadabra on
the Virtual Stage of BOL)
EPISODE #7 – VICTOR HUGO PONTES
room at Teatro do Campo Alegre, in Porto, Victor Hugo Pontes tries to solve the
evolution of the choreography of the next show. The dancers raise questions,
the rehearsals take a long time, doubts arise. There is the incessant
repetition of movements until exhaustion, the refinement of perfection. We
watch the tremendous effort of creation, in a total artistic immersion. The
team travels to Lisbon. The premiere is approaching, as is the tension and the
need to adapt the choreography to the space of the stage. We witness the daily
work: the movements, the light, the music, the set. And, in between, we visit
(Flashforward to 2021: the last creation by Victor Hugo Pontes, Os Três Irmãos, is presented at Teatro Rivoli and on the Virtual Stage of BOL)