Something as ephemeral as a live show always confronts us with its fragile materiality and in the majority of cases leaves us memories and personal accounts (and photos or filmed records of course) as the only means of historical reconstitution. But it is what happens in the moment, between the spectator and the spectacle, that undoubtedly constitutes its strength and its essential nature. As the invitation from Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (BCN) to create a piece for the company coincided with its 20th birthday, it struck me as an opportune moment to cast my thoughts backwards, as if by contemplating the past we might suspend for a few moments an uncertain present, and so preserve the possibility of future action. "Repertório para Cadeiras Figurantes e Figurinos" ("Repertoire for Chairs, Extras and Costumes") is an attempt at recreation and composition that draws on various works from the BCN repertoire, my own work and that of a number of choreographers who have left their mark on the history of dance in general, and that turns on three thematic elements: chairs, extras and costumes. - Miguel Pereira
Miguel Pereira attended the School of Dance at Lisbon's National Conservatory and Lisbon's Higher School of Dance. He was a scholarship holder in Paris (Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse) and in New York, with a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. As a performer he worked with Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero, among others. As choreographer he created "Antonio Miguel", a piece that won him the Ministry of Culture's José Ribeiro da Fonte Prize for best newcomer and an honourable mention in the Acarte/Maria Madalena Azeredo Perdigão prize (2000), "Notas Para Um Espectáculo Invisível" ("Notes for an invisible show") (2001), Data/Local ("Date/Place") (2002), "Corpo de Baile" ("Corps de Ballet") (2005), "Karima meets Lisboa meets Miguel meets Cairo", a collaboration with the Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour (2006), "Doo" (2008), "Antonio e Miguel", ("Antonio and Miguel") a new collaboration with Antonio Tagliarini (2010) and most recently "Op. 49" (2012).
Concept, artistic direction and set design Miguel Pereira • Performers Joclécio Azevedo e Susana Otero com Tiago Abelho, Joaquim Maia, Carla Elisabete, Carolina Baptista, Mariana Rocha, Isabel Andrade Silva, Patrícia Gomes, João Oliveira, Águeda Correia, Inês Mondim, Rogério Pacheco, Alexandra Gondin, Ana “Cacau” Silva, Vasco Otero, Katycilanne Reis, Silvana Pinto, Teresa Vieira e Armanda Queiróz• Sound desgin and operation Pedro Augusto • Stage manager and rehearsals assistant Inês Nogueira • Lightning Design Carin Geada • Lightning Operation Ricardo Leão • Costumes Miguel Pereira com a colaboração de Jordann Santos (a partir de figurinos originais do BCN) • Teaser and video Leonel Meneses • PhotographyXana Novais• Documentation Rogério Nuno Costa • Image Eduardo Ferreira • Production BCN• Exective Production BCN • Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto • Residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto, A22- Armazém 22 • Distribution Support O Rumo do Fumo • Thanks Tup - Teatro Universitário do Porto, Cristina Grande, Magda Henriques, Luísa Veloso, Jordann Santos, Elisa Worm, O Rumo do Fumo, Luís Carolino e Erva Daninha • Approximate duration 1h•Age suitability 6yrs+
24 ABR — 12 mAI 2019