Ana Isabel Castro

Marengo

Ana Isabel Castro

© DR

January

18 Sat 16.00h 19 Sun 16.00h

RIVOLICafé

Dance
JAA! Young Associated Artists
Free entrance • 20min • >12  
…bore at least five wound marks in its body… it was a famous war horse, it safely carried its rider. She presents herself through Marengo, the horse. Dancing on its stories, memory and imagination. Those events are so real they may have never existed or belong to someone else’s story. This is a presentation work, and the artist mainly intends to bring the spectator closer to her intimacy and her way of thinking, choosing and performing. Every prop and creative proposal, however, stands between myth and reality, lie and truth. “Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in Spring / My Summer wine is really made from all these things”. The story of this horse is translated into such general concepts that they leave the individual domain to become the property of those watching. Marengo is a shade of grey or blue. The colour is sometimes described as that of wet asphalt.


Ana Isabel Castro was born in 1994. She has a degree from the Higher School of Music and she attended the Advanced Training in Choreographic Performance and Creation at Companhia Instável. She worked with choreographers Esther Balfe, Saju Hari and Georg Blaschke at the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna (MUK) as an Erasmus scholarship recipient. Over the course of her career she has performed for Compagnie 7273, Circolando, Companhia Instável, KALE Dance Company and Joclécio Azevedo. In 2019, she presented Marengo at DDD – Festival Dias da Dança. She is currently one of the Young Associate Artists at Teatro Municipal do Porto.

January

18 Sat 16.00h 19 Sun 16.00h

RIVOLICafé

Dance
JAA! Young Associated Artists
Free entrance • 20min • >12  
  • Direction and performance 
    Ana Isabel Castro
  • Musical direction 
    Ana Isabel Castro, Gonçalo da Silva Nova
  • Lighting design 
    Ricardo Alves
  • Voices 
    Filipa Saavedra, Vânia Pereira, Tiago Araújo
  • Executive production 
    Sara Marques
  • Design
    Paulo Mariz