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Ciclo Sete Anos Sete Peças

Cláudia Dias / Sete Anos

Segunda-feira: Atenção à Direita!





In the first performance of the Sete Anos Sete Peças [Seven Years Seven Pieces] series, Cláudia Dias seeks to re-enact a boxing match. Clenched fists, full contact, one thing seems certain: Cláudia Dias and Jaime Neves will literally and metaphorically give and take punches in the mouth. They belong to a community that has been knocked down time and again, and as they punch one another with arguments light will be shed among the promised blood, sweat and tears as in enlightened fables. The feeling of oppression, from which they will free themselves by fighting, shall be countered by the feeling of solidarity among peers that is strengthened in combat as they recognise one another as equals. Clinched fists. Enough friction comes out of these opposing forces to turn words into deeds.

Cláudia Dias (Lisboa, 1972) did her dance training at Academia Almadense, the Lisbon Dance Company and Forum Dança. She attended the master’s degree in scenic arts at the Nova University of Lisbon. She was a member of the Almada Dance Group and of the Ninho de Víboras collective. She worked with RE.AL, having played a key role in João Fiadeiro’s creative strategy and in the development, systemisation, and conveying of the real-time composition technique. She holds choreographic composition and real-time composition workshops on a regular basis. She created the pieces One Woman Show, Visita Guiada [Guided Tour], Das Coisas nascem Coisas [Out of Things, Things Are Born], Vontade de ter Vontade [Willingness to Will] and Nem tudo o que dizemos tem de ser feito nem tudo o que fazemos tem de ser ditto [Not Everything We Say Has to Be None nor Does Everything We Do Has to Be Said]. She is currently working on the project Sete Anos Sete Peças [Seven Years Seven Pieces].





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  • Price 9€
    Duration 50min
    Age rating 6+

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Ficha Técnica

  • Concept and artistic direction Cláudia Dias
    Guest artist Pablo Fidalgo Lareo
    Text Cláudia Dias, Pablo Fidalgo Lareo
    Performers Cláudia Dias, Jaime Neves, Karas
    Set design and lighting Thomas Walgrave
    Technical direction Nuno Borda de Água
    Thai boxing coach Jaime Neves
    Sete Anos Sete Peças critical regard Jorge Louraço Figueira
    Production on tour Pé de Cabra
    Artistic residency co-production O Espaço do Tempo (guest artist)
    Artistic residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto, Espaço Alkantara, Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival and Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts, with the support of KID Gothenburg, Teatro Extremo and Teatro Estúdio António Assunção, Companhia de Dança de Almada
    Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Alkantara Festival, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen under NXTSTP / Programa Cultura da União Europeia, Goethe Institut and Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, under Europoly project

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