Jonas&Lander

BATE FADO

Jonas&Lander

© Inês Sambas

DDD — ON STAGE / AT HOME

April

On stage
20 19.00hTue
At home (streaming)
23 22.00hFri25 23.59hSun

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Premiere
Price 9€ (presential) / 3.50€ (online)
Duration 1.00h
Age >6
Streaming tmp.bol.pt/live
Jonas & Lander's new creation is a hybrid show between dance and music concert designed for five dancers, a fado singer and three musicians. Like most urban musical currents, such as samba or flamenco, fado also had its own dances. In Lisbon, the one that knew the greatest expression was Fado Batido, a dance based on an energetic and virtuoso tap dance. In Bate Fado, the duo of performers and choreographers proposes to reinterpret and recover the act of beating (tapping) Fado, where dance emanates from the quality of a percussion instrument in dialogue with the voice and guitars. Bate Fado is presented as the first step towards the rescue of dance that fado lost long ago.


The paths of Jonas and Lander crossed at Escola Superior de Dança during their academic training, starting a collaboration that has become recognized in the Portuguese dance panorama as having a strong author’s signature, with unique contours, that explores the fusion between different performing arts, with special emphasis on music. This brand is immediately touched upon in Cascas d'OvO (2013), his first co-creation, where the rhythmic sense is vertiginously used as the common thread of the entire performance. JONAS&LANDER's authorial work has a wide range of performances such as Matilda Carlota (2014), Arrastão (2015), Adorabilis (2017), Lento e Largo (2019) and Coin Operated (2019); also developing projects with local communities such as the piece Playback for the Festival Materiais Diversos (2013) or Caruma (2014), invited by Estufa Plataforma Cultural. In 2015 they founded Sinistra, a Fado house located in Sintra, whose legal structure functions as a production house for the duo's authorial work.
In 2017, they participated in the documentary series Portugal que Dança. They were part of the film Body Buildings, premiered in 2020. Bate Fado is their most recent creation.

DDD — ON STAGE / AT HOME

April

On stage
20 19.00hTue
At home (streaming)
23 22.00hFri25 23.59hSun

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Premiere
Price 9€ (presential) / 3.50€ (online)
Duration 1.00h
Age >6
Streaming tmp.bol.pt/live
Artistic direction and coreography Jonas&Lander
Research Jonas, Lander Patrick
Performed by Catarina Campos, Jonas, Lander Patrick, Lewis Seivwright e Melissa Sousa
1st Portuguese Guitar Acácio Barbosa
2nd Portuguese Guitar António Duarte Martins
Voice Jonas
Music composed by Jonas&Lander
Technical direction and sound design Filipe Peres
Lighting design Rui Daniel
Set design Rita Torrão
Special effects Vítor Estudante
Costumes and shoes Fábio Rocha de Carvalho e Jonas
Head of production and management Patrícia Soares
Coordination support Filipe Metelo
Executive produced by Inês Le Gué
Produced by Associação Cultural Sinistra 
Co-produced by Centro Cultural de Belém, Cine-Teatro Avenida, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Teatro Municipal do Porto e Theater Freiburg
Co-production residency O Espaço do Tempo
Creation support Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Estúdios Victor Córdon / OPART ePro.dança
Research support Casa-Museu Leal da Câmara, LIPA - Laboratório de Investigação de Práticas Artísticas da Universidade de Coimbra e Museu Bordalo Pinheiro
Discography Valentim de Carvalho 
This project is supported by República Portuguesa - Cultura | DGARTES – Direção-Geral das Artes