Vera Mantero

As práticas propiciatórias dos acontecimentos futuros
DDD – Festival Dias da Dança 2019

Vera Mantero

DDD 2019

9 Thu 22.00h & 10 Fri17.00h

Teatro Campo AlegreCAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

Dance
7.50€ • 2.20h • >14 
Between 1966 and 1968, this curator, theoretician and multidisciplinary artist undertakes an extensive study and photographic survey on Portuguese popular sculpture, exploring the possibility of “another art history”, or even an “anti-art”. Later, Ernesto de Sousa, who already had a brief career as a film director, makes a detour toward avant-garde and experimental art, becoming very close to the Fluxus movement and artists such as Wolf Vostell, Robert Filliou, George Maciunas and Joseph Beuys. This performance is based on images, actions, objects and texts, and it convenes Ernesto de Sousa’s research on cinema, popular art and experimental art. It is a renewal of mixed media and of the desired links between popular art and high art.


Vera Mantero studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and was a member of the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. She has become one of the key names in New Portuguese Dance, having started her career as a choreographer in 1987, and having presented her work throughout Europe, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, USA and Singapore. She has also engaged in voice work since 2000, singing the songs of several authors, and co-creating experimental music projects. In 1999, Culturgest organised a retrospective of her work to date, which was called“Mês de Março, Mês de Vera” [Month of March, Month of Vera]. She represented Portugal at the 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004) with “Comer o Coração” [Eating Your Heart Out], which was created in partnership with Rui Chafes. She received the Almada Award (Ministry of Culture, 2002) and the Gulbenkian Art Award (2009) for her career as creator and performer.  
Vera Mantero meets art historian Paula Pinto’s challenge and addresses the work of aesthetic operator Ernesto de Sousa (1921-1988).  

DDD 2019

9 Thu 22.00h & 10 Fri17.00h

Teatro Campo AlegreCAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

Dance
7.50€ • 2.20h • >14 

Artistic direction and performance Vera Mantero
Performance and co-creation Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Vânia Rovisco
Assistant Inês Cartaxo
Research phase assistant Tiago Barbosa
Space and scenic elements André Guedes with is team
Sound and sound objects João Bento
Light design and technical direction Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz
Video editing Hugo Coelho - Aldeia da Luz
Costumes Carlota Lagido
Production O Rumo do Fumo
With the support of Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès within in the New Settings programme
Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Alkantara Festival
Acknowledgments Centro de Estudos Multidisciplinares Ernesto de Sousa, Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica (DGPC / ADF), Bienal de Cerveira, 23 Milhas – Fábrica das Ideias da Gafanha da Nazaré, Casa Branca, Casa da Cultura da Trofa, DeVIR/CaPA, Doclisboa, Fundação de Serralves / Paula Fernandes, Museu Nacional de Etnologia, Museu Municipal de Esposende, Museu de Olaria, Ana Baliza, António Thedim, Augusto Manuel de Azevedo Ferreira, Daniel Worm, Francisco e Manuel Joaquim Esteves Lima (irmãos Mistério), Hugo Canoilas, João Fiadeiro, João Vieira / Biblioteca de Arte e arquivos da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Júlia e António Ramalho, Julião Sarmento, Manuel Fernando Neto, Manuel Rosa, Mário Cabrita Gil, Nuno Gonçalo Santos, Rosa Côta e Zacarias Thedim
O Rumo do Fumo is a financed structure by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes

Performance in portuguese with english subtitles