Vera Mantero

O susto um mundo

Vera Mantero

Hilnando Mendes

November

18/11 thu 19:30
19/11 fri 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Premiere
Price 9€
Duration 60min
Age recommendation 6+
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro claims that as far as Brazilian indigenous people are concerned “contradiction makes sense” and it’s one of the fundamental features of Amerindian thinking. Those with proper authority realise there are North American university students enclosed inside politically correct bubbles and advise us to travel the world in order to be capable of contradiction. Somewhere, one reaches the conclusion that the “healthy” media are the ones presenting not one but several points of view, preferably even contradictory. Carl Jung said his language ought to be ambiguous and have a double meaning, because only then would it render justice to psychic nature. Ernst Cassirer and his “logic of the illogical” may also have something to tell us about all of this… Could an education toward citizenship be an education toward contradiction? Education toward scare. 


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.

November

18/11 thu 19:30
19/11 fri 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Premiere
Price 9€
Duration 60min
Age recommendation 6+
Artistic direction Vera Mantero 
Co-created and performed by Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Teresa Silva, Vânia Rovisco 
Lighting design Rui Monteiro 
Sound design João Bento 
Set design João Ferro Martins 
Assistant Vera Santos 
Production O Rumo do Fumo 
Support Victor Córdon 
Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Culturgest, Teatro Viriato 
O Rumo do Fumo has the support of the Portuguese Republic – Culture | Directorate-General for the Arts and of the Lisbon Municipal Council

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