Dance and documentary — Portrait Series: I Miguel + No Escuro do Cinema Descalço os Sapatos
A production of the Companhia Nacional de Bailado
14 > 24 january
- © Cláudia Varejão
The filmmaker Cláudia Varejão and her sound assistant Adriana Bolito accompanied the National Ballet of Portugal during 12 months, picking up the images that are part of this documentary. Squatting, invisible in a dark corner of the stage, of the studios or of the dressing rooms, for sure they caught everyone barefoot, in the simple and everyday routine of rehearsals or in the most emotional and fragile spectacle. Dancing, more than a profession, is a lifestyle and the movie title, a poem by Adília Lopes, courtesy of the author, brings us to the vulnerability of these lives. These images, guided by artists e by all the people who work with NBP, will certainly be part of the history of the four decades of the company. The beginning of this program comes from Kinsangani, it’s a Faustin Linyekula solo.
The meeting is at the heart of the Faustin’s creative process. In this case, is the meeting with Miguel, a young dancer from the National Ballet of Portugal. Between Barreiro, city where Miguel lives, and Kinsangani, on the banks of the Congo river, the city where Faustin grew up, will there be areas to share? May sprout new words even if for brief moments? Can a dialogue happen?
solo — Choreography and Direction: Faustin Linyekula ; music: Pedro Carneiro ; light design Thomas Walgrave ; interpretation: Miguel Ramalho e Pedro Carneiro
film — Photography and Direction: Cláudia Varejão ; sound: Adriana Bolito ; Producer: João Matos ; Edition and Mixing: Hugo Leitão; Post-Production: Paulo Américo; Production: Terratreme
Dates: 14 [Thursday], 15 [Friday], 16 [Saturday], 21 [Thursday], 22 [Friday] and 23 [Saturday], at 9pm; Dates: 17 [Sunday] and 24 [Sunday], at 4pm; Date: 20 [Wednesday], at 3pm – exclusive show for schools; 6+; Tickets: €12.50; €5.00 – Reduced visibility; Discounts: Under 25s and over 65s 50%; Groups of more than 15 people 25%; Unemployed 25%; Fnac Card 20%; Lisboa Viva Card 15%; Sunday afternoons – Adults accompanied by children under 18 25%; Entertainment professionals €5; Reduced Mobility €15