“[Wellenkamp] saps the score’s every shrill crescendo, every furious churn in the music with legs that whiplash oxygen out of place and abandoned physically that challenges every sinew.” – Dance Europe
As a homage to Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, one of the most important Portuguese poets of the 20th century, this triple-bill evening interweaves the moving images radiated from her poetry with the laws of internal gravitation of the dance steps. The three beautiful pieces – Around the Abeyance, Autumn for Graça and Requiem – create the moment in which the choreographic discourse assumes itself like a metaphor. Let us witness how the dancers and choreographers echo with Sophia’s poetry and immerse ourselves in the visible world of dance.
Founded by the multi-awarded chorographer Vasco Wellenkamp together with Graça Barroso in 1997, the Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company has earned an international reputation. The company also invites renowned choreographers from Portugal and around the world, creating a platform to build and develop a common artistic experience.
Artistic Direction: Cláudia Sampaio
Production and Scene Direction: Cláudia Alfaiate
Choreographers: Vasco Wellenkamp and Miguel Ramalho
Costume Design: Liliana Mendonça
Technical Direction: Ricardo Campos
Dancers: Beatriz Mira, Carlos Silva, Francisco Ferreira, Ísis Magro de Sá, Lucas Ribeiro, Maria Mira, Tiago Barreiros, Rita Baptista, Ricardo Henriques, Rita Carpinteiro and Sara Casal
Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including two intervals