It is a solo for two performers, with their own scores, in a state of search and surrender to movement and “happening”.
“You don’t get there or when, or because you want to, it happens.” – Amália Rodrigues
In 1962, three revolutionary events, three moments of cleavage transformed the way of understanding pop music, dance and fado. In Liverpool, the explosion of the Beatles begins, with “Love of the Loved” being one of the band’s first songs. In New York, at the Judson Memorial Church, a group of creators gathered, changing the path of dance, among them Yvonne Rainer, who would later create Trio A, an important critical milestone in the history of contemporary dance, and in Lisbon Amália Rodrigues records “Busto”, in an unlikely partnership with Alain Oulman, from which a new fado is born.
Without resorting to direct references that build a coherent and descriptive discourse, this creation finds in Amália the integrity and respect, the intensity and restraint that we seek in Dance, in a dramaturgical path punctuated by the writing of Gonçalo M Tavares (Livro da Dança), by unique quotes from Amália and by original solo piano songs by 6 composers.
Dramaturgical path, creation, interpretation and scenic space: José Laginha
Creation and interpretation: Marlene Vilhena
Text and interpretation: André and Theodosius
Solo piano order: Filipe Melo
Solo piano order: João Paulo Esteves da Silva
Solo piano order: Júlio Resende
Solo piano order: Mário Laginha
Order solo piano and synthesizers: Raül Refree
Belarmino film/documentation: Fernando Lopes
Light design and scenography: Hugo Coelho
Sound design: Nuno Poeira
Photography: Luis da Cruz
Technical direction: António Martins
Executive production / financial management: Ana Margarida Rodrigues
Administrative production: Residual Relief
Co-production: Loulé City Council, Teatro das Figuras
Support: Portuguese Republic – Culture, DGARTES – Directorate-General for the Arts
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