This new production was born out of the desire to continue working on the great classics, continuing the work developed with “Lago dos Cisnes”; and “Sagração da Primavera” by Daniel Cardoso, relating them to today’s life and society.
This time the choreographer takes on the challenge of presenting a new creation inspired by “Romeo and Juliet”, one of Shakespeare’s best-known works, and undoubtedly one of the most revisited classics in the history of dramatic literature. Perhaps because Love – in its romantic and absolute conception – that which is unconditional, transcendent and redemptive, continues to be the target of research, astonishment and restlessness. This unexplained place that rescues the most violent emotions, the most overwhelming changes, the most decisive actions.
In this approach, it seeks to challenge the centrality of Romeo and Juliet: multiplied in a contemporary vision, in an arena in which everyone, without exception, becomes Romeo and Juliet. In a universe where individually, all men and women intersect in some way in the symbolic journey of these characters, and experience different ways of loving. Also noteworthy is the notion of randomness, or destiny, in this great stage of the social sphere, in which the encounter of genuine Love can become an uncontrolled game of chance.
But above all, it seeks to rescue the space to rediscover Love in its most human and raw essence. Its irreducible strength and capital. Its universal power. Because, regardless of our cultural, social and individual differences, there is something we can be unanimous in: the faith that the human condition would be inconceivable without Love. The Love that feeds us and simultaneously consumes us, that guides us and makes us lose, which can be as immense as the immeasurable inner world of the one who loves. Or as Romeu describes it: “Love: The most discreet Madness. Bitter poison and mitigated sweetness. ”
The Classical Southern Orchestra will, by conductor Rui Pinheiro’s baton, perform live the music of Sergei Prokofiev.
Artistic and technical sheet
Southern Classical Orchestra
Musical Direction: Rui Pinheiro
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Production Director: Ana Paula Norte
Production Assistant: Maksym Korobkin
QUORUM BALLET DANCE COMPANY
Artistic Direction: Daniel Cardoso
Choreography and Concept: Daniel Cardoso
Dramaturgy: Ana Lázaro and Daniel Cardoso
Dancers: Beatriz Graterol, Fernando Queiroz, Filipe Narciso, Inês Godinho, Margarida Carvalho, Mariana Matos, Pedro Alves and Upock Qauqavan
Scenography: Daniel Cardoso and Hugo Franco Matos
Costumes: Maria Monte
Original Video: Filipe Monteiro
Light Design: Daniel Cardoso
Technical Team: Rui Daniel and Marco Dias
Production: Raquel Vieira de Almeida
Coproduction: TMF, SM, Quorum Ballet and OCS