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Creation: Bruno Duarte
Co-creation and interpretation: Bruno Duarte, Carlota Sela, Francisco Ferreira, Joana Puntel, Luís Malaquias, Mariana Romão and Raquel Tavares
“Since I was a child, I have always been very fond of the images that I was fascinated to watch on television and that gave me to know a little about the winter customs of Trás-os-Montes – faces, rattles, devils, figures that always exercised a special magnetism over me. I saw in the creation of this show, an opportunity to explore scenically the crossing of the ritual sacredness of these ancestral celebrations, with a contemporary dance language.Situated between the sacred and pagan, ancestral and contemporary, human and supernatural, “Winter” seeks to transmit the magic that is he lives in these places at the time of the winter solstice, portraying the pulse of the land, the emancipation of young people, the street people, the attitude of transgression – but so governed by fixed practices – and the strong cultural mysticism. is alive, but also about memory. About that and those who once lived the places we experience today. ” Bruno Duarte
“These are youth rituals, full of life and the future, through which all the activities of the peoples pervade (…), rituals that each year renew confidence in the continuity of life, well symbolized in fire and other pagan gods.
We will never sufficiently emphasize the role that rituals (…) played in the evolution of our societies and gave them a character of ethical sanity that manages to maintain dignity in the midst of the greatest poverty and endless difficulties. ”
Amadeu Ferreira, in “The Devil and the Ashes” (2013)