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Repertoire for chairs, extras and costumes

by Miguel Pereira for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, 2015

An ephemeral character such as that of live performances always confronts us with their fragile materiality. In most cases, we are left only with the memory and accounts (and some photos or video records) as a possibility for historical reconstitution. Yet, its strength and existence are undoubtedly constituted by what happens in that particular moment between the spectator and the spectacle.

The coincidence between being invited by the Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (BCN) to create a piece for the company and its 20th anniversary seemed to me the appropriate time for a retrospective exercise. As if looking at the past we could suspend for some moments an uncertain present, thus making future actions possible.

Repertoire for Chairs Costumes and Extras is an attempt in composition and recreation departing from several works of the BCN repertoire, of my own work and of some fundamental authors of the history of dance, taking three thematic elements as its axis: chairs, costumes and extras.

Miguel Pereira

Ficha Artística

Creation, Artistic and Stage Direction
Miguel Pereira
 
Performance
Joclécio Azevedo e Susana Otero
 
Extras Cineteatro António Lamoso
Tiago Abelho, Joaquim Maia, Carla Elisabete, Diana Lapa, Afonso Cunha, Isabel Andrade Silva, Catarina Teixeira, João Oliveira, Águeda Correia, Inês Mondim, Rogério Pacheco, Alexandra Gondin, Ana “Cacau” Silva, Vasco Otero, Katycilanne Reis, Silvana Pinto, Rita Marques e Armanda Queiróz
 
Extras DDD Festival
Tiago Abelho, Joaquim Maia, Carla Elisabete, Carolina Baptista, Mariana Rocha, Isabel Andrade Silva, Patrícia Gomes, João Oliveira, Águeda Correia, Inês Mondim, Rogério Pacheco, Alexandra Gondin, Ana “Cacau” Silva, Vasco Otero, Katycilanne Reis, Silvana Pinto, Teresa Vieira e Armanda Queiróz

Sound Design and Operation
Pedro Augusto
 
Stage Direction and Rehearsal Assistant
Inês Nogueira
 
Light Design
Carin Geada
 
Light Operator
Francisco Campos
 
Costumes
Miguel Pereira in collaboration with Jordann Santos (from original BCN costumes)
 
Teaser and video
Leonel Meneses
 
Photography
Xana Novais
 
Documentation
Rogério Nuno Costa
 
Image
Eduardo Ferreira
 
Production
Manuel Poças
 
Executive Production
BCN
 
Co-production
Rivoli – Teatro Municipal do Porto
 
Residencies
Rivoli – Teatro Municipal do Porto, A22-Armazém 22
 
Support to promotion
O Rumo do Fumo

Acknowledgments
Tup-Teatro Universitário do Porto, Cristina Grande, Magda Henriques, Luísa Veloso, Jordann Santos, Elisa Worm, Luís Carolino e Erva Daninha

Repertoire for Chairs Costumes and Extras is dedicated to Joana Botelho and Manuel Poças.

Cronologia

29 Abril 2016, Auditório Municipal de Gaia, DDD Dias da Dança festival, Vila Nova de Gaia/Portugal

Premiere - 10 October 2016, Cineteatro António Lamoso, Santa Maria da Feira/Portugal