from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo.
Using the works of Gaston Bachelard and Louise Bourgeois as the starting points, we reached a set of key words that guide us: abandoned houses, suspended in time, reoccupied by nature. Houses that opened themselves to the sky, houses that gained roots. Shelters, refuges, cocoons, wombs. Women-house-mother. Spinsters and weavers. Spiders, sheep, silk worms. Threads and balls of threads. Reels and looms. Work songs. Lullabies. Swings inside immense dreams. Dreams of sea and salt. Dreams with bird nests.
A staged concert, a video projection and several installations are the ways we chose to approach this thematic. The intersection of various artistic languages – physical theatre, dance, plastic arts, music, video – is therefore on the basis of this image theatre close to poetry.
With a deambulatory part, Casa-Abrigo weaves strong relations with the space where it is housed. Each place will make of it a unique happening. The continuous recreation is, therefore, one of the features of the performance.
artistic direction: André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
interpretation: Ana Madureira, Graça Ochoa, Inês Oliveira, Inês Mariana Moitas, Joana Carvalho, Mafalda Saloio
direction and plastic conception: André Braga
dramaturgy: Cláudia Figueiredo
music instruments conception and construction: André Braga, Alfredo Teixeira, Sandra Neves, Nuno Guedes, Duarte Costa
sculpture-dresses conception and construction: Lília Catarina, Sandra Neves
construction: Nuno Guedes (coordination), Sandra Neves, Hugo Almeida, Carlos Pinheiro, Américo Castanheira
music composition: Alfredo Teixeira (concert), João Vladimiro (video and installations)
video: João Vladimiro with the collaboration of Ana Carvalhosa, André Braga, Cláudia Figueiredo
installations: André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo with the collaboration of João Vladimiro, Carlos Pinheiro
costumes: Inês Mariana Moitas
illustrations: Ana Madureira
technical coordination: Cristóvão Cunha
production direction and stage direction: Ana Carvalhosa
light design: Cristóvão Cunha
sound design: Harald Kuhlmann
stage and set up: Nuno Guedes, Hugo Almeida
special thanks: Stratos Ntosis, Vítor Costa, João Ramoa, Nuno Brandão, Bitocas, Pedro Ribeiro, Hugo Rangel, Anatol Waschke, Moncho Santeiro, Nina Roriz, Lenka Puskarova, As Companhias da Fábrica – ESMAE, M. Sousa Ribeiro, Casa da Música, Fundação de Serralves…
co-production: Circolando, Teatro Nacional S. João
show: In Situ European creation network, In Situ has been financed with the support of the European Commission (Culture 2000 programme)
support: L’Abattoir, Centre National des Arts de la Rue – Ville de Chalon-sur-Saône, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, IEFP / Cace Cultural do Porto
2008 | 120 minutes | over 6 years-old