from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo.
Transdisciplinary performance, Cavaterra is Circolando’s first creation conceived specifically to a theatre. Danced theatre, image theatre, it tells, without using words, stories from the deepness of the earth.
Far from the realistic and politicised approaches of the mine universe, Cavaterra pays a poetic tribute to matters, colours, sensations. Earth, stone, coal. Black, brown, ochre. Night and light. Loneliness, exhaustion and deformation of a body worn by work.
Cavaterra creates the dream of mole-men. Brings beauty, laugh and awe to the world of fear, tiredness and exploitation.
Artistic direction: André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
Interpretation: André Braga, João Vladimiro, Luís Félix or Alberto Carvalhal, Patrick Murys
Direction: André Braga
Dramaturgy: Cláudia Figueiredo
Video: João Vladimiro with excerpts from “São Pedro da Cova” directed by Rui Simões and “Lousal nos anos 50” directed by Mateus Júnior
Puppet conception and construction: João Calixto
Light design: Anatol Waschke, Cristóvão Cunha
Sound moulding: Pedro Feitais
Technical coordination: Cristóvão Cunha
Stage direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Machinery: António Quaresma
Light: Cristóvão Cunha
Sound: Harald Kuhlmann
Stage and set up: Duarte Costa, Nuno Guedes, Hugo Almeida,
Set and stage objects construction: Circolando and Tudo-Faço, Américo Castanheira
Production direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Special thanks: António Júlio, Anatol Waschke, Américo Castanheira, Duarte Costa, Nuno Lucena, João Pedro Rodrigues, Lenka Puskarova, Rita Guimarães, Raquel Freire, Frederico Lobo, Filipe Laranjeira, Natália Rodrigues …
Production: Corropio, Lda.
Co-production: Circolando, Teatro Viriato
Creation residence: Teatro Aveirense
Supports: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, IEFP/Cace Cultural do Porto, Théâtre National de Toulouse, Audioluz
2004 | 90 minutes | over 6 years-old