from andré braga & claudia figueiredo
“Noite” belongs to a cycle of intimate projects which question our language and aesthetics and try to search for alternative modes of expression.
We are speaking about a trio of men and their intensely physical and emotional dance in dialogue with music live manipulated by a Dj with strong participation on stage.
Another step into the dark territories in search of new clarities.
Our initial idea was to focus essentially on an author: Al Berto, the poet who found in the night the truth of writing. The suburbs and cities’ undergrounds, the praise of a special light and clarity, the dimensions of his universe where the matters that interested us.
Then, we absolutely felt the urge to be free of him and follow more loosely our own map of research areas.
– back then we were just two friends and a dog
we had the whole world just for ourselves
– we run
– it’s night
– we have the flight of the heart at our fingertips
– it’s night
let’s be silent for a while
let’s also forget time
it’s time to allucinate
Creation: André Braga, Cláudia Figueiredo, Paulo Mota, Ricardo Machado
Direction: André Braga
Dramaturgy: Cláudia Figueiredo
Interpretation: André Braga, Paulo Mota, Ricardo Machado
Dj and Sound modelling: André Pires
Plastic Conception: André Braga, Nuno Brandão, Sandra Neves
Light design: Francisco Tavares Teles
Light: João Abreu
Stage and set up: Nuno Brandão
Production: Ana Carvalhosa (direction), Cláudia Santos
Coproduction: Circolando, Teatro Municipal do Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Centro Cultural de Ílhavo
2015 | 100 minutes | over 16 years-old