André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
19 April 2024 | Sismògraf, Olot, Espanha
Closely following the proposals of Geopoetics and other authors who bring the debate of ecological issues to a more micro level, linked to the subjects, their sensibility and imagination, CRATERA wants to look for intense experiences of connection with the earth that claim other forms of language and lucidity.
The volcanic landscape, due to its strong telluric dimension and proximity to the pulse and breathing of the earth, is the chosen territory of investigation, having been decided to focus the research and part of the creation process on the island of Fogo, in Cape Verde. The imagery associated with volcanoes is immense and poetically very strong and, in this time when the earth is seething and boiling, we want to evoke it and get to know it up close.
Beginning, end, deep, archaic. Explosive, intense, passionate, fruitful and at the same time devastating. The idea of a cup, a womb, a space more or less protected from rumours, foreign languages, and timeless imagery, has something mythical and fantastic that seduces us. In landscape dramaturgy, we are interested in working on the encounter between topographic breath, ethnofiction and the biographical archives inscribed in the body of each one.
The project has a strong transdisciplinary dimension, with the aim of developing work based on interwoven dialogues between dance, theatre, sound and video.
There are lavas that run so deep that they can slide into dreams. We keep coming back. There is a new horizon that is always running and eroding.
Artistic direction: André Braga & Cláudia Figueiredo
Direction: André Braga
Dramaturgy: Cláudia Figueiredo & Gonçalo Mota
Interpretation: Ana Rita Xavier, André Braga, Gil Mac, Lucília Raimundo, Nuno Barreto, Ramon Lima
Sound design: João Sarnadas
Video: Gonçalo Mota
Scenic space: André Braga & Pedro Azevedo
Figurinos: Pedro Azevedo
Light design: Cárin Geada
Movement assistance: Daniela Cruz
Production director: Ana Carvalhosa
Executive production: Cláudia Santos & João Gravato
Technical coordination:: Pedro Coutinho
Communication: Sara Jorge
Co-production: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Teatro Aveirense, Cineteatro Louletano
Special thanks: Bila, Luciene Cabral, Elena e Cecílio, Eurico, Edson, Ivo, Paulo Mota, Sílvia Simões, José Paiva, Cinema Insuflável, Ana Barata, Fernanda Araújo
Duration: 85 min. approximately
Age Rating: Over 12 yo