Choreography of literary whispers with participation of Warsaw residents
A performance/installation in which the artists invite viewers to experience a “whispered choreography”, exploring the boundary between the spectator and the work.
Audience is initially confronted with a disturbing image: although seemingly there is nothing happening, within this emptiness lies an invitation to proximity and action. Viewers are getting closer to each other, entering the intimate space of the performers’ and their own bodies, sharing an inner world.
This intimate world is filled with the whispered words of contemporary authors from Argentina, Ukraine and Poland. The renowned director Rodrigo García is all about the criticism of consumer society, existential uncertainty and the contemporary precarious condition of the individual while choreographers and writers Rafal Dziemidok and Anton Ovchinnikov bring current geopolitical realities to the stage.
Concept, Artistic Direction and Light Design: Ana Borralho, João Galante
Artistic Assistant: Daniel Matos
Dramaturgical cooperation: Rafał Dziemidok
Texts: Rodrigo Garcia (ARG/ESP), Rafał Dziemidok (PL), Anton Ovchinnikov (UA)
Translation and dramaturgical collaboration: Tiago Rodrigues
Light consultancy: Thomas Walgrave
Artistic consultancy: Fernando J. Ribeiro
Production manager of the Warsaw version: Paulina Szczęsna
Co-production: alkantara festival 2010, Museu Colecção Berardo, Útero – Associação Teatral / Espaço Land, CNDC – Centre National de Danse Contemporaine Angers
Support: Atelier Real, Grande Cena, IEFP, JGM, VôArte, Centro de Reabilitação e Paralisia Cerebral Calouste Gulbenkian, TNT/Manufacture de Chaussures-Bordeaux
Thanks to: Alexia Larrarté, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Antonia Buresi, Carlos Marquerie, Flávio Rodrigues, Helena Inverno, Lara Pires, Marie Mignot, Mateo Feijó, Nec – Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica, Pedro Joel, Rodrigo Garcia, Roman Perona, Rui Dâmaso, Vasco Célio, Vera Rocha, Verónica Castro, Walter Lauterer oraz wszystkich performerów i perforemek uczestniczących w projekcie na jego różnych etapach/ and to all the performers who participated on the project on it’s different stages.
Artistic residency Centre National de Danse Contemporaine Angers
Support for the presentation in Lisbon: Départs, Culture Programme of the European Union
casaBranca is a structure funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura /DGArtes
Social-artistic project with the participation of Warsaw residents