Agenda Municipal / Dance Memorial do Convento

Sat 29 Oct
Casa das Artes programme

Casa das Artes | Grand Auditorium - 21h30

Admission: 6 euros. Students, Quadrilátero Cultural Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 3 euros | Rating: M/12 | Duration: 85 min

The traces of three stories of disparate characters - D. João V and his promise to build a colossal Convent; Friar Lourenço and his dream of flying; Baltasar and Blimunda who want nothing more than the simplicity of the love that unites them. Thus arises a unique narrative fluency provoked by the events that cross their lives and that question the most complex human attitude: the will. Stories once told by Saramago's intense and disturbing writing, which illustrate the inexhaustible contemporaneity of a unique work. And so... Once upon a time, there was the ballet of Memorial do Convento.

Note: The presentation of Memorial do Convento will be complemented by two activities: a rehearsal open to schools and senior citizens on 28th October (Friday, 3pm) and a movement workshop based on the novel, for children aged 8-12, on the morning of Saturday 29th October (10h00)

Artistic and technical details
Artistic direction: Solange Melo, Fernando Duarte
Dramaturgy and choreography: Fernando Duarte
Musical curator: José António Tenente
Set design: Pedro Crisóstomo
Cinematographic image: Pedro Castanheira
Light design: VJ
Performers: Blimunda_Margarida Trigueiros, Baltasar_Joshua Feist, Frei Bartolomeu Lourenço_Pedro António Carvalho, D. Maria Ana Josefa_Valentina Codinha, D. João V_João Reis, Domenico Scarlatti_Fernando Duarte
With the participation in the film of the finalist students of the Dance School of the National Conservatory in FCT programme: Ana Clara Mendonça, Catarina Gonçalves, Catarina Palma, Inês Fernando, Maria José Borges, Francisco Maduro, Gaspar Ribeiro, José Maria Borges, Lucas Ribeiro, Tomás Silva
Production: Dança em Diálogos
Co-production: Cineteatro Louletano, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
Creation Support: Direção-Geral das Artes | República Portuguesa/Cultura
Institutional Support: José Saramago Foundation, National Conservatory Dance School, RTP2 | Antena 2
Support to creation through Artistic Residencies: Gaivotas-Boavista Cultural Centre/Lisbon City Council, Oeiras Dance Centre, LX Dance Studio, Victor Córdon Studios/OPART E.P.E, Marvila Municipal Library
Partner: Arte Institute
Logistic support: Artefirme, Lda
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