Assombro, 2015

EN

The shadow of a country does not leave her body. Present but ignored, this shade is part of the subject and its cultural identity. Ana Rita Teodoro creates a series of “tableaux vivants”. Framed images where a song emerges from a mouth disconnected of its voice, using a ventriloquist technique. SHADE seeks to understand through dance and the reactivation of traditional Portuguese songs, the ghosts that haunt us today. Call them. Listen to their voices and by the means of dissociation, look for a transgression.

Oriented to women’s songs, they are selected from the registers of Giacometti (60 and 70) and the current project of Tiago Pereira MPAGDP(A Música Portuguesa A Gostar Dela Própria). A pretext to talk about women’s condition and traditional projections on what is or what a women should be. The selected songs worked as a gesture of emancipation, which at their time perverted the “traditional” women, the good wife, good daughter, good mother, devoted to God. What place remains for the songs of the past, threatened to disappear in the oblivion of the archives? Songs swallowed by the shadow of time, claim their current voices.

Something from the past is insisting on today. “The shadow that haunts” (SHADE), expresses an identity crisis, tactics for transgression.

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FR

L’ombre d’un pays ne quitte pas son corps. Présente mais ignorée, cette ombre est partie intégrante du sujet et de son identité culturelle. Ana Rita Teodoro crée une série de tableaux vivants. Images fixes où la chanson émerge, d’une voix déplacée de sa bouche. « Fantôme Méchant » tente de comprendre, par la danse et la réactivation des chansons traditionnelles portugaises, les fantômes qui nous hantent aujourd’hui. Les appeler, écouter leurs voix et par les moyens de dissociation, chercher la transgression. 

Orientées vers les chansons de femmes, les chansons sont sélectionnées à partir des registres de Giacometti (années 60 et 70) et du projet actuel de Tiago Pereira MPAGDP. Un prétexte pour parler d’ « Assombro » (l’ombre qui hante), comme une crise d’identité, comme un moyen de transgression des conditions pré-établies. Quelle place reste-t-il pour ces chansons du passé, menacées de disparaître dans l’oubli des archives ? 

Chansons avalées par l’ombre du temps, revendication de leur voix actuelle.

 

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⌂ TECHNICAL INFO

Choreography and Interpretation: Ana Rita Teodoro
Light Design: José Álvaro Correia, adaptation by Jay Collin
Production: Associação Parasita
Co-production: Théâtre de Vanves
With the support of: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CND de Paris (Centre National de la Danse)
Artistic Residencies: Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal), CND de Pantin (Centre National pour la Danse, Pantin)
Thanks: Tiago Pereira (MPAGDP), Bernardo Chatillon and all the “ghosts” who accompanied the residence at CND.

2021


01.07
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival de la Cité, integrada na instalação de Nadia Lauro GARDEN OF TIME / Lausanne, Switzerland
05.06
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival Extension Sauvage / Bretagne, France

2020


03.07
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival MAPS / Setúbal, Portugal

2019


24.10
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Palais de Tokyo / Paris, France
09—10.10
Assombro – Blackbox
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival DDD / Porto, Portugal
21—22.09
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival Constellations / Toulon, France
13.07
Assombro – Blackbox
Ana Rita Teodoro
Estar em Casa / Teatro S.Luiz , Lisbon, Portugal
09—10.05
Assombro – Blackbox
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival DañsFabrik / Brest, France

2015


31.07—02.08
Assombro – Blackbox
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival Impulstanz (2015) / Viena, Austria
02.02
Assombro – Blackbox
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival Ardanthé / Théâtre de Vanves- Vanves, France

2013


14—15.09
Assombro – Site specific
Ana Rita Teodoro
Festival Materiais Diversos / Minde, Portugal