Vera Mantero

  • Fri 19.06.09 20 h
  • Sat 20.06.09 20 h

Vera Mantero, Portugal’s leading contemporary choreographer, approached the creation of her new piece ›Wir werden all das vermissen, was wir nicht brauchen‹, as if she were making a movie: the writing, filming, editing and re-filming become processes of writing and reading in words and images, of acts of illustration on the bodies of the dancers, of transfer and (re-) composition. Thus text is transformed into powerful, touching movement.

»We must always keep in mind the essential authors of the 20th century, not because we should imitate them, […] but because, in a certain aspect, we continue to be alike: they also created works in a time in which it was already said that works were no longer possible«. Peter Sloterdijk in: ›Sun and Death‹

Artistic Direction: Vera Mantero

Performance and Co-Creation: Christophe Yves, Marcela Levi, Miguel Pereira and Vera Mantero

Space and Costume Design: Nadia Lauro

Dramaturgical Collaboration: Rita Natálio

Music and Sound Design: Andrea Parkins

Light and Technical Direction: Erik Houllier

Production: O Rumo do Fumo

Co-production: Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Culturgest (Lisbon), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Festival Montpellier Danse 2009, Teatro La Laboral (Gijón)

Co-production and residence: CNDC (Angers), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), PACT Zollverein (Essen)

Residence and support: Les Brigittines (Brussels), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães), Atelier Re.Al (Lisbon)
The premiere is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW

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