The Almada Dance Company is preparing the second edition of the Itinerant Choreographic Laboratory project, scheduled to premiere at the Fernando Lopes-Graça Auditorium, in Almada, on the 11th and 12th of June.
Designed to provide the community with the experience of direct contact with the process of artistic creation of a contemporary dance piece, the Itinerant Choreographic Laboratory was designed to benefit the artistic, social and pedagogical dimensions of the associations involved, the surrounding communities and the public.
About “SCENA”, the new creation now in premiere, the author Bruno Duarte reveals to be “a work where the real memories of dancers and community participants, here also performers, intersect with theatre as a physical space, practice and concept. ” And he adds “In “SCENA”, the stage is no longer just a space in which reality is suspended and takes on the role of a memory box, in a celebration of farce and artifice.”
The artistic team of Companhia de Dança de Almada, which has been working on this project for several weeks, was joined by a group of young people from the Centro Juvenil Padre Amadeu Pinto and some students from Ca.DA Escola. Two interns from the Escola de Dança Ana Mangericão – EDAM also participate in the project.
This new creation succeeds “Dentro do Abraço”, also by Bruno Duarte, whose traveling laboratories were held, between 2016 and 2018, twice in Almada, with the Associação de Solidariedade e Desenvolvimento do Laranjeiro – ASDL, Ca.DA Escola and students from the Almasénior municipal project; in Bragança, with the Bragança Music and Dance Conservatory; in Castro Verde, with the Association for Therapeutic Responses – ART and elements of the local community; in Estarreja, with Cerciesta – Cooperative for the Education and Rehabilitation of Unadapted Citizens of Estarreja and members of the community; in Goiânia (Brazil), with students from several schools in Goiás; and in Karlovac (Croatia), with the Center for Dance and Performing Arts F.R.E.E. D.A.N.C.E. and elements of the local community.
After the premiere in Almada, Companhia de Dança de Almada will work on the project’s itinerancy, in order to bring “SCENA” to the largest number of stakeholders and audiences.