SEM UM TU NÃO PODE HAVER UM EU
With no You, no I
“Sem um tu não pode haver um eu" ("With no you, no I”) so begins Ingmar Bergman´s autobiography “The Magic Lantern”, the same filmmaker whose work has inspired this solo both created and danced by Paulo Ribeiro. “Bergman crosses my path at a time when I consider we must look into our happiness, regardless of its shape. Even though we are being drowned in numbers and realities that do not belong to us, humanity must persist.” the choreographer, now returning to stage after “JIM”, remarks.
In this piece, to the tune of Robert Wyatt´s “Insensitive”, there is the dance of a heart that is all raw, all flesh. A me that wants to conjugate the second person singular, like who says “I am you, also you”, rather than “I am yours”. There is more surrender than possession. Among slow and clean gestures, shaky, crumbling steps and seismic movement, Paulo Ribeiro draws a map of affection. The choreographer transforms into a seismograph that measures quakes of emotion. In this piece there is love, hatred, solitude, anxiety, marital dilemmas, interior struggle, collapsing, hands and hands. And there is turmoil. A body, that in all its vitality plays chess with death. Finally, an illuminating catharsis. The cry that breaks out, like the dew at daybreak.
Choreography and Interpretation
ROBERT WYATT / Cuckooland: Insensitive
FRANZ KOGLEMANN / O Moon My Pin-Up: Third Movement, Distinctions – IX
BACH / Cello Suites [Pablo Casals]: Cello Suite #5 In C Minor, BWV 1011 – Prélude e Courante
MAGNUS LINDBERG / Ictus Clarinet Quintet: Related Rocks
JOSÉ ANTÓNIO TENENTE
CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM, A OFICINA - CENTRO CULTURAL VILA FLOR, TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO
Time of performance
50 minutos (aprox.)
23 november 2013 - PREMIÈRE at Teatro Viriato, Viseu (PT)