July 13 - November 8
In Seven Years Seven Pieces, Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias proposes to create seven pieces in seven consecutive years each one in colaboration with a guest artist. At the origin of the project is a political gesture: the rejection of instability; the right to a medium and long-term future; demanding time for experimentation and creation; supporting artistic research underpinned by values of continuity, trust, and shared processes – all of which are necessary for the production of knowledge, as opposed to the circulation of information.Each piece is named for a day of the week, beginning with Monday and continuing in a linear fashion through Sunday – a reference to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s opera cycle Light: The Seven Days of the Week, composed between 1977 and 2003.
Artistic director – Cláudia Dias
Guest artist – to be announced
Performers – Cláudia Dias and (to be announced)
Artistic assistant – Karas
Lighting design and technical director – Nuno Borda de Água
Critical eye – Jorge Louraço Figueira
Produced by Alkantara
Co-produced by O Espaço do Tempo, TNDMII e Teatro Municipal do Porto.
Cláudia Dias is an associate artist at O Espaço de Tempo – Montemor -o-Novo/Portugal
The Seven Years Seven Pieces project is supported by the City Hall of Almada.
Alkantara is funded by República Portuguesa | Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa