International Solo Festival

Cinemateca

Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala Principal (Main Room)

Synopsis

Cinemateca had a starting point: interviews with directors of which I highlight Fritz Lang, John Cassavetes, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman and Aki Kaurismäki.
By invoking cinema as work material, I set out to create a piece that could be defined as cinematographic. By using these speeches/interviews, I intended to create on stage a body that associates itself to the word and the sound, creating a symbolic and referential universe to cinema.
Cinemateca is placed between interviewee and interviewer, between director and spectator, proposing to create a fiction made possible by dance.


Biography

Bruno Alexandre (b.1977, Lisbon). Graduated in Dance at the Escola Superior de Dança and in Law at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, he is currently studying for a master's degree in Performing Arts at the FCSH. He works in Companhia Olga Roriz since 2007, integrating all his shows presented in Portugal, Macau, Brazil and South Korea. He also worked with Filipa Francisco in the show "A Viagem" and with Tiago Rodrigues/Companhia Instável in "Assim, tipo...dança contemporânea". He was also the performer and creator of the shows "Lugar Vagon", awarded by Clube Português de Artes e Ideias, presented at Citemor festival and "Aguada" both in collaboration with Pedro Santiago Cal and Mafalda Saloio. As a choreographer he created the solo "Cinemateca", supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Materiais Diversos, which had its premiere at the Cumplicidades Festival in Lisbon. In Cinema he participated in "Nadadoras" by Susana Nobre and "Mariphasa" by Sandro Aguilar. In theater he worked with Susana Vidal in the show "Rosto, Clareira e Desmaio" premiered at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II and participated in "Aqui há regras", a proposal of Collectif Jambe for Alkantara Festival. As a teacher, he has directed Improvisation and Composition workshops at ETIC, CMJ (Conservatório de Música da Jobra), F.O.R (Formação Olga Roriz), Sines Arts Center and Sidance Festival (Seoul).

Artistic and technical sheet

Creation and interpretation Bruno Alexandre
Sound design and music Miguel Lucas Mendes
Light design Pedro Santiago Cal
Dramaturgical support Miguel Lucas Mendes e Tiago Rodrigues
Supported by Companhia Olga Roriz, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Materiais Diversos e Centro Cultural do Cartaxo
Acknowledgements Bruno Canas, Cristina Piedade, Henrique Figueiredo, Joana Martins, Joana Vieira Lino, Mafalda Saloio, Maria Ribeiro, Olga Roriz e Tiago Guedes

Duration ≈ 35 minutes ● > 12

© Photo Sara Santos

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