Cláudia Dias

photo: Alipio Padilha
"Like many others of my generation, as I child I was fascinated by Vasco Granja’s TV show, enchanted by the worlds he created with plasticine, cardboard, or a single line.
Thirty-some years later, I evoke that world, namely the work of Osvaldo Cavandoli, for this second installment of the Seven Years Seven Pieces project.

Knowing that a line is the shortest distance between two points, Luca Bellezze and I have chosen this as the starting point for our live cartoon, made with a piece of string. Frame by frame, we build a visual and aural narrative that portrays, in a synthetic fashion, particular aspects of contemporary reality.

At a time when dividing lines, borders, barriers, front lines of conflict, queues and the drama of refugees standing in line to be identified, lines demarcating national waters, and the hard lines of the radical factions of political and religious organizations are the order of the day, we intend to work on a unifying line, able to hold together things that are separate."
                                                                                                                  Cláudia Dias
Concept and directed by Cláudia Dias Guest artist: Luca Bellezze Text: Cláudia Dias Performers: Cláudia Dias e Luca Bellezze Critical Eye – Seven Years Seven Pieces: Jorge Louraço Figueira Set and Lights: Thomas Walgrave Assistance: Karas Animation: Bruno Canas Technical Director Nuno Borda De Água Production: Alkantara Coproduction: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal; Teatro Municipal do Porto Artistic Residencies: Teatro Municipal do Porto/Teatro do Campo Alegre; O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Juvenil de Santo Amaro – Casa Amarela Acknowledgments: Ângelo Alves, Anselmo Dias, Ilda Figueiredo, José Goulão, Jorge Cadima, Paulo Costa
The project SEVEN YEARS SEVEN PIECES is supported by Câmara Municipal de Almada
Alkantara – A.C. is funded by: República Portuguesa | Cultura/Direcção-Geral das Artes e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
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