This project is part of a trilogy involving each time a different couple and format: a theatre; a gallery, a cinema. The second part of the trilogy Gentleness of a giant | Voyage to a wrinkled plain was in residency at Centro Cultural España, under the frame of PAR- Artistas en Residencia in April and was presented under the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea de Uruguay-FIDCU. May 4th & 6th. Montevideo. The performance was later performed at Festival Atos de Fala, Instituto Oi Futuro Ipanema, May 2016. Rio de Janeiro. The project attended residency at Festival Arquelogías del Futuro, Buenos Aires, Dec. 2016 and at Bienal SESC de Dança, where it was premiered on September 15th, 2017.
FIDCU – Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea de Uruguay, Teatro Solis. Montevideo, Uruguay. May 7th, 2019.
JUNTA – Festival Internacional de Dança, Teresina, Brazil. November 2018.
SESC Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. August 14th, 2019.
SESC Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil. August 9th-12th, 2018.
Théâtre de la Tête Noire, Saran, France. Feb 1st, 2nd et 3rd, 2018.
Bienal SESC de Dança, Campinas, Brazil. September 16th, 2017.
Gentleness of a giant, Walk & Talk – Urban Art Festival, extension to Terceira Island, Azores. September 24th, 2016.
The Museum as Performance, Museu Serralves, Porto. September 18th, 2016.
Festival TODOS, Lisbon. September 9th, 2016.
Espaço NEGÓCIO / ZDB, première. March 30th & 31st, Feb 1st & 2nd, 2016. Lisbon. PREMIÈRE.
Festival Temps d’Images, Teatro da Politécnica (work in process), December 18th & 19th, 2015. Lisbon.
Espaço do Tempo. March 7th-13th, 2016. Montemor-o-Novo.
Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas. February 29th – March 6th, 2016. Ribeira Grande, Azorean Islands.
Largo Residências. Nov 31st- Dec 17th, 2015. Lisbon.
DRIFT 2015, with public showing of the process at Espaço Gargarulho. July 2015. Miguel Pereira, Brazil.
Conception & artistic direction Gustavo Ciríaco
Performance & collaboration Ana Trincão & Tiago Barbosa
Direction assistance Natália Viroga
Light design Eduardo Abdala
Light technician Pedro Correia & Rui Barbosa
Set design Dina Salem Levy (initial project) & Tiago Cadete (final project)
Set design assistant Sara Vieira
Production and communication Jesse James
Production manager in Brazil Carol Goulart
Partners Festival Temps d’Images, Negócio/ZDB, Fórum Dança (Lisbon), Festival Atos de Fala (Rio de Janeiro), Teatro Micaelense and Festival Walk& Talk (Ponta Delgada)
Residencies Largo Residências, Arquipélago Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Espaço do Tempo and Negócio/ZDB
Gentleness of a little giant. Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas para la Infancia y la Adolescencia, Montevideo, Uruguay. October 2020. (tbc)
Gentleness of a Giant. Festival Nómada, Puerto Montt, Chile. September, 2020. (tbc)
Gentleness of a Giant. Mirante das Artes, Botucatu, Brazil. September 2020. (tbc)
Photos by Dina Salem Levy, Fernando Resendes, Natália Viroga e Vera Marmelo.