Stand still you ever-moving spheres of heaven

Henrique Furtado and Chiara TavianiStand still you ever-moving spheres of heaven

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Inspired by Dadaists, Stand still you ever-moving spheres of heaven unrolls a long white linoleum. On it, two figures speak in a language that belongs only to them, in a space-time that eludes us. In this minimalist microcosm of fantasy in motion, their hands become hand-objects, hand-masks or hand-prostheses. Charged with surreal spurts, Chiara Taviani and Henrique Furtado’s duet awakens the imagination.

Concept and performance: Chiara Taviani and Henrique Furtado P. Vieira
Lighting design: Eduardo Abdala
Light technician: Manuel Abrantes 
Dramaturgical support: Céline Cartillier, Antonio Ianniello
Odissi dance transmission Livia Porzio
Vocal support; Francisco Brazão
Textual support: Miguel Loureiro
Administration and production: Vera Nunes, Aline Berthou and UOT Organizzazione Teatrale
With the kind participation of Vera Mantero
Coproduction: Espaço do Tempo (PT), ACASA Scenario Pubblico (IT), Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT), Temps d’Images / DuplaCena (PT), Periferie Artistiche - Centro di Residenza Multidisciplinare della Regione Lazio / Twain (IT)  
With the support of: Fundação GDA (PT), Apoio à Internacionalização: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT)
Residencies at: Estúdios Victor Cordón (PT), Devir Capa (PT), Companhia Olga Roriz (PT), EKA Palace (PT), KLAP (FR), La Liseuse (FR), Entrepont (FR), MAD (MC) 
Thanks to Montaine Chevalier, Blanca Tolsá Rovira, Camilla Montesi, Luís Rosário, Inês Cartaxo, Hugo Coelho, Pia Krämer, Emma Terno, Emmanuel Tussore. 

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Biography

Dancer, performer and choreographer, Henrique Furtado Vieira (PT/FR) lives and works in Portugal. An engineer in Energy and Environment, he completed his artistic training in several French institutions (INSA Lyon, Extensions – CDC Toulouse, Prototype II and Dialogues III – Royaumont abbey). He has collaborated as a performer with different artists such as Bleuène Madelaine, Eric Languet, Aurélien Richard, Céline Cartillier, Tino Sehgal and Vera Mantero; and has been influenced by his encounters with Sophie Perez and Xavier Boussiron, among others. He is currently working with Aloun Marchal and Chiara Taviani in the creation of performances where styles and genres overlap, and where vocal presence and imagination have a prominent place.

Chiara Taviani (IT/FR) is a dancer and a choreographer. After starting her dance studies at the Princess Grace Academy of Monaco, she trained at the Spid Academy in Milan (IT) and also trained at the Coline Formation centre in Istres (FR), where she met and collaborated with choreographers such as: Emmanuel Gat, Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer, Mathilde Monnier, Georges Appaix, Thieu Niang Thierry, Salia Sania and Seydou Boro, Lisi Estaras (Ballets C de la B). 

She has performed with various Italian companies including Balletto Civile Michela Lucenti. In 2011, she founded C&C Company with Carlo Massari, with whom she has created Maria Addolorata, 012, Corpo e Cultura and Tristissimo. In 2014-2015 she completed the Prototype II research and creation program at Royaumont Abbey. She is currently collaborating with Henrique Furtado, Alexandra Grimal (La vapeur au-dessus du riz) and Marion Alzieu (Total Eclipse).

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