© jorge gonçalves murmuring of gods by paulo ribeiro
cast and credits choreography paulo ribeiro music vitor rua caeser by iggy pop costumes maria gonzaga light design rui marcelino dancers eliana campos leonor keil rita omar paulo ribeiro peter michael dietz production companhia paulo ribeiro original co-production serviço acarte of the fundação calouste gulbenkian lisbon original support secretaria de estado da cultura i.p.b.d e.p.i maria gonzaga fundação das descobertas teatro cinearte actual support ministério da cultura dgartes câmara municipal de viseu absolute première 16 january 1996 sala polivalente of serviço acarte of fundação calouste gulbenkian lisbon remake première 09 december 2011 teatro viriato viseu © jorge gonçalves
murmuring of gods all life is metaphysics in the dark with the murmuring of gods and complete ignorance of the route as the only way forward fernando pessoa in o livro do desassossego the book of disquiet in this work i will attempt to create a kind of metaphysical ceremony or celebration in which the body is a means of communication par excellence this exploration of a subtle physicality will by its cumulative effect become exuberant in the inner sensation and outer image which the body is capable of evoking in this project i will assume the strange freedom which goes beyond words and representation and which gradually develops in us when decide not to deny its existence it allows us to escape certain tyrannies and to be ourselves regardless of the circumstances just our injured and grieving selves deformed by habit and necessity thus using physicality i will create organic matter which is shaped by life and resounds throughout the universe paulo ribeiro
prizes prix d auteur conseil général de la seine saint-denis france v rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de seine saint-denis 1996 new choreography award bonnie bird fund laban centre u.k v rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de seine saint-denis 1996 prix d interpretation collective adami france v rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de seine saint-denis 1996 honorable mention to leonor keil honorable mention to paola moreno circulação nacional instituto português do bailado e da dança mudanças `96 circulação internacional centro cultural de courtrai mudanças `96 mudanças `96 was the portuguese platform to the v rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de seine saint-denis at centro cultural de belém lisboa.
reviews murmuring of gods the image of `human christ s pain contrasts with the laughter that emerges from the body admirable and malleable choreography which cleanses itself of interior darkness and familiarises us with solitude as a dwellingplace accompanied by men who are born suffer agonise and die are we not short-sighted and the world an insufficient and continual mist pessoa new the truth paulo ribeiro does too ana marques gastão diário de notícias 22 january 1996 far from olympus the active gods of paulo ribeiro involved in their intrepid daily lives mystify us with their pretend esotericism but never allow coldness or immobility to contaminate their falsely private universe antónio laginha correio da manhã 18 january 1996 compared with saturday 2 rumor de deuses murmuring of gods is a more contemplative work which allows the choreographer to advance in the exploration of a new vocabulary of movement that is both ampler and softer and new situations in which humour is constructed i refer for example to abrupt changes in the interpolation of gestures and their representation out of context making a play of the ambiguity that body language contains and the uncertainty and doubt that it creates rumor de deuses is a remarkable piece for which rui marcelino has constructed accomplished lighting design which is a decisive element in the communication of choreographic feeling rumor de deuses counts with the splendid performances of leonor keil who show a growing maturity and refinement joana novaes paula moreno peter michael dietz and patrick harlay who give powerfull acting performances maria josé fazenda o público 19 january 1996
paulo ribeiro has created exemplary pieces with his own special brand of choreography and has accustomed us to his capacity for renovation and alternation of vocabulary which he subtly achieves between the abstract and caricature and which results in a highly structured piece a work demanding great powers of performance a word too for the high acting qualities of the dancers achieved by paulo ribeiro it is becoming rarer to find such purity and adaptability in such a difficult art it all lies in the particular quality of the choreographer/dancer cristina peres expresso 27 january 1996 performance career 1996 sala polivalente do serviço acarte fundação calouste gulbenkian lisbon première maison de la culture de seine saint-denis bobigny v rencontres internationales de la seine saint denis france teatro nacional s joão porto kunstlerhaus mousonturm frankfurt germany centre culturel de drancy france posthof linz austria festival danças na cidade centro cultural de belém lisboa festival folhas verdes kortrijk belgium co-producer
1997 kampnagel hamburg germany danse à lille lille france pôle sud strasburg france centre georges pompidou paris france operation antilope la chaux-de-fonds switzerland tanzwerkstatt berlin germany dance week festival zagreb croatia exodos festival ljubljana slovenia balance festival marburg germany festival oriente occidente rovereto italy le temps d aimer biarritz france kulturetage oldenburg germany petofi hall budapest hungary quinzena da dança de almada almada 1998 teatro angrense angra do heroísmo azores centro cultural da graciosa graciosa azores st reinoldi kirche dortmund germany.
contacts companhia paulo ribeiro teatro viriato lg mouzinho de albuquerque apartado 1057 3511-901 viseu portugal tel 351 232 480 110 fax 351 232 480 111 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pauloribeiro.com company supported by resident at local support