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Companhia Portuguesa de Bailando Contemporâneo (photo by Antonio Cabrita)

IBERIAN SUITE: Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo (Portugal): Fado, Rituals and Shadows

One of Portugal's largest contemporary dance companies makes its Kennedy Center debut with the evocative work Fado, Rituals and Shadows, performed to a soundtrack featuring the voice of Portuguese fado singer Carla Pires.

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KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT
Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo
Vasco Wellenkamp, Artistic Director

Fado, Rituals and Shadows

D.C. PREMIERE
 
"Mr. Wellenkamp knows how to distill feeling and pour it out onstage."--The New York Times
 
As one of Portugal's largest contemporary dance companies, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo makes its Kennedy Center debut with the evocative work Fado, Rituals and Shadows. Artistic Director Vasco Wellenkamp--praised for "his fluency and expressive onrush of emotion" by the New York Times--co-produced this innovative dance work with Amsterdam's Internationaal Danstheater as a way to celebrate the national music of Portugal. 
 
Performed to a soundrack featuring the beautiful voice of Portuguese fado singer Carla Pires, Fado, Rituals and Shadows enjoyed its world premiere in November 2013. Surrounded by obscure geometries that suggest the shadowy alleys and taverns of Lisbon, dancers surrender to pure abandonment to create a timeless ritual of movement and song representing the pain of life's uncertainty, a soaring cry for freedom, and the desire to fly away. Raves Dance Europe Magazine: "The 12 dancers on stage gave a passionate performance, with moments of extreme beauty." 

Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.

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