Tânia Carvalho

The recoil of words

Dance / Live Music

Show created at Subsistances for the Aire de Jeu festival – January 2013, on the music of Julia Wolf.

Tânia Carvalho created The Recoil of Words from a piece of music by the American composer Julia Wolf. In this dance piece, a bagpipe hums as faces appear like gargoyles. The Portuguese choreographer builds a world of twisted bodies that loom out of the dark like devils from a box. From the strange and captivating score, played live, she extracts a cadence for the bodies and a gloomy but almost carnival-like murmur. A magnificent dance piece!

Direction and choregraphy : Tânia Carvalho
Interpretation : Luís Guerra, Sandra Rosado, Tânia Carvalho
Music : LAD de Julia Wolfe
Cornemuse : Jean Blanchard
Costums creation : Aleksandar Protic
Régie Lumière : Zeca Iglésias
Production : Tânia Carvalho
Production and diffusion (before dec 14) : Sofia Matos/Bomba Suicida
Executive production : João Guimarães
Coproduction : Les Subsistances, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape
Residences : Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape
Support : Alkantara, Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbonne), Museu do Traje, Escola Superior de
Educação de Viana do Castelo, Hotel Borges Chiado.