BoCA 2019

20 & 21 MAR 2019 | 9:00 PM


Portugal | Concert | New Production
*world premiere

“duploc barulin”. Try to say it out loud. This is the title of Tânia Carvalho’s new journey for the production of a concert. It is in lowercase, creating a percussive onomatopoeic sound in oral pronunciation and evoking the enigma of its meaning, coherent with the way of being in the art – being it dance, drawing or music – that characterizes the artist. A title that is also an open door to the imagination that Tânia develops in each new production, being it in the body of a dancer, in the keys of a piano, in the drawings that her hand draws on paper, or in a chant. From Tânia Carvalho we know a work that is always of overflowing imagination of the expressive possibilities of the body in dancing, being it in her own body or in cooperation with other dancers.

Tânia decided to learn how to play the Erhu, a Chinese string musical instrument, and didn’t cut any corners. “I wanted to learn it the way you’re really supposed to, the Chinese way, so to use it in a ‘natural’ way and then be able to explore other sounds in the instrument, things that you’re not supposed to do”, she said. “I really want to fuse the three sounds together: the piano, the voice, and the erhu”. After having presented a drawing exhibition in BOCA, “Toledo”, in 2017, this time we get to know another artistic expression, Tânia in concert. There she is exploring the creative possibilities of the instrument, in a concert where for the first time she is also composing music for another performer, André Santos, who will join her in the piano. The lyrics are either her own or from Fernando Pessoa.

Piano, erhu and voice: Tânia Carvalho
Piano: André Santos
Musical Composition: Tânia Carvalho
Lyrics: Tânia Carvalho, Fernando Pessoa
Technical Director, light design, light and sound operation: Anatol Waschke
Production: Tânia Carvalho
Executive Production: João Guimarães
Artistic Residencies: Estúdios Victor Cordón, Musibéria, O Espaço do Tempo
Partnership: BoCA – Biennial of Contempoary Arts
Hosted by: Teatro da Garagem
Acknowledgements: Pro.Dança
Photography: Bruno Simão

With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
Financed by Direção-Geral das Artes, Governo de Portugal | Ministério da Cultura


The tickets must be previously booked and picked up in person at the ticket office, on the day of the show, between 9:00P.M. and 8:30P.M.

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