Tânia Carvalho François Chaignaud

Doesdicon / Blasons

Archive 2022


Choreography and staging, Tânia Carvalho 
Featuring Bernardo Graça, Diogo Freitas, Isabel Teixeira, Joana Caetano, Maria João Pereira, Luís Guerra, Sara Rebolo, Telmo Ferreira
Lights, Tânia Carvalho, Maurício Freitas
Music, Diogo Alvim
Singing, Tânia Carvalho 
inspired by Lumi potete Piangere by Giovanni Legrenzi
Costumes, Aleksandar Protic

Choreography and staging, François Chaignaud 
Assistant, Gregório Nóbrega
Featuring Bárbara Matos, Bernardo Graça, Joana Caetano, Mariana Tembe, Milton Branco, Sara Rebolo, Sofia Marote, Telmo Ferreira
Lights, Abigail Fowler
Costumes, Henrique Teixeira

Dançando com a Diferença
Artistic director, Henrique Amoedo

Co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto; Teatro Viriato; Théâtre de la Ville – Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris
Co-directed by Théâtre de la Ville – Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Fonds Handicap & Société par Intégrance

This event is part of the 2022 France-Portugal Season
With support of LVMH, 
member of the Sponsors Committee of the 2022 France-Portugal Season

In contrast to any normative approach to the body and movement, Tânia Carvalho and François Chaignaud invite us, in the pieces they have devised with Dançando com a Diferença, to discover the emancipatory, creative power of dance.

What can a dancing body do? What does it do to he or she who is dancing, or to those watching? Since 2001, under the artistic direction of Henrique Amodeo, the Dançando com a Diferença company has been exploring the practice of inclusive dance. It invites choreographers to work with the troupe in order to collectively invent an array of different ways of dancing, and which investigate the codes at work in dance in order to reassess and renew them. Doesdicon was first performed in 2017 by Tânia Carvalho, for eight dancers. Similar to a study, of the kind used in drawing, the object of the piece is that of movement: rhythm, extension, fixity, and liberation. As a prelude to Doesdicon, François Chaignaud proposes us a new work, Blasons, a short piece inspired by a poetic practice dating from the XVIth century. This practice looks into the modalities of our relationship with our body, and in which the observer is not necessarily he or she we think they might be. On the 15th October, the evening continues with a post-show concert by the artistic duo « Papillon d’éternité », comprised of Tânia Carvalho and Matthieu Ehrlacher.