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São Paulo Companhia de Dança

Founded in 2008, the São Paulo Dance Company has developed under the artistic direction of Inês Bogéa into one of the most successful dance companies in Latin America, presenting both classical and contemporary international repertoire. The programme is diverse and the dancers dynamic; they connect with the audience through curiosity and the perception of a dance world in motion.

The Seasons, created by choreographer Édouard Lock, uses the images to revitalise the sense memory of dance. Lock, a Moroccan-born Canadian, is dancer, director, filmmaker and photographer, and all of these skills are used to great effect on stage as the audience observes several layers interacting with each other. Each element creates a new meaning for the audience. Every gesture has its counterpart in a movement of light that cuts the space as a live edition of what you see. In this high energy piece of extreme intensity, Lock uses a contemporary dance vocabulary. Gestures oscillate between powerful - sometimes fluid, sometimes angular - and very gentle movements.

For her creation Gen , Cassi Abranches uses the sense memory of the body as well as the impulses of the soundtrack composed by Marcelo Jeneci and Ze Nigro. Abranches acknowledges this as her transition piece from dancer to choreographer; it is rooted in her knowledge as a dancer on stage, yet moves forward to a new beginning. In a Suite for Two Pianos , the late German choreographer Uwe Scholz created movements inspired by the reflections of artist Wassily Kandinsky and Russian musician Sergei Rachmaninoff. Four works by Kandinsky are projected onto the set, thus broadening the relationship between the different art forms. Scholtz was a choreographer who mirrored the structure, dynamics and intension of music. At the age of 26, Scholtz became artistic director and choreographer of the Zurich Ballet and six years later he founded the Leipzig Ballet, where he remained until his death.

Choreography Édouard Lock
Music The Seasons, Gavin Bryars, played by Percorso Ensemble,
directed by Ricardo Bologna
Set Design Armand Vaillancourt
Costumes Liz Vandal (women), Édouard Lock (men)
World Premiere 2014, Teatro Castro Mendes, Campinas, Brazil
Running Time 50 minutes
With 12 dancers GEN
Choreography Cassi Abranches
Assistant to the choreographer Ana Paula Cancado
Music Marcelo Jeneci & Zé Nigro
Lighting Design Gabriel Pederneiras
Costumes Janaina De Castro
World Premiere 2014, Teatro Sérgio Cardoso, São Paulo
Running Time 19 minutes
With 14 dancers SUITE FOR TWO PIANOS
Choreography Uwe Scholz
Music Suite for Two Pianos, Opus 17 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), performed by Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire
Restaging Giovanni Di Palma
Light for SPCD André Boll
Costumes KM 36 Confeccoes - Kris Driscoll
World Premiere 1987, Ballet Zurich, State Opera Zurich
Premiere by SPCD June 23, 2016, Teatro Sérgio Cardoso, São Paulo
Running Time 20 minutes
With 8 dancers Production São Paulo Companhia de DançaMardi 15  MAI 2018 à 20h00 (tickets)
Mercredi 16  MAI 2018 à 20h00 (tickets)
DURÉE environ 1h30 & entracteAdultes 25 , 20 , 15 / Jeunes 8 / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle


We 16 May 2018 20:00 Horaire


Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
1 Rond-point Schuman



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