Choreographer(s) : Ribeiro, Paulo (Portugal)
A space crossed by the eloquence of bodies wishing to create matter of tolerance and positivism, which upholds and is a universal language.
The Feeling gives the body its capacity to be an excellent mediator of our various sensibilities.
Born in Lisbon, Paulo Ribeiro pursued a career as a dancer in dance companies in Belgium and France before asserting himself as a choreographer. He signed his first show in 1984 in Paris with the Stridanse company that he co-founded. On his return to Portugal in 1988, he collaborated with the Lisbon Dance Company and with the Ballet Gulbenkian for which he created a number of works. His career took off internationally as from 1991, thanks to the creation of works for reputed companies: the Nederlands Dans Theater II, the Centre Chorégraphique de Nevers, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Ballet de Lorraine. In 1995, he founded the Paulo Ribeiro company for which he had already created twenty original works including his solo Sem um tu não pode haver um eu, presented at Chaillot in 2015. In 1998 he was named director of the Teatro Viriato in Viseu, Portugal. He has received a number of national and international awards including the Best choreography Award 2010 by the Portuguese Society of Authors with Paisagens - onde o negro é cor. Alongside his work as company author, Paulo Ribeiro also devotes himself to the commission of choreographic events, to coaching and to teaching, in particular at the Conservatoire National de Danse.
Source: Théâtre National de Chaillot programme
For more details: pauloribeirofr.weebly.com
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine
Since acquiring the CCN title in 1999, the Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine has dedicated itself to supporting contemporary choreographic creation. As of July 2011 the organization is under the general and artistic direction of Petter Jacobsson.
The CCN – Ballet de Lorraine and its company of 26 dancers is one of the most important companies working in Europe, performing contemporary creations while retaining and programming a rich and extensive repertory, spanning our modern history, made up of works by some of our generations most highly regarded choreographers.
The CCN functions as an art center and venue for multiple possibilities in the fields of research, experimentation and artistic creation. It is a platform open to many different disciplines, a space where the many visions of dance of today may meet.
More information : http://ballet-de-lorraine.eu
Choreography : Paulo Ribeiro
Choreography assistance : Carlos Desousa
Interpretation : Interprétée et composée par Artur Fernandes,Filipe Ricardo, Filipe Cal, Francisco Silva
Original music : Danças Ocultas
Lights : Nuno Meira
Costumes : Paulo Ribeiro et Martine Augsbourger
Sound : Nuno Rebocho
Other collaborations : Maître de Ballet : Isabelle Bourgeais