Jonas & Lander
Bate fado18 - 22 Mar 2022
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Bate Fado is the latest production by Jonas & Lander, a hybrid dance-concert performance for nine performers: four dancers, four musicians, and a fado singer who is also a dancer.
Like most urban musical styles, such as samba or flamenco, the fado also had its own dances. In Lisbon, the most frequently practiced form was fado batido, a lively and virtuoso dance type of tap dancing.
In Bate Fado, Jonas & Lander propose to reinterpret and reappropriate the act of tapping the fado, in which the dance emanates from the quality of the percussion instrument in dialogue with the voice and the guitars. Bate Fado proves to be a first step in saving the lost fado dance.
Jonas and Lander met during their academic training in the Escola Superior de Dança, beginning a collaboration that has been recognised on the Portuguese dance scene as having a strong author signature with unique contours, exploring the fusion between different stage arts, with a particular focus on music. This trademark is already present in Cascas d'Ovo (2013), their first co-creation.
Jonas & Lander's authorial work presents a large range of pieces, such as Matilda Carlota (2014), Arrastão (2015), Adorabilis (2017), Lento e Largo (2019) and Coin Operated (2019).
They also develop projects with local communities, such as Playback, a piece for the Festival Materiais Diversos (2013), and Caruma (2014) for Estufa Plataforma Cultural.
In 2015, they founded Sinistra, a house in Sintra dedicated to fado, which also functions as a production house for the duo's work.
In 2017, they participated in the documentary series Portugal que Dança and in 2021 in the film entitled Body Buildings.
The world premiere of Bate Fado was presented at the DDD (Dias da Dança ) festival in 2021.
Artistic directors, choreography: Jonas & Lander
Research: Jonas, Lander Patrick
Performers: Catarina Campos, Jonas, Lander Patrick, Lewis Seivwright, Melissa Lopes
Bass: Yami Aloelela
Alto: Tiago Valentim
First Portuguese guitar: Acácio Barbosa
Second Portuguese guitar: António Duarte Martins
Musical composition: Jonas & Lander
Technical director and sound design: Filipe Peres
Lighting design: Rui Daniel
Scenography: Rita Torrão
Special effects: Vítor Estudante
Costumes and shoes: Fábio Rocha de Carvalho e Jonas
Production director and manager: Patrícia Soares
Coordination support: Filipe Metelo
Executive producer: Inês Le Gué
Production: Associação Cultural Sinistra
Coproduction: Centro Cultural de Belém, Cine-Teatro Avenida, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Theater Freiburg
Coproduction residency: O Espaço do Tempo
Residency: mala voadora
Creative support: Estúdios Victor Córdon / OPART
Research support: Casa-Museu Leal da Câmara, LIPA - Laboratório de Investigação de Práticas Artísticas da Universidade de Coimbra et Museu Bordalo Pinheiro.
Discography: Valentim de Carvalho
This project is financed by the Portuguese Republic - Culture I DGARTES - Direção-Geral das Artes
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Manifestation organisée dans le cadre de la Saison France-Portugal 2022
Comité des mécènes de la Saison France-Portugal 2022
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