Territory VII – CREATION

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  • 14-18
  • EVC
  • 24 June 2024 17 July 2024

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From June 24 until June 17, the 12 dancers selected for the 7th edition of the Territory program are at the EVC rehearsing an excerpt from a piece by Akram Khan, and a new creation by Jermaine Spivey. Premiering at TNSJ in Porto, the show will also be presented at Teatro Aveirense (Aveiro), Teatro José Lúcio da Silva (Leiria) and Millennium Festival ao Largo (Lisbon).

Now in its 7th edition, the Território program, dedicated to young dancers aged between 14 and 18 from dance schools all over the country, annually welcomes internationally renowned choreographers who share their works and creative processes with the group of young people selected for each edition.

Inviting an established choreographer and an emerging choreographer to lead the program, this year we welcome Akram Khan and Jermaine Spivey. The participants will dance an excerpt from Akram Khan's iconic Kaash, and Jermaine Spivey will create a new piece. In addition to the choreographies, Territory will also feature a film by director João Sanchez, winner of the Território | Estúdios Victor Córdon award for Best Portuguese Director from InShadow - Lisbon ScreenDance Festival 2023.

Throughout the creation and learning process, the dancers who take part have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and aesthetic vision of the guest choreographers, in a professionalizing experience that fosters a diverse and inclusive outlook.

About Kaash

World premiere: March 28, 2002 at the Maison des Arts de Créteil (France)
Originally, Akram Khan teamed up with visual artist Anish Kapoor and composer Nitin Sawhney to explore aspects of the Hindu God Shiva, his cosmic violence, his meditative nature, and the eternal cycle of creation and destruction he initiates. They created Kaash, which in Hindi means ‘if only’, drawing on a fluid and powerful dialogue between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form kathak. They created multiple universes from infinite possibilities, between black holes and Indian time cycles, theoretical physics and Hindu mythology.
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