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Sete Lágrimas

L3 Leipzig, Lisboa, Luanda

Teatre Akadèmia   10/07

Ancient and contemporary music and an array of different arts find common ground in the works of an ensemble who hybridise their talent with that of creators from other fields. As part of the Bachcelona festival, they pair Bach with a dance from Angola.

Sete Lágrimas, a musical ensemble devoted to finding common ground between ancient and contemporary music, was founded in Lisbon in 1999 by Filipe Faria and Sérgio Peixoto. Open to collaboration with artists from a wide range of disciplines, they have experimented with musicians from very different settings and have also partnered with talented dancers like the Angolan Fábio Krayze, an artist with whom they worked together on the Philharmonie Luxembourg project Le Vieux Roi et la Lune. This time Krayze is representing Luanda as one of the three vertices of the triangle in this show, in which he, an expert in the Angolan dance called kuduro, combines his talent with that of an exceptional cellist, Ana Raquel Pinheiro, and the voices of Filipe Faria and Sérgio Peixoto, all three representing the ‘L’ of ‘Lisbon’. The third angle of the triangle in this show is Leipzig, the German city where J.S. Bach lived, worked and died. Indeed, this great composer features in a show that is being held as part of both the Grec Festival de Barcelona and this year’s edition of Bachcelona, a festival revolving around Bach which is open to all sorts of fusions, like this one. In this show, we’ll see Krayze evolving to the sound of the cello and the a capella choral performances of Bach and other pieces from his repertoire, including readings of poems by Portuguese authors from Bach’s period.

Produced by the Bachcelona festival.

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Created and directed by: Filipe Faria, Sérgio Peixoto. Performers: Fábio Januário (dance), Filipe Faria (voice and percussion), Sérgio Peixoto (voice), Pedro Castro (recorder and Baroque oboe), João Hasselberg (violone), Ana Raquel Pinheiro (cello).

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Discipline Music Dance

Dates and schedules Wednesday 10/7 - 20:00 H

Space Teatre Akadèmia

Duration 60 min

Language Portugueses with catalan subtitles

Price 22 €

Other criteria The Grec network

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