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A Bag and a Stone – dance piece for screen

© Tânia Carvalho


Let’s imagine. There is a dance piece. This dance piece became aware of its existence. It became a being in its own right. An independent being, able to make decisions for itself, about itself. It decided to go to the movies. Along the way it found a bag and a stone. It grabbed the bag, it grabbed the stone, and took them with it. Who knows, maybe it would need them some time or other. It went its way, it arrived at the cinema. But it was used to being on the side of the stage, not on that of the viewer. And that’s why, and for no other reason at all, that it jumped into the screen…

Artistic and Technical Information

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written and directed by: Tânia Carvalho
photography direction, edition: Christo Roussev
music: Diogo Alvim
light design (on set): Christo Roussev, Zeca Iglésias
costume concept: Tânia Carvalho
costumes: Aleksandar Protic
boy with the bag: André Santos
girl with the stone: Leonor Hipólito
gentleman in white and mustache: Ramiro Guerreiro
girl in white dress: Petra Van Gompel
boy in white: Bruno Senune
white geometric: Luís Guerra
black geometric: Bruna Carvalho
super hero: Jácome Filipe
boy in stripes: Cláudio Vieira
soundtrack interpreted by: Ana Filipa Serrão, Ana Pereira, Fernando Llopis Mata, Hugo Paiva, Joana Cipriano
sound engineer (soundtrack recording): Suze Ribeiro
sssistant (on set): Pietro Romani
light setup and operation (on set): Zeca Iglésias
makeup artist (on set): André Santos
prop production (stone): Leonor Hipólito
seamstresses: Ana Krkobabic, Drena Drinic, Ateliê Maria José
text edition: Bruno Duarte
production: Tânia Carvalho
executive production: João Guimarães
coproduction: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Maria Matos, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris
financial support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – Lisboa
artistic residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor
acknowledgments: O Espaço do Tempo (Rui Horta), Manuel Guerra, Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional
special acknowledgement: Quentin Dusser