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Nymphalis Antiopa

© Rui Palma


Nymphalis Antiopa is a contemporary dance piece that unveils the creative complicity between two artists, exploring a dialog of contrasts and interactions. The choreographic show highlights dance as a universal language, where two bodies intertwine, challenge balance and fluidity, explore the boundary between movement and immobility.

In a utopian scenario built for themselves, the protagonists explore dance with movements that weave in and out of each other, in a unique and fluid expression of their union and their individualities. An emotional journey, accompanied by original music composed exclusively for the choreography, with a sound intensity that multiplies and amplifies gestures and plays with the scales of vibration perception, seeking to create several layers of sensory experience.

Synopsis adapted from a text by Julián Pacomio from May 2021

Artistic and Technical Information


artistic direction, choreography, interpretation: Papillons d’éternité (Tânia Carvalho & Matthieu Ehrlacher)
light design, technical direction: Anatol Waschke
music: marum
executive direction: Vítor Alves Brotas
communication coordination: Maria João Bilro
production: Agência 25
co-production: Le Gymnase CDCN (FR), Teatro Viriato (PT), Teatro São Luiz – Egeac (PT)
co-production residencies: O Espaço do Tempo (PT), Le Gymnase CDCN (FR), Teatro Viriato (PT)
acknowledgments: Commune de Prendeignes, Association Le Pilou (FR)