Is it possible to access an artist, access their personal story, through a moment of their artistic creation?
This question formed the starting point for Raquel André’s Collection of Artists, the third part of her series Collection of People. Over a period of two years the young Portuguese met dancers, choreographers, visual artists and performers in several cities, one of which was Salzburg. In these encounters she approached their individual working practices, tools, ideas and lives on a variety of levels. A live performance has been created from these studies in which Raquel André navigates between reality and fiction, fantasy and impossibility, the everyday and artistic life in order to gather fleeting insights and choreograph them in a poetic manner into something concrete and plausible.
Raquel André studied at the School of Theatre and Film in Lisbon before gaining a master’s degree in Performing Arts in Rio de Janeiro. At an early stage in her career she began to develop projects that crossed genre boundaries between theatre, dance, film and television. Her projects Collection of Lovers (since 2014) and Collection of Collectors (since 2016) mark the beginnings of an enduring passion for collecting.
Concept & Performance: Raquel André
Collaboration: António Pedro Lopes & Bernardo de Almeida
Lightdesign: Carin Geada
Costumes: José António Tenente
Artistic Advice: Joana Brito Silva
Coproduction: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II Lissabon, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Cialo/Umysl Foundation Warschau, casaBranca – Festival Verão Azul/Cine-Teatro Louletano, O Espaço do Tempo, Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica-FITEI
Funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direcção Geral das Artes
Supported by apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.