When we began to think about this creation, and before rehearsals started, we exchanged some
impressions 1 trying to find out in which direction our desire to work together again could take us.
Ten years ago we met and created a piece, 'Antonio Miguel', a solo done by two, a striking encounter
for us personally and professionally. 2
At that time, in 2000, we had the energy of the ones who start something for the first time, we believed
that we could change something, dance, spectacle, its limits, its conventions and rules, maybe the world.
In the meantime much has happened on the micro and the macro level, we crossed similar paths and
different paths, and finally the world did not stop surprising and disappointing us.
Now in 2010, we asked ourselves, if we still had this desire to change something, if we had something
really important to say through dance and show in addition to our desire to meet again.
Then we started to look around us and we became interested in understanding how we were and how
we and the world have been. According to the official calendar a decade had passed, we had entered a
new century and a new millennium. What had happened? What impressions had stayed from this
During the process, already in the studio, as we were talking and trying out things, we focused on the
time issue. Did we change in these ten years? Was there an evolution or are we always talking about the
same thing but differently?
Time has really produced something in us, in our body, our energy, the way we are looking at life and
work. Will the motivation and stimulus we have now be enough to produce anything new?
After all, the question remains the same: who are we?
Antonio and Miguel
Conception and performers: Antonio Tagliarini and Miguel Pereira
Dramaturgical support: Rui Catalão
Light design: Gianni Staropolli
Sound design: Jari Marjamäki
Rehearsal assistance: Chris Scherer
Production: O Rumo do Fumo e Planet 3
Co-production: Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos - Culturgest
Artistic residence: Armunia Festival Costa Degli Etruschi
Supports: Forum Dança
Thanks to: Dr. A. Bracinha Vieira, Luisa Veloso, Jaime Conde-Salazar, Vera Mantero
O Rumo do Fumo is supported by
MINISTÉRIO DA CULTURA / DIRECÇÃO-GERAL DAS ARTES AND CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
Lisbon, Portugal, Culturgest, 1st and 2nd of July 2010
Naples, Italy, Festival Uomini e Danza/Nuovo Teatro Nuovo, 23th of March 2011