Henrique Amoedo, Dancing with differences group
CHOREOGRAPHY AND CONCEPT
Henrique Amoedo is the choreographer of our end-performance project. He has worked on the concept of the performance all along the project and the visits we made in the different partners´countries.
A lot of different people were in the group of dancers, mostly from Portugal but also from all countries involved in the project: Dancer of the company, dancers from the secondary group, people with and without disability (mental or physically disabled), blind dancer, children, all target groups and also people who never danced before have participated, as well as teachers, organisators, coordinator, manager of the different organisations, volunteers and various artists. For a lot of them it was their first time on stage.
Four persons were in the group of musicians. They played live music and experimental pieces during all the performance.
The german componist Fabian Koppri (also assistant from Roland Walter) composed some parts of the music for the performance, and he played with Juliana Andrade and three other musicians from Portugal.
Alexis Camacho Vieira Fernandes is a singer from the target group of Portugal. In this performance he sang on the stage one of the main song (“Love Is Forever”), and danced also with the group.
- Alexis, Portugal
The partners of Lithuania have also work on the songs for the performance. One singer of the target group (center for disabled children in Siauliai) was on the stage to sing two different variations of a song that he proposed us during our visit in Lithuania (music workshop, june 2011).
Roland Walter (disabled performer) and Sandie Brischler from the group of Germany realised together an acrobatic duo for the performance.
Filipe Ferraz is a film maker in Madeira, and he realises some experimental video montage showed during the performance. He used also some videos realised along the project in the different countries.
Our partner of Estonia was responsible for the costumes. They have worked in cooperation with a dressmaker in Madeira, to realise all the costumes necessary to the performance. Heli Järv (Estonia) has painted the costumes during her stay in Madeira, to have them ready for the performance.
The painted silk we have realised during our workshop in Estonia was exhibited in an installation in the entrance of the theater.
Heli Järv, partner of Estonia
STAGE AND TECHNIC
Mauricio (group of Portugal, responsible person for the stage and the technique) and the partners of Poland haved worked together for the technique of our performance in the theater.
The partners from Poland created with their target group a scenary for the stage, inspired from the holocaust monument in Berlin.
During the performance they were responsible for the standing up of this stage elements, and also for the lights, in collaboration with Mauricio.
Mauricio Freitas, Dancing with diffrences group, Technician
Partners of Poland
Fatima, Dancing with difference group
Fatima is a volunteer from the group of Portugal, and she helped also for the technique of the performance.
ORGANISATION AND SUPPORT
Luisa Aguiar made an incredible work to organise each detail of this meeting in Madeira for the whole group, and she was also responsible for the hudge organisation relating to our performance project. Luisa was also one of the dancer in the performance.
Luisa Aguiar, Dancing with differences group
Pedro, Dancing with differences group
Pedro and Raquel, from the group of Portugal, have also helped a lot for the whole organisation during this intensive week with the partners.
PHOTOS AND FILM
Thomas Epping and Sandie Brischler, from the group of Germany, are responsible for the documentation of the project.
Thomas Epping was the photographer of the meeting, and Sandie Brischler (coordinator) is responsible for the final film of the performance.
- Sandie Brischler