Cemitério dos Prazeres (Cemetery of Pleasures)

“Cemitério dos Prazeres”, premiered in 1996 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is the first of four pieces that Andermatt choreographed for the Ballet Gulbenkian. A piece for nine interpreters, where strong, physical, and emotional unconscious impulses are metaphorically enacted.


“'Cemitério dos Prazeres’ is a piece about pleasure as a source of well-being and happiness, feelings that are often buried and castrated because of our fears and frailties. It is our good fortune that we are able to ascend to a higher frequency to achieve some peace and purity, a purity that does not deny pleasure.”

Clara Andermatt (1996)


Choreography: Clara Andermatt | Original soundtrack and musical composition: João Lucas | Costume designer: José António Tenente | Lighting: Rui Marcelino | Coreographer assistant: Amélia Bentes | Performers (premiere): Ângela Clemente, Paula Fernandes, Cláudia Nóvoa, Adriana Queiróz, Sandra Rosado, Luís Damas, César Augusto Moniz, Carlos Prado and Filipe Valla | Production: Ballet Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

Photos by Ana Baião, José Fabião

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