O Cansaço dos Santos (The Tiredness of the Saints)

In “O Cansaço dos Santos”, Clara Andermatt continues to explore the most primitive side of emotions. It is a piece with a highly symbolic charge, where ritualistic and religious icons are disrupted by a violent sexuality. The two characters, interpreted by Amélia Bentes and Mónica Lapa, are drawn to each other and torn apart in an incessant movement that leads to a profound fatigue.

The soundtrack is by Laurent Petitgand.


Choreography: Clara Andermatt | Music: Laurent Petitgrand | Costume designer: Carlota Lagido | Set design: Clara Andermatt | Lighting designer: Rui Marcelino | Performers: Amélia Bentes and Mónica Lapa | Photographers: Luís Cunha and Serge Ligtenberg | “Cansaço dos Santos” premiered with the performers Cláudia Dias and Paula Tavares, for the Companhia de Dança de Almada in 1992


Photos by Serge Ligtenberg, Jorge Gonçalves, Luís Cunha

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