Clara Andermatt’s artistic creation has been deeply influenced by Cape Verde. The first contact took place in 1994, when Andermatt and choreographer Paulo Ribeiro travel to the archipelago to create “Dançar Cabo Verde” (Dancing Cape Verde), a commission of the "European Cultural Capital Lisbon 94". The landscapes, the people, and their culture are the foundation on which Andermatt has built her work. A wide range of initiatives resulted from sharing experiences and exchanging knowledges, initiatives that include training, artistic collaborations and the production of various works, such as the project “CV Sabe”, and the choreographies “Anomalias Magnéticas” (Magnetic Anomalies), “Uma História da Dúvida” (A Story of Doubt), “Dan Dau”, and “VOID”. A close and persistent connection that has lasted to this day, imparting a singular nature to Clara Andermatt’s artistic language, while enhancing, at the same time, the work of Cape Verdean artists.