Everything on wheels! roaming on wheels, talking of wheels, wheeling around each other.
A little troupe, suddenly shows up from the unknown. Mysteriously sliding and opening up a path, presents the delicious story of an ever travelling group of characters exploring encounters among them and the public. Circling around, they address to a present moment in transformation towards a circular world. Spinning and dancing, a poetical perception is drawn upon the limit of some being the infinite of others.
Does the world fit on a wheel?
On Wheels is a deambulation around one’s relation abilities and inner dynamics. It leads to question body limits, as well as the magic of conquering new spaces and intuitions, in and out.
Barata, Ana Rita
Ana Rita Barata / Vo’Arte’s Artistic Director & CiM’s choreographer
Born in Paris in 1972, Ana Rita Barata studied classic and modern dance at Escola Superior de Dança – Conservatório Nacional (Lisbon, Portugal) and at European Dance Development Centre, in Arnhem (The Netherlands). Some of the choreographers she worked with,are: Paulo Ribeiro, Yoshiko Chuma, Carolyn Carlson, Wim Vandekeybus, Benoit La Chambre, Steve Paxton, Samuel Louwick/Alain Platel… Since 1994 she has developed transdisciplinary performances with Pedro Sena Nunes, involving communities with special needs. She works as Artistic Director of Vo’Arte since 1997. She is the co-creator of CiM – Multidisciplinary Integrated Company. Ana Rita Barata is the Portuguese choreographer for « Fragile ».
Source: Fragile Dance
Sena Nunes, Pedro
He was born in Lisbon in 1968. He finished his Cinema degree, in 1992, at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He Co-founded the Portuguese Companhia de Teatro Meridional. Held numerous documentaries, fictions and experimental studies in cinema and video and produced more than 100 advertising spots for television and radio. He was awarded several prizes.
Traveler and four times father, Director, producer, Photographer, teacher and artistic consultant, Pedro, currently works as Vo'Arte Artistic Director, where co-schedule various dance and video festivals.
In the last 20 years he devoted himself intensely to the pedagogical area, managing laboratories dedicated to creation and experimentation, for documental or fictional genders. Currently he teaches Documental Cinema Master, at ESMAE, in Oporto, and in Lisbon, he teaches cinema direction and experimental narratives achievement and transdisciplinary areas. He is creative director and pedagogical coordinator of ETIC and coordinator of Videodance Post-graduation in ESTAL. He has PhD. in Arts (performing arts and moving image).
Artistic direction / Conception
Ana Rita Barata, Pedro Sena Nunes
Ana Rita Barata
Adelaide Oliveira, Alena Dittrichová, Ana Rita Barata, Bruno Rodrigues, Jorge Granadas, José Marques, Zaida Pugliese
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Vo’Arte, APCL (Cerebral Palsy Association of Lisbon), CRPCCG (Rehabilitation Centre for Cerebral Palsy - Calouste Gulbenkian) and São Luiz Theater