Hybrid between lion, goat and snake; spitting fire, the chimera seduces and kills the one who’s attracted to her.

Stage creation that addresses an explosive contemporaneity, simultaneously physical and technological, accelerated; a dance piece for a quartet of performers on roller-skates, approaching states of detonation and death drive.

The choreographic composition, based on spatial organization, velocity and illusion devices, proposes the articulation of a group of dancers in a monstrous, hybrid unit, a seemingly impossible being with plural moods, desires and libido.

The plastic dimension of the gesture is inspired by the image of a scientific aberration, a chimera, combined with the use of prostheses (roller-skates), in order to access genres of physicality that allow levels of risk and speed on stage, projecting the body to an extreme otherness and opening the territory for fiction.

These hypnagogic landscapes are articulated around the interest on Post-humanism, Death Drive, Systems Theory, Science Fiction and Post-Atomic World.

CABRAQIMERA integrates the project BURNING ECLIPSE, that reflects about the constant and porous movement between imagery vision and artistic creation. The proposal aims to place in dialogue two vectors of parallel and interdependent discourse: the first, POROMECHANICS, a series of video portraits of artists; in counterpoint with the dance piece CABRAQIMERA.


Creation, Artistic Direction — Catarina Miranda

Choreographic Co-creation / Performance — Duarte Valadares, Francisca Pinto, Lewis Seivwright, Madalena Pereira

Light Design — Letícia Skrycky

Music Composition — Pablo de Vargas aka Lechuga Zafiro

Styling — Simão Bolívar

Exterior Eye — Cristina Planas Leitão (TMP)

PRODUCTION & DIFFUSION — Sara Abrantes/ Materiais Diversos

Executive Production — Joana Cardoso

COPRODUCTION — Materiais Diversos (Lisboa/PT), SOOPA (Porto / PT); TMP (Porto / PT); Walk&Talk (Açores/ PT); CND Centre Nacional de la Danse (Paris, France), ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie (as part of Life Long Burning project supported by the European commission — Montpellier / France);

Project funded by DGArtes/ Portuguese Government and by 5 Sentidos Portuguese Cultural Network (C.C. Vila Flor, TAGV, T.M.Guarda, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro Micaelense, T.M.Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Viriato).

CREATION RESIDENCES — CND Centre Nacional de la Danse (Paris, France); ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie (as part of Life Long Burning project supported by the European commission — Montpellier / France); TMPorto (Pt); São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisboa/Pt); Teatro Nacional São João (Porto, Pt); Walk & Talk Festival (Azores/ Pt); C.C. Vila Flor (Guimarães/ Pt); T.M.Guarda (Pt); Cine-Teatro Louletano (Loulé/ Pt); Teatro Viriato (Viseu, Pt).


27th-28th April 2021— Premiere — DDD Festival, TMPorto (dates tbc)

30th April 2021— Abril Dança Festival, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra

8th-18th July 2021 — Walk&Talk Festival— Teatro Micaelense/ Azores (dates tbc)

28th January 2022 — São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisbon

Dates to be confirmed — Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães; Teatro Municipal da Guarda; Teatro Viriato, Viseu (Rede 5 Sentidos)


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