Cisnografia consists of challenging the composition and rewriting of the 13th movement Le Cygne from the Suite Le Carnaval des Animaux by Camille Saint-Säens. This work results from the challenge made to thirteen choreographers/interpreters/performers and a composer, to individually rewrite their death of the swan, according to their personal languages and work codes. Each solo was filmed in different rooms at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, allowing for compositions that are closely related to the works and spaces.
The result is an installation for screen with the 13 solos and a film that is the intersection of all the rewrites.

 

Concept and direction Luiz Antunes Artistic direction André Mendes, Luiz Antunes Invited artists   Ana Moreno, Allan Falieri, David Marques, Guilherme Leal, Joana Castro, Luiz Antunes, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Maurícia | Neves, São Castro, Nina Botkay, Tânia Carvalho, Thamiris Carvalho, Vasco Araújo Music composition Diogo Alvim Photography Margarida Dias Camera and edition Tomás Pereira Camera assistant Laura Dias Production Heurtebise Communication and digital programming Marco Oliveira Translation Francisco da Silva Pereira Technical support and implementation Balaclava Noir Institutional Partners Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Partners 23 Milhas, Câmara Municipal do Fundão, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Quinta da Cruz – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Rua das Gaivotas 6 Support Direção-Geral das Artes – Ministério da Cultura.