Proposed as a modul-dance artist by DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro [Portugal]
I see my own creative work as a path that keeps building up, until the day when I may be able to conceive the piece — that after which there won’t be any sense in creating a next one. For this purpose I establish relationships and upgrades between my different works, as if in each one I found something more to add to a sort of operatic instruction manual. Almost like a method.
Vontade de Ter Vontade (A Willingness to will) complies with this trail of though. It is a continuity piece, part of a path I started in the solo One Woman Show and its’ follow-ups Guided Tour and Out of Things Things Are Born. But if at the end of each work I gather I have addressed specific questions regarding the artistic labor, in each work the beginning is always quite the same — to not know anything but a detonating image.
This piece was born out of a feeling of generational confrontation, which I get from many of my students. This confrontation made me think on my own generation and the way I relate with the previous and precedent generations. Such movement of heading supposedly towards for the future and backwards into the past ended up placing me in a kind of present. A here‑and‑now. Thus was born the galvanizing image of this new work: the transformation of a stage into a territory — Portugal. Vontade de Ter Vontade becomes a path where individual, collective, personal and historic dimensions cohabit in the same space. I might add that this path draws a glance over the momentum we are currently living in Europe (and throughout the world), striking out the relationships between North and South, between colonizer and colonized, between what is central and what is peripheral. It is also a manifesto against the unavoidable.
Cláudia Dias was born in Lisbon in 1972. Began her Dance training at the Academia Almadense, proceeding with a scholarship from the Companhia de Dança de Lisboa (The Lisbon Dance Company). Further on, took a Contemporary Dance Performer course at Forum Dança and a Cultural Organizations and Project Management course at Cultideias. Cláudia is presently attending an MA in Arts of the Stage at New University of Lisbon.
As a performer, Cláudia began at the Almada Dance Group, then on to the Ninho de Víboras collective. As a Re.Al. associate artist she became a central performer in João Fiadeiro’s creative work strategy and at the development, systematization and outreach of the Composition in Real Time Technique.
Cláudia Dias created the pieces One Woman Show, Visita Guiada (A Guided Tour), Das coisas nascem coisas (Out of Things Things Are Born) and the performance/ installation 23+1. Along with Márcia Lança, Cláudia maintained a choreography composition workshop that later gave birth to the piece To sell: Sunny Nation with Ocean View. She was also a performer on John Romão’s play As a Country I’m Dying.
Cláudia’s recent solo Vontade de ter Vontade was considered the 3rd best show by the newspaper Expresso, and the 4th best show by newspaper PUBLICO, of the year 2012. This solo has also been nominated do SPA - Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores awards.
Her work as a choreographer, performer and teacher has been nurtured by several production structures, theatres and festivals, in Portugal as well as internationally.
Upcoming artist events
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Past artist events
- 03-04-2011 - 16-04-2011
Cláudia Dias. Vontade der Ter Vontade. Residency. Dance Ireland Dublin
- 19-10-2011 - 22-10-2011
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. deSingel Internacionale Kunstcampus Antwerpen
- 20-01-2012 - 21-01-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Culturgest Lisboa
- 02-07-2012 - 12-07-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade der Ter Vontade. Residency. Mercat de les Flors Barcelona
- 28-09-2012 - 28-09-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Festival Circular Vila de Conde
- 27-10-2012 - 27-10-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. La Fundición Bilbao
- 09-11-2012 - 09-11-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Forum Municipal José Manuel Figueiredo Baixa-da-Banheira
- 15-11-2012 - 15-11-2012
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Teatro Viriato Viseu
- 31-01-2013 - 31-01-2013
Cláudia Dias. Vontade der Ter Vontade. Presentation: Made in Dublin Festival. Dance Ireland Dublin
- 17-02-2013 - 17-02-2013
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Forum Municipal Romeu Correia Almada
- 18-04-2013 - 18-04-2013
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Teatro Académico Gil Vicente Coimbra
- 23-06-2013 - 29-06-2013
Cláudia Dias. Vontade der Ter Vontade. Residency. Art Stations Foundation Poznań
- 14-09-2013 - 14-09-2013
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. Teatro Municipal de Almada
- 06-03-2014 - 06-03-2014
Cláudia Dias. Vontade de Ter Vontade. On Tour. MNCARS Madrid