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Behind The Mirror

Ganz anders Filipe Portugals «Behind the Mirror». Der Pas de deux von Aurore Lissitzky und Cohen Aitchison-Dugas folgt dem zweiten Satz von Dmitri Schostakowitschs Konzert für Klavier, Trompete und Orchester in c-Moll. Und er folgt der Musik nicht einfach nach Noten, sondern in langen Atemzügen, mit weit gedehnten Gliedern und Bewegungen. Hochmusikalisch ist das, und deutlich wird auch hier der Lehrmeister: Heinz Spoerli.


The flow of words describes the Greek word "dialogos". Here a dialogue between music and dance is developed. However, this dialogue can arise from a confrontation. Talking to each other can also mean staying silent, arguing or sometimes simply crossing paths. It does not mean always remaining in harmony, but reaching new insights in the course of dialogue.


Filipe Portugal’s own choreography for the “Liebestod” from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, a young and fresh interpretation which premiered on New Year's Eve Gala 2013 at the Opera House of Zürich, and was created especially for the occasion featuring soprano Anja Kampe.


Music from Philip Glass (Orphée Suite: IV. Orphée and the Princess) created for Tanzakademie Zürich. Dancers - Margarida Neto & Alexander Bezuijen


Created for TAZ (Tanz Akademie Zürich under direction of Steffi Scherzer and Oliver Matz ) with premiere in June 2015 Choreographer - Filipe Portugal Music - Astor Piazzolla

Different Trains

This choreography was created in 2014 by Filipe Portugal on occasion of the Jungen Choreografen event in Opernhaus Zürich. We are working on adding more information about this performance. A media gallery of images is already available and we are glad to share them with you in the performance page.