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Photo credit: Craig Foster

Joshua Beamish / MOVETHECOMPANY
'Saudade'
Oct 18, 2021
7:30 pm

Saudade (Portugese) - a vague, constant desire for a reality that does not, and probably cannot, exist. It is the love that remains after someone is gone. It describes a deep emotional state of profound melancholic longing, often carrying a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. To feel saudade is to feel a deep incompleteness and recognize it as familiar.

 

Saudade investigates loss, memory, and the deep longing for something unattainable. Six outstanding male dancers merge elegant balletic lines with street-style dynamism and drive, conjuring up fleeting intimacies in a series of ghostly solos, duets, and group passages, accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful cello score.