Photo credit: Craig Foster
Joshua Beamish / MOVETHECOMPANY
Oct 18, 2021
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.