|A POWER BALLAD
by MARIANA TENGNER BARROS / EIRA
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A POWER BALLAD is the new creation by Mariana Tengner Barros / EIRA. A piece co-created and performed by Mariana Tengner Barros and the north-american choreographer and dancer Mark Tompkins.
A POWER BALLAD is a duet for two decadent and eccentric characters dealing with the emptiness of post-fame and the issues of becoming old. The body no longer matches the “ideal”, Western Society's canons of beauty based on the consumption of goods. Music is a key factor for the work, specially the use of song. The title also originates from a definition of a type of song associated to romantic pop/rock and heavy metal songs, that become mainstream in the early 70’s when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences. One of the main inspirations for this work is the oldest, still active, burlesque star alive: Tempest Storm, an amazing woman that defies convention and time. A Power Ballad will build itself around the dialectics of power, the dynamics of illusion and delusion, winning and loosing, ageing and survival.
Be a survivor, never stop doing what you love.
© Vitor d. Rosário
Concept: MARIANA TENGNER BARROS
Texts, creation and performance: MARIANA TENGNER BARROS and MARK TOMPKINS
Set: MARIANA TENGNER BARROS, MARK TOMPKINS and ANTÓNIO MV
Costume design, video and assistance: ANTÓNIO MV
Light design and Technical Direction: NUNO PATINHO
Make-up: SÓNIA PESSOA
Photography: VÍTOR DE ROSÁRIO
Translation assistance: ELIZABETE FRANCISCA
Video: BRUNO CANAS
Music: FILIPE LOPES
MOTHER and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE by MARK TOMPKINS and MARIANA TENGNER BARROS arranged by FILIPE LOPES
LONELY AT THE TOP by MARK TOMPKINS arranged by JONNY KADAVER
Production: EIRA (Lisbon)
Coproduction: CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM (Lisbon) and EIRA
Funded by CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
EIRA is supported by the GOVERNMENT OF PORTUGAL - SECRETARY FOR CULTURE / DGARTES - DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR THE ARTS
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