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Recording: 2018-06-10 , Performing Arts Festival Berlin | Radialsystem (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Edivaldo Ernesto


Performing Arts Festival Berlin | Radialsystem

Production Details / Press Releases

Edivaldo Ernesto’s “Tears”, conceived and choreographed in 2015, is the journey of a man for whom rules turn into uncomfortable characters. He is trapped between fear and wonder, feeling small and lost, afraid of vague feelings, plagued by doubt. The 40-minute solo performance by the Mozambican dancer, choreographer and lecturer darts between implosion and explosion. He flings himself from claustrophobic corners into ever-changing situations: reflections and reactions, dynamics and rhythms, unpredictable bursts of energy. In the same breath and with great sensitivity he contrasts figures of movement with the accompanying music. This makes for an unbreakable tension between performer and audience.


TFB Nr. 1192

Cast & Credits

Choreography and Performance: Edivaldo Ernesto
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Light Design: Eduardo Abdala
Costume Design: Edivaldo Ernesto

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is funded by the State of Berlin – Senate Chancellery (Cultural Affairs) from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)”.


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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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