FADO is the winner of the Public’s Choice Award 2014!
The dance performance FADO is based on the Portuguese music, Fado. Originated in the early 19th century in shabby cafes in the harbor, where the peculiarity of the uncertain life were sung: sadness, faith, infidelity, the desire of freedom, but also the hope and love for each other. The passionate, sometimes sad fado music is inextricably linked with Portugal and holds a special place in the life of the Portuguese.
FADO is a coproduction of the International Dance Theatre with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo
(CPBC) in Lisbon, Portugal. Choreographer Vasco Wellenkamp takes the roots of Fado music as a starting point for an emotional approach of this powerful music. The dance performance FADO is sung by the Portuguese fado singer Carla Pires.
Choreography: Vasco Wellenkamp
Music: Carla Pires