Last contains the polarity between end and continuation, both in the sense of being the last one and as a verb form that refers to something that endures (to last). As we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, his late string quartets are the main conductor of this choreography. It was a choice dictated by their complexity, boldness, contrasts and poetics, and by the rationale of the composition displayed by a hot-tempered, deaf man.

This relation between human body and music becomes even more literal and visible with the live performance of the Matosinhos String Quartet.

Direction and Choreography
São Castro and António M Cabrita

Ana Moreno
Ester Gonçalves
Guilherme Leal
Miguel Santos
Rosana Ribeiro

Ludwig van Beethoven, The Late String Quartets

Live Music Interpretation
Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos: Vitor Vieira and Juan Maggiorani (violins), Jorge Alves (guitar), Marco Pereira (cello)

Set, Light and Costume Design
São Castro and António M Cabrita

Technical Direction and Light Design Consultancy

Cristóvão Cunha

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro

Teatro Viriato, Teatro Municipal do Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal

Paulo Ribeiro Company is a structure financed by República Portuguesa / Direcção-Geral das Artes.
The project Last is supported by Município de Viseu, in the scope of Viseu Cultura programme.

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