In Absentia - Helder Seabra

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Project visual In Absentia - Helder Seabra
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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€10,720
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In Absentia - Helder Seabra

 

Born in Portugal but based in Belgium, Helder Seabra has studied and worked with the three big dance names in Flanders: Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. For the last few years, he developed his own movement language and set up his own company: HelKa vzw. 

 

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Following the huge success of 'When The Birds Fly Low The Wind Will Blow', he will now create a piece on 5 men, with live music: 

 

 

 

 

In Absentia has one key word: Loss

 

The feeling of loss, the seeing of loss, the carrying of loss... by 5 men. Crying, laughing, feeling, it is all allowed. Even by these men. The loss of a loved one, the loss of your speech, the loss of a great book, the loss of a project due to the lack of funding. 

 

Loss

 

Five men explore and experience the emotional, mental and physical impact of loss. Men react differently than women do. They don't talk about it as much, they don't cry - definitely not in public. Do men seek a physical form of expression? 

 

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In Absentia will be a hugely physical dance and music performance; intertwining emotion with expression. 

 

The production will premiere in de Warande, Turnhout on the 15 October.  Other performances of In Absentia: 18 October 2015: cc Gasthuis, Aarschot

9 December 2015: Cultuurcentrum, Berchem

12 December 2015: cc De Spil, Roeselare 

 

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Here you find an interview with Helder Seabra by Italian tv Rai: 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of funds

In July 2015, Minister of Culture Mr Gatz decided to not fund 79 projects, even though they received positive advice from the expert committee. Our project was one of them! After much time spent brainstorming on what to do next, we decided to set up 'In Absentia' and a crowdfunding campaign.

 

We started the creation at the beginning of September and all the involved artists know that there's not enough money to pay them the usual rates. This is really against our principles but we would love to pay everybody the way they should be paid (guidelines of the CAO of the performing arts). 

 

Please help us with this... why? 

 

Because we believe everybody should be paid for the work they deliver.

 

Because we believe in our project and the talent of our artists.

 

Because we want our work to be seen by the audience.

 

We need your help! Every little bit helps us. 

 

 

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Choose your reward

For €2 and more

You will receive a personal email from Helder Seabra to thank you!
  • Backer: 1

For €5 and more

On the website of BeMove, your name will appear on the In Absentia web page in the Thank You section.
  • Backers: 3

For €10 and more

You will receive, via email, a personal picture taken only for you during the creation process of 'In Absentia'.
  • Backers: 15
  • Delivery October 2015

For €35 and more

You will be invited to attend a workshop/dance class by Helder Seabra. Location: Belgium
  • Backers: 3

For €45 and more

You will receive the book 'Shadowchild' by P.F. Tomese. This book is one of the main inspiration source for the production In Absentia.
  • Backers: 11
  • Availability: 9/20

For €55 and more

A FREE ticket to a show by HelKa.
  • Backers: 8
  • Availability: 17/25

For €75 and more

You are invited to attend a Forro workshop by Ricardo Ambrozio. (Brussels - Monday evenings)
  • Backer: 1

For €100 and more

We will invite you for a drink with the cast of In Absentia organised in Belgium.
  • Backers: 2

For €200 and more

Free bottle of Oporto wine; straight from Helder Seabra's home town. To enjoy with moderation!
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery November 2015

For €500 and more

The team of In Absentia cooks you a traditional Portugese meal. You can invite your friends (maximum 5 people). We'll all eat it together.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery November 2015

For €1,000 and more

Helder draws amazing pictures. You will receive a personalised drawing from Helder Seabra.
  • Backer: 1

For €3,500 and more

You become our "Patron" and receive all the gifts mentioned above. We also mention your name and/or logo on all our communication.

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