Wild Card presentation "Treasured in the Dark" by Thiago Granato

Wild Card presentation "Treasured in the Dark" by Thiago Granato

work in progress presentation

Treasured in the Dark is the newest creation of choreographer Thiago Granato which consists of a solo piece based on an imaginary choreographic conversation between the late choreographers Lennie Dale* (1934 – 1994) and Tatsumi Hijikata** (1928 – 1986). To initiate this meeting, Granato proposes a discussion, articulated by his own body, about what arises as a common characteristic among their works: the metamorphosis of the body.

This process has the potential to create a ritual of appropriation of two different choreographic ideals of the past and challenges their ideological traits, putting them together in the same area of conflict.

Thiago Granato is a Brazillian choreographer and performer based in Berlin. His work has been presented in countries as Brazil, Israel, Spain, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Holland, France, Italy and Norway. He also was mentor in the Bachelor of Arts Dance, Context, Choreography programme at HZT/UDK (Berlin, Germany, 2013). During 2013 and 2014 he was selected to be fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (Germany) where he is researching his new choreographic project, Choreoversations.


Concept, direction and performance: Thiago Granato.
"Invited" choreobraphers: Hijikata Tatsumi e Lennie Dale.
Direction Assistance: Sandro Amaral.
Sound designer: Gerald Kurdian.
Light designer: Jan Fedinger.
Artistic adviser: Carolina Mendonça e Lou Forster.
Costume adviser: Marion Montel.
Production: Thiago Granato e Sandro Amaral.
Duration: approx. 50 min.
Contact: granato.t(at)gmail.com

Thanks: Renan Martins de Oliveira, Christophe Wavelet, Fabrícia Martins, Cristian
Duarte, Jonnatha Fortes, Jefta van Dinther, Fernanda Raquel, Stephen Barber, Adiu Bastos, Larry Vickers and Fabiano Amaral.
Co-production: LE CND - Un centre d'art pour la danse, Pantin (França).

Support and residencies: JES - Junges Ensemble Stuttgart (Germany); CCN - Centre

Choréographique National de Montpellier (France); Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (France); FID - Fórum Internacional de Dança - Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Akademie Schloss Solitude - Stuttgart (Germany); WASP (Working Art Space & Production) - Bucareste (Romania); 4Culture; Life Long Burning; BUDA Arts Centre - Kortrijk (Belgium).

“Lauréat du programme de résidences internationales Ville de Paris / Institut Français aux Récollets” - Paris (France).

This work was created in several working processes and residencies, among others in a Wild Card residency in Bucharest 2014.

24.07.16 - 24.07.16

Schauspielhaus Vienna (AT)


22.07.16 - 22.07.16

Schauspielhaus Vienna (AT)


18.06.16 - 19.06.16

HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin


27.02.16 - 28.02.16

Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo (BR)



14.11.15 - 15.11.15

FID – Fórum Internacional de Dança | Belo Horizonte (BR)


residency in Bucharest for Thiago Granato

22.09.14 - 04.10.14

Bucharest / Romania


Wild Card presentation

03.10.14 - 03.10.14

eXplore dance festival Bucharest

supported/organized by 4Culture