Dançando com a Diferença in La Ribot’s Happy Island. Photo © Caroline Morel Fontaine

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La Ribot / Dançando com a Diferença: Happy Island

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Dançando com a Diferença in La Ribot’s Happy Island. Photo © Caroline Morel Fontaine
Evgeny Borisenko
You can see the trees on Happy Island. What about the wood?

 

Maria La Ribot is a daring choreographer and the bets were high when in 2018 she announced a collaboration with Dançando com a Diferença, a Portuguese company of differently abled people. Many have ventured – and slipped up – on this path before. La Ribot too, has walked on the eggshells, to an uneven result. Greeted by a still shot of a foggy Madeira forest, we are instantly struck by a powerful solo. Maria João Pereira crosses the stage in…

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