© José Caldeira

Monday: watch out for the Right ! 

Artist: Cláudia Dias 
Country: Portugal
Genre: Dance / Performance 
Year of Creation: 2016

In Monday: watch out for the Right! a boxing match is as a bold plea to face the future without fear.

Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias steps into the ring with Spanish poet Pablo Fidalgo Lareo. She fights with fists, he with words. In twelve rounds they negotiate the global economic crisis.

As part of a society that has been knocked out several times before, they will not only spill blood, sweat and tears when they throw arguments at each other, getting ever closer in the process. While Cláudia Dias and her sparring partner, Thai kickboxing coach Jaime Neves, gear up and hit each other with red boxing gloves, a referee recites Pablo Fidalgo Lareo’s texts.

Can the fighting spirit of boxing serve as an example for art? The author’s topical subjects – restrictive monetary policy, migration, depression, and unemployment in the EU – are dealt like uppercuts.

For the first instalment of the  Seven Years, Seven Pieces Cláudia Dias has trained as a professional boxer – now she is always ready for the next blow.


Concept and Artistic Director
Cláudia Dias

Guest artist
Pablo Fidalgo Lareo

Cláudia Dias
Jaime Neves

Critical Eye
Jorge Louraço Figueira

Thai Boxing Coach
Jaime Neves

Technical Director
Nuno Borda De Água

Set and Light design
Thomas Walgrave

Alkantara (Lisbon - PT)

Something Great (Berlin - DE)

Alkantara (Lisbon -PT)
Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon - PT)
Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto - PT)
Noorderzon Festival (Groningen - NL)

Artistic residencies
Espaço Alkantara (Lisbon - PT)
Göteborg Dance & Theatre Festival ( SE)
Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts (SE)

Other supports
Teatro Extremo (PT) 
Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT)
O Espaço do Tempo ( PT)
Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT)

Project supported by 
EUROPOLY  a European project for theatre and film by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich - DE), Onassis Cultural-Centre ( Athens - GR), Sirenos – Vilnius International Theatre Festival (Vilnius - LT), Maria Matos Teatro Municipal (Lisbon - PT), Tiger Dublin Fringe (Dublin - IE)

NXTSTP / Culture Programme

The project Seven Years Seven Pieces is supported by Câmara Municipal de Almada.