Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
On the island of São Vicente, in Cape Verde, a homeless person feels enigmatic mystical whispers. Some islanders consider him a lunatic, others an artist or a philosopher, but no one really knows the truth. They only know his name: Kmêdeus, which means "eat god."
Kmêdeus is an exceptional dance piece created in 2003 by the renowned Cape Verdean choreographer António Tavares, based on the life and inner world of the island's iconic character. In 2020, seventeen years after its original conception, António Tavares meets his son, the musical creator Ari Tavares, to recompose the piece, turning Kmêdeus into a key masterpiece for its artistic relevance and genius, which marks a turning point in the history of contemporary performing arts on the continent and in the personal and professional lives of both artists.
With live music-making based on digital loops and spiralling vocal sounds, Kmêdeus proposes a journey into the world of eccentricities, a challenge to the edge of meaning between madness and sanity.