Kind of Blue - not painting, but dancing

Kind of Blue - not painting, but dancing

Support request for a creation by choreographer Lua Carreira. A tribute to Yves Klein's legacy in the history of Art and his revolutionary ideas

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Support request for a creation by choreographer Lua Carreira. A tribute to Yves Klein's legacy in the history of Art and his revolutionary ideas

A tribute to Yves Klein’s legacy in Art history and to his revolutionary ideas.

“Kind of Blue” focuses on a movement proposal that inhabits the void through color, painted by “live brushes”, inspired and developed from Yves Klein’s performance experiences. The piece is a product of the research of the human body matter in an empty area. The blue tone represents the nirvana state out of speaking language influences. A neutral zone where the body concentrates itself in sensation and its own reality. An ode to the “Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility” through the paradox of an object and the image of its absence. The project will be developed based on the personal reflection of the choreographer and dancer Lua Carreira, in relation to the Blue and several concepts that Yves Klein gave live.

The creation gathers an extremely diverse team, with dancers from all over the world, music composer for original sound creation, costume designer from the national fashion scenery, architect for the set design and executive production by EmFim - Associação do Artista.

“Kind of Blue” has the financial support by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, creation support by OPART Organismo de Produção Artística, Estúdios Victor Cordon and the public support through the last crowdfunding by Gofundme in April 2020.

During the pandemic, we received a positive result in the Young Creators Support Competition, promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and it will guarantee part of the salaries of creative professionals. In a year where plans were changed, calendars were suspended, shows were postponed, events were canceled ... even with the difficulties and uncertainties of the cultural sector, we decided to keep the plan to move forward with the project and open the show in February 2021.

To make sure this project happens, we need your help in this campaign! If you can´t help financially, we ask you to share and make this request known, so that we can achieve our goal.

Umut Ozdaloglu; Foto: Ana Rita Ervilha

About the author

In 2019, Lua founded MoonWalk.Reverse in order to give a more solid base to her choreographic researches. The project gave her the possibility to develop interdisciplinary works by crossing the paths of emerging artists. In 2019, she premiered her first piece on a professional context, Lîla - Free Play, co-created with Umut Ozdaloglu and in 2020, she gave birth to the co-creation with Adriana SáCouto A Morte do Artista, the choreographic collar flattened with Hugo Marmelada and Patricia Keleher and a new piece for Quorum Project, My Heaven is Better than Yours. After finishing her studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon, Lua persued her career as a dancer at Ballet Junior de Genéve and she integrated the dance company EgriBianco Danza.

MoonWalk.Reverse is a dance project focused on the choreographic creation. Through the collaboration with freelance artists from dance, music, fashion design, cinema, fine arts and architecture. It is an alliance between creators who come together to develop new performances.

The EmFim - Associação do Artista is a cultural association that pretends to be an incubator of artistic projects in three departments: Theater, Dance and Audiovisual. EmFim looks for a new network of creators, artists and producers, supporting artistic fusion and the artists themselves.


Budget and due dates

Budget: This support will be directed to part of the project's human resources. If the amount raised exceeds 100% of the requested amount, it will be added to the human resources chachets.

900 € - Dancers

400 € - Production

50 € - Photographer

50 € - Choreography assistance

50 € - Image direction

50,51 € - Scene direction

€ 152.49 - Commission costs of 5% of PPL + VAT and costs of payment commissions of 2.5% + VAT



After the end of the campaign we will announce the results of the campaign on our social networks, as well as more information about the counterparts.

The show has its premiere date on February 26, 27 and 28, 2021, at the Mono Lisboa art gallery.

  • Postcard

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    Postcard with a watercolor of Lua Carreira.

    11 backers

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  • History with illustration

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    History with illustration

    History with illustration, written and drawn by Lua Carreira.

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  • Painting

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    Picture painted by Lua Carreira. With dimensions between A3 and A1. NOTE: Leave your email for future contact

    8 backers

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  • Musical Creation Workshop, with DJ and producer Christian Vismara.

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    Musical Creation Workshop, with DJ and producer Christian Vismara.

    Music and sound workshop on the creative process tools of the original musical composition Kind of Blue, musical writing for live performance, development of musical ideas and emotional sound synthesis. Possibility of one or more dates in 2021, yet to be announced, in online or face-to-face format (depending on DGS rules as of January). NOTE: Leave your email for future contact

    3 backers

    Limited to 10 units. 7 remaining

  • Choreographic Creation Workshop, by choreographer Lua Carreira.

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    Choreographic Creation Workshop, by choreographer Lua Carreira.

    Movement workshop in which participants are invited to experience the various stages of the creative process and the evolution of the play Kind of Blue, through the body, improvisation and choreography. Possibility of one or more dates in February 2021, yet to be announced. NOTE: Leave your email for future contact

    14 backers

    Limited to 15 units. Last one available

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Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Wed, 13/01/2021 - 11:25

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Mon, 21/12/2020 - 22:42

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Sun, 06/12/2020 - 13:30

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:45

First five backers

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