Saudade is the nostalgia for the future, the regret for the loss of time and the sorrow for the time to come. It is the pain of a moment in life that has ended, for being away from home. It is the lack of a lost friend, it is a latent disposition, that tomorrow will be conscious.
Saudade is a mood, a state of mind, that can perfectly be depicted through the infinite power of images. Bolognino's project was born from this set of emotions and sensations. Inspired by Fernando Pessoa and his four main literary personalities, four dancers on stage will play different heteronyms, each carrying his/her own biography and autonomous personality and having experienced his/her own, intimate form of Saudade. Everyone exists as an individual and in relation to others. Saudade, unlike nostalgia or loneliness, is not only experienced individually but collectively as well. Saudade faces the future, while it's perceived as uncertain but a desire that is full of hope that one does not yet possess.