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    24 APR — 25 MAY

    MULTIPLE VENUES - RIVOLI - PORTO

    EM CASA

    RUI PALMA

    [EXHIBITION]

    During this time, Teatro Rivoli is taken over by a photo exhibition by visual artist Rui Palma. The festival invited him to photograph the artists in na intimate, personal setting, and he presents the result of those rendezvous in several media, nooks and sizes throughout Rivoli. The exhibition is free of charge, joining an intense week of Portuguese creations.

     
    Rui Palma was born in 1993. He attended the photography course at Ar.Co, and participated in collective and solo exhibitions. He collaborates with magazines and publishing projects. His work was awarded at the Young Artists National Showcase – CPAI 2014 and at the VII CPLP Young Artists Biennale (2015).

    Wed 08 May 2019

    Thu 09 May 2019

    Fri 10 May 2019

    Sat 11 May 2019

    Sun 12 May 2019

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    8 MAY – 19H
    9 MAY – 17H

    MALA VOADORA - PORTO

    CINDERELA

    LÍGIA SOARES

    [THEATRE]

    A man and a woman enter stage and approach each other, disposing themselves with technique in a romantic stationary pose that lasts for the whole duration of the performance. “Cinderela” is a dialogue about romantic love, which, by resisting the change of position, reveals an analogy to social immobility. Starting from an evocation of the characters of a well-known fairy tale, the play tries to update these archetypal characters to elaborate on a new paradigm of the present – mainly observed in the so-called middle class – questioning the values of social climbing, economical dependence and family.
    The Portuguese choreographer and playwright Lígia Soares has created more than twenty solo and collaborative pieces since 2001. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally in several programs of theatre and contemporary dance. After works like “Romance” (2015), she pursues a research on how to create scenic devices that include the presence of the members of the audience as participants in the dramaturgy of the piece.

    Wed 08 May 2019 19:00

    Thu 09 May 2019 17:00

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    8 MAY – 19H
    9 MAY – 22H

    AUDITÓRIO MUNICIPAL DE GAIA - GAIA

    DINH€IRO [PREMIERE]

    MALA VOADORA

    [THEATRE]

    The kind of plot that characterizes TV series such as “Dallas” or “Dynasty” is recreated on stage, hyperbolizing its violence and narrative strangeness. The clear division between good and bad is linked to those who search for excessive profit by exploiting oil and to those who defend ecological causes – the confrontation is unmeasurable.
    Amongst romantic cruises with a lover, the purchase of a desired son on the other side of the world, hunting-parties in Africa and oil prospection in virgin lands, diverse ways of killing are resorted, and everything repeatedly finishes with an abundance of blood. All these things happen on idyllic sets, produced with images found in money: bills from several countries of the world. Landscapes, animals, monuments, personalities, groups of people – all of which, in each territory, are elected as a proud self-representation.

    mala voadora, founded by Jorge Andrade and José Capela, premiered its first show in 2003. Aside from Portugal, mala voadora has performed in Germany, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Scotland, USA, Finland, France, Greece, England, Lebanon, Luxembourg and Poland. In 2013, the company opened the building at Rua do Almada (Porto). In 2018, mala voadora has entered a new era of its journey, creating and programming in an integrated way.

    Wed 08 May 2019 19:00

    Thu 09 May 2019 22:00

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    8 MAY – 22H

    RIVOLI GRANDE AUDITÓRIO - PORTO

    MARGEM

    VICTOR HUGO PONTES

    [DANCE]

    Margem [Margin] takes inspiration from Jorge Amado’s 1937 novel, Captains of the Sands, which portrays a group of abandoned children and teenagers living on the streets of São Salvador da Bahia. Reconsidering who are the new “captains of the sands”, Margem used as a departing point a series of interviews conducted with young people who live in social security institutions, and merged it with the performers’ personal experiences. – Victor Hugo Pontes
    Victor Hugo Pontes was born in Guimarães, in 1978. He has a degree in visual arts (painting) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. In2001, he attended the Norwich School of Art and Design, in England. He completed the professional theatre courses at Balleteatro Professional School and Porto University Theatre, as well as the research and choreographic creation course at Forum Dança. He started to emerge as a creator as of 2003 with “Puzzle”. He has been consolidating his choreographic imprint since then, having presented his work all over the country, as well as in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria and Brazil, among others. He’s been the artistic director of Nome Próprio – Associação Cultural since 2009, which is based in Porto and one of the resident companies at Teatro Campo Alegre in the scope of the Teatro em Campo Aberto programme.  

    Wed 08 May 2019 22:00

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    9 MAY – 10H30

    TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO - PORTO

    Internacionalizar?

    Public Talk

    [OTHER ACTIVITIES]

    What are the perspectives and difficulties about the internationalization of artistic creation? Which programs and tools are there in order to make it feasible? Representatives of structures contributing to internationalization gather around to give an informative and open talk to everyone.

    With Nuno Moura (Direção-Geral das Artes), Tiago Guedes (Teatro Municipal do Porto), Gonçalo Amorim (FITEI), Marcelo Alassino (Iberescena), Danilo Santos de Miranda (SESC São Paulo)
    Chaired by António Pinto Ribeiro

    Thu 09 May 2019 10:30

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    9 MAY – 17H
    10 MAY – 19H

    RIVOLI PEQUENO AUDITÓRIO - PORTO

    ASSOMBRO

    ANA RITA TEODORO

    [DANCE]

    Existent but overlooked, that shadow is part of the subject and his cultural identity. “Assombro” [Amazement] is a solo piece made up of a series of living tableaux, songs that arise from a voice dislocated from the mouth. It seeks to understand the ghosts haunting us today by dancing and reviving Portuguese traditional songs. It calls them, listens to their voices and looks for transgression through means of dissociation. Based on women songs, the music was selected from Giacometti’s records (1960s and 70s), Tiago Pereira’s project “A Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria”[Portuguese Music Liking Itself] and other sources of family oral transmission. An excuse to discuss identity crisis and womanhood.
    Ana Rita Teodoro was born in 1982. Master in Danc, Creation and Performance by CNDC Angers and by Université Paris 8, where she created the piece Anatomia Delirante. Recently, developed a research around the transmission of butoh dance with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Fundation and CND (Centre National pour la Danse, França). Created the pieces “MelTe”; “Orifice Paradis”, “Sonho d’Intestino”, “Palco” and “Assombro”.  

    Thu 09 May 2019 17:00

    Fri 10 May 2019 19:00

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    9 MAY – 19H

    CAMPO ALEGRE SALA ESTÚDIO - PORTO

    DREAM IS THE DREAMER [PREMIERE]

    CATARINA MIRANDA

    [DANCE]

    The empty stage is intersected by a protocol of coordinates, describing and incorporating a sequence of events, and establishing a scenic time zone. The starting point to develop the body’s sensitive experience is a contemplation exercise in which a lonely character stands in contrast to the line of the horizon. By manipulating plastic materials, one relates and demonstrates the monstrous and human dimensions of a body-skin-flesh.
    Catarina Miranda has been developing and presenting creative projects mostly for the stage, employing languages that intersect dance, voice, set design and lighting, addressing the body as a means of hypnagogic transformation and awareness of the present. She presented the plays “Boca Muralha”, “Reiposto Reimorto”, “Shark” and “Ram Man” at several venues and festivals, including Materiais Diversos, Circular Festival, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Dock11 (Berlin), Dance Box (Kobe/Japan) and Teatro Nacional São João. 

    Thu 09 May 2019 19:00

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    9 MAY – 19H
    10 MAY – 15H

    TEATRO HELENA SÁ E COSTA - PORTO

    GEOCIDE

    ESTRUTURA

    [THEATRE]

    “Geocide” tells the story of a world. It can be the world we know, or any other one, exactly the same, but with only one infinitesimal difference of focus that transforms it completely. A story without History, in a place that is more or less dystopian, more or less distant. On stage, three beings inhabit a space, the action is not on what they carry but on the device they stand on. A time (“future”?) is imagined where memory has been erased, favouring a notion of humankind reduced to (its) eternal contemplation.
    “Geocide” is a show that essentially proposes a performative, visual and audible experience, navigating through themes like demographic mobility, the Anthropocene, dystopian narratives, apocalyptical future visions, accelerationism, technocentrism, the post-human, biopolitcs and geopolitics.

    Estrutura was founded in 2009 by the artists Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes and has developed creation and production of theatre performances and transdisciplinary projects, as well as programming and educational activities. Estrutura’s work builds on the creation of projects that dialogue with contemporary thought (in its artistic, philosophical, social and political strands), promoting artistic experimentation and a collaborative logic, where other artists are regularly invited to co-create.

    Thu 09 May 2019 19:00

    Fri 10 May 2019 15:00

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    9 MAY – 19H
    10 MAY – 17H

    RUA MÁRTIRES DA LIBERDADE 150 - PORTO

    IMÓVEL

    HUGO CRUZ

    [THEATRE]

    A building, just like many in the world and in Portuguese cities, with neighbours squashed in their space of privacy and protection. A condo meeting that takes three neighbours out of isolation, all highly zealous of their “independence” and identity. Plumbing problems? Or simply a ship that symbolically sinks in water? For three years, this problem breaks out in endless meetings, where reasons are conceptualized and solutions postponed. A portrait of the 40-year-old generation that lives stuck between a world that collapsed and another one in construction, where idealist generosity is distrusted and collective behaviours are disbelieved
    Hugo Cruz develops his work on the field of artistic creation and civic and political participation. Cofounder of PELE, NTO Porto and Nómada Art & Public Space, he is also a researcher at CIEE – UP and CHAIA – UE. He is the artistic director of MEXE, of Mira | Artes Performativas and Mostra de Criação Contemporânea Portuguesa (Brazil). Hugo Cruz collaborates regularly with PARTIS, a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation program, and teaches in several national and international institutions. He coordinated the book Art & Community.

    Thu 09 May 2019 19:00

    Fri 10 May 2019 17:00

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    9 MAY – 22H
    10 MAY – 17H

    CAMPO ALEGRE PALCO DO AUDITÓRIO - PORTO

    AS PRÁTICAS PROPICIATÓRIAS DOS ACONTECIMENTOS FUTUROS

    VERA MANTERO

    [DANCE]

    Vera Mantero meets art historian Paula Pinto’s challenge and addresses the work of aesthetic operator Ernesto de Sousa (1921-1988). Between 1966 and 1968, this curator, theoretician and multidisciplinary artist undertakes an extensive study and photographic survey on Portuguese popular sculpture, exploring the possibility of “another art history”, or even an “anti-art”. Later, Ernesto de Sousa, who already had a brief career as a film director, makes a detour toward avant-garde and experimental art, becoming very close to the Fluxus movement and artists such as Wolf Vostell, Robert Filliou, George Maciunas and Joseph Beuys. This performance is based on images, actions, objects and texts, and it convenes Ernesto de Sousa’s research on cinema, popular art and experimental art. It is a renewal of mixed media and of the desired links between popular art and high art.
     
    Vera Mantero studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and was a member of the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. She has become one of the key names in New Portuguese Dance, having started her career as a choreographer in 1987, and having presented her work throughout Europe, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, USA and Singapore. She has also engaged in voice work since 2000, singing the songs of several authors, and co-creating experimental music projects. In 1999, Culturgest organised a retrospective of her work to date, which was called“Mês de Março, Mês de Vera” [Month of March, Month of Vera]. She represented Portugal at the 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004) with “Comer o Coração” [Eating Your Heart Out], which was created in partnership with Rui Chafes. She received the Almada Award (Ministry of Culture, 2002) and the Gulbenkian Art Award (2009) for her career as creator and performer. 

    Thu 09 May 2019 22:00

    Fri 10 May 2019 17:00

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    10 MAY – 13H

    CASA DO INFANTE - PORTO

    TRANSGRESSÕES [PREMIERE]

    MARIA BELO COSTA & CARLOS ZÍNGARO (DDD OUT)

    [PUBLIC SPACE]

    “Transgressões” gathers 3 artists - Carlos “Zíngaro”, Maria Belo Costa and Play Bleu – from different areas – music, performance and video – in a site-specific research and artistic creation process. The work calls out questions related to the concept of Transgression and relates with the artistic doing and the way the body, music and sound, inhabit a specific space. What encounters and mismatches are related to our previous experiences? Which new performative frames, are established? Which renewed gazes over a common place can movement, music and video surface for those that live life, on a daily basis? 
    Maria Belo Costa. Graduated in Theater. Studied at c.e.m - Centro em Movimento and has worked with Sofia Neuparth, Paula Diogo, Joaquim Horta, Rui Sena, Carlos ‘Zíngaro’ and Lúcia Sigalho. Has collaborated with ES TE and Quarta Parede. Together with Sílvia Pinto Ferreira, directs the project IDEÁRIOS.

    Carlos Zíngaro is cellist, composer and visual artists. Graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro, Lisbon in scenography. Studied musicology, electro-acoustic music and contemporary music at University of Wroclaw (Poland) and at the Creative Music Foundation (New York). In Portugal is a pioneer in using new technologies in the composition and interaction in real time, as well as in the relations of sound / movement and in the immediate composition. 

    Fri 10 May 2019 13:00

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    10 MAY – 17H
    11 MAY – 17H
    12 MAY – 17H

    MALA VOADORA - PORTO

    PARASOMNIA

    PATRÍCIA PORTELA

    [INSTALLATION ⁄ PERFORMANCE]

    “We are losing one of our most basic qualities: seeing with closed eyes. We have no time to dream while awake, with our eyes open. Life has become a succession of effective acts that ensure we won’t die of hunger nor boredom, ignoring that we are both made of stardust and of monthly victories, that we are both made of flesh and bones and of ethic and emotional questions.” Patrícia Portela
    “Parasomnia” is an installation/performance that “stimulates the production of melatonin” and of the “sleepiness vapours suitable for inducing lucid dreams”, the deceleration of bodies and the dragging of lives. It is divided into seven rooms: waiting room, sleeping room, bathroom, pleasure room, Milky Way room, rocking room and dining room.
     

    Patrícia Portela lives between Portugal and Belgium. She studied set design, film, dance and philosophy in Lisbon, Utrecht, London, Denmark, Helsinki and Leuven. Aside from her literary works, she creates performances and cross-disciplinary installations, and has been regularly on tour throughout Europe and the world since 2003, collecting several awards for her work. She’s currently dedicated to the study of invisibility.

    Fri 10 May 2019 17:00

    Sat 11 May 2019 17:00

    Sun 12 May 2019 17:00

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    10 MAY – 19H
    11 MAY – 22H

    CAMPO ALEGRE SALA ESTÚDIO - PORTO

    AMORES PÓS-COLONIAIS

    HOTEL EUROPA

    [THEATRE]

    This documentary theatre performance intends to consider love as a political space, discussing what it meant to love within the colonial and postcolonial space. Its methodology involves intersecting archive research and collected real testimonies. “Amores Pós-Coloniais” aims to depict love policies in colonial space and to understand how colonialist violence interfered with love affairs. The performance is built on a wide-ranging, extensive gathering of testimonies from people who experienced that reality: from former Portuguese soldiers who had children with African women during the time of war, to women of Portuguese origin who fell in love with black men involved in the liberation movements. It also looks into the relationships arising from the links between African and Eastern Europe countries, in an attempt to scrutinize what was love during the colonial and postcolonial period.
    Hotel Europa is a duo of artists from two different countries (Portugal and Czech Republic) with dance and theatre backgrounds. André Amálio and Tereza Havlíčková met while attending the master’s degree in Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. They have been working together ever since, creating shows that explore the boundaries between dance, performance and theatre. Their collective creations include references from both popular and classical culture, and allow the audience to travel between cultures, time periods and genres.

    Fri 10 May 2019 19:00

    Sat 11 May 2019 22:00

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    10 MAY – 22H
    11 MAY – 17H

    PALÁCIO DO BOLHÃO SALÃO NOBRE - PORTO

    O ARRANCA CORAÇÕES

    NUNO NUNES / PROPOSITÁRIO AZUL

    [THEATRE]

    This book from 1953 bears testimony to our eternal perplexity towards humankind, by reflecting a universe made of drives and vertigo. It is a musical and irreverent Boris Vian, with the heart jumping from his mouth, talking to us about a man without passions, who needs to absorb the experiences of others in order to feel himself exist; it’s science-fiction; it’s the echoes of Jarry and Arrabal, the scars of the great wars, the heritage of Futurism and the emergence of the Absurd; it is irony and derision; it is oppressive love; it is the question about God. And it’s the mirror of ourselves, today, living on the edge of understanding, the violence mingled in our tender gestures, the washing out of our guilt and the eminence of being forgotten.
    Nuno Nunes graduated from ESTC, Lisbon, and premiered as an actor in 1997 with Maria do Céu Guerra. Since then, he worked with several theatre companies, with directors such as Carlos Avilez, João Lourenço, Solveig Nordlund, Nuno Pino Custódio, José Peixoto, Luis Miguel Cintra, João Brites, Rogério de Carvalho, Nuno Cardoso, and in other projects with Maria João Miguel, Giancarlo Cobelli, Amândio Pinheiro, Sónia Barbosa, Beatriz Batarda and Cristina Carvalhal, among others. He regularly works in television and cinema. In 2002, he started directing with the play “O Escurial” (Teatro n’A Década prize). He also directed plays by António Patrício, José Régio, Kroetz, Gil Vicente, Strindberg and created “A Rulote”, “Efabulação” and “Da Imortalidade”.

    Fri 10 May 2019 22:00

    Sat 11 May 2019 17:00

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    10 MAY – 22H
    11 MAY – 19H
    12 MAY – 17H

    TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO - PORTO

    CLARÃO

    ANDRÉ BRAGA & CLÁUDIA FIGUEIREDO/ CIRCOLANDO

    [DANCE]

    The challenge-invitation at the origin of this project was to develop a reflection on the idea of ritual, starting from the Serapeum of Panóias. Archaeological complex of great singularity, located on the outskirts of Vila Real (Portugal), Panóias is an intriguing space connected to the beginnings of the sacred, when the great scarps and the great hills were worshiped as gods. The temple, later dedicated to the severe gods and to Serapis, is associated with the mysteries of the underground world and vegetation. From Panóias we wanted to reveal dimensions which are transversal to all times and places, and have found, at the deep core of its rituals, the eternal and inescapable questions about mysteries of death and light. Stone, air, blood, ashes, spectres, phantasmagorias, incubation of dreams, blazes … We are very interested in acknowledging this time of the beginning of the gods, the pantheistic visions and other versions of the diffuse sacrality. We are interested in a nocturnal universe, of overwhelming fears and unknowns. We are interested in trance and initiation rituals, in the red energy, the invitation to “go beyond our own limits in search of the threshold”. The project has a strong transdisciplinary dimension, based on imbricated dialogues between dance, theatre, sound, light and video, with the participation of a local community group.
    Under artistic direction of André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo, Circolando develops its activity since 1999. Beyond creation and diffusion of the project of André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo, that represents the nucleus of activity, they keep an open line of support to creation by associated artists and an active residency center at CACE Cultural do Porto – therefore one calls Circolando a space of transdisciplinary creation. The concept of transdisciplinary is at the core of this project. An intense dialogue between dance and theatre, with a strong call to the contribution of other fields: poetry, visual arts, music and video.

    Fri 10 May 2019 22:00

    Sat 11 May 2019 19:00

    Sun 12 May 2019 17:00

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    10 MAY – 23H30
    11 MAY – 23H30

    RIVOLI SUBPALCO - PORTO

    Broken Field Atlantis - Drum Corps

    Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

    [INSTALLATION ⁄ PERFORMANCE]

    This is a scenic and sound performance based on a light score performed by two percussionists. The performers’ percussive rhythms are treated in the form of synthetic sounds in a cybernetic dancehall battle invoking a ritual in which violence and celebration coexist in morphosis while creating a pointillist body. The sound dimension of the martial ritual and its reshaping within the synthetic landscape are the reflective core of this performance, which draws inspiration from rudiments – standardised movement combinations that form the cornerstone of percussion. The light score crosses the space of conflict in a cybernetic phantasmagoria from the age of hyper-presence and binary representation of matter. The performers are percussive bodies reminiscent of North American military marching bands (drum corps). The rhythms they produce form a steady stream that takes shape in a sound system reminiscent of dub’s acoustic pressure in which phrases vibrate and intersect one another. 
    Sonic and scenic constructor, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha work within the interception of sound, gesture, voice, stage and film. Operating elements of pre-language, cristalization, percussion, allopoiesis, echo and intra-cranial-dub. Between 2016/18 presented the installation / performance “Vocoder & Camouflage” at CAC Passerelle / DañsFabrik, Brest; the piece “O Poço” at the Festival DDD - Porto; the “Oxidation Machine” installation at DoDisturb Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Casa de Serralves Porto, and other. Founder of the SOOPA art platform. Cofounder of the SILORUMOR label. 

    Fri 10 May 2019 23:30

    Sat 11 May 2019 23:30

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    10 MAY – 23h59

    PÉROLA NEGRA CLUB - PORTO

    SILENT DISCO

    ALFREDO MARTINS / TEATRO MEIA VOLTA E DEPOIS À ESQUERDA QUANDO EU DISSER

    [DANCE]

    “Silent Disco” is an immersive performance taking place in discos, and exploring the technological potential of the so-called silent disco parties. The audience forms a temporary community that is guided across the empty disco space using headphones. This performance aims at speculating on the nature of clubbing as an act of resistance, capable of reshaping ways of reflection, affection and corporeity. Can spectacular identities, multiple sexualities, hedonist consumption and raw physicality be political resistance practices?
    Alfredo Martins was born in Viana do Castelo, in 1980. He has a degree in theatre from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. He attended the Dartington College of Arts (UK) and the Choreographic Development Centre (FR). He took part in the second edition of the course on theatre direction at Gulbenkian, delivered by the company Third Angel (2007). He co-founded TMV, where he is associated artist, having directed the performances “Projecto_Banheira” [Project_Bathtub] (2006), “O Nome das Ruas” [The Name of the Streets] (2006), “Coisas de Armários” [Wardrobe Stuff] (2008), “URBANIA” (2010), “Nacional-Material, Paisagem com Argonautas” [National-Material, Landscape with Argonauts] (2011), “OZZZZZ” (2013) and “Días Hábiles” [Working Days] (2017). He is undertaking a master’s degree in anthropology – visual cultures at FCSH-UNL.

    Fri 10 May 2019 23:59

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    11 MAY – 1H00

    PÉROLA NEGRA CLUB - PORTO

    PÉROLA IS BURNING

    [PARTY]

     

    Sat 11 May 2019 01:00

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    11 MAY – 13H

    PRAÇA D. JOÃO I - PORTO

    DO SILÊNCIO DA PRAÇA AVISTA-SE O NOSSO TERRAÇO DE NUVENS [PREMIERE]

    ISABEL BARROS & VÍTOR RUA

    [PUBLIC SPACE]

    From the silence of the square you can see our terrace of clouds is a co-creation for the square D.João I, a place of passage and sort of stage, where it is possible to invent extraordinary images in scenographies that do not exist. From the silence of the square, talks about each one of us as a minor drama, who in public space, can be mistaken with all other minor dramas. Our terrace is the same, and that makes us similar. 
    Isabel Barros is choreographer, theatre director, co-founder of Balleteatro (1983), artistic director of Teatro de Marionetas do Porto since 2010 and of the Museu das Marionetas do Porto, that opened in February 2013. Has a wide trajectory in the artistic creation, from which she stands out the crossing of language, namely dance, theatre and puppetry.

    Vítor Rua (1961) has started at the end of the 70’s with some melodic inventions that have profoundly marked the Portuguese “art rock”. In 1980 has found the rock group G.N.R. In 1982, starts, TELECTU, together with Jorge Lima Barreto - a group of improvised music and live electro-acoustics. His body of work reflects a line on the post modern, preliminary and of the empirical refusal of culture. 

    Sat 11 May 2019 13:00

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    10 MAY – 15H
    11 MAY – 15H

    RIVOLI SALA DE ENSAIOS - PORTO

    HIP. A PUSSY POINT OF VIEW [PREMIERE]

    PINY

    [DANCE]

    One questions the hyper-sexualisation of movement and the obsession with size, what is tolerated, distorted, forbidden. One demystifies ritual dances charged with Hollywood fetish over the exotic, from the golden era films to the Eurocentric perspective that Orientalism nourished in the 19th century. One exposes womanhood and manhood in a social and political space harbouring both power and vulnerability, trying to claim freedom, entertainment, pleasure and pain. W hen it comes to self-claim that body space, we are currently divided into extreme exposure, in the one hand, and super-castration and hyper-protection, on the other hand.
     
    Anaísa Lopes (better known as Piny) was born in Lisbon, in 1981. She completed a degree in architecture in Lisboa, in 2007, and then a postgraduate degree in set design. She started having oriental dance classes in 1999, and in 2003 she shifted her focus onto urban dances, and formed her first all-women crew, Butterfliesoulflow. In 2012, she completed a degree in dance at the Higher School of Dance, and she founded the Orchidaceae Urban Tribal dance company. She presented her first production, “Corpo (i)lógico”, at Festival de Criadores Emergentes in 2011. She choreographed Vhils’ piece “Periférico” [Peripheral] for BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts (2017). As a performer, she worked with Kwenda Lima, Filipa Francisco, Tiago Guedes, Victor Hugo Pontes, Ricardo Ambrózio, Tânia Carvalho, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Raquel Castro and Cristina Planas Leitão. 

    Fri 10 May 2019 15:00

    Sat 11 May 2019 15:00

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    11 MAY – 15H

    CAMPO ALEGRE CAFÉ-TEATRO - PORTO

    WILDE

    MALA VOADORA & MIGUEL PEREIRA

    [DANCE]

    “Wilde” is based on Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman” (a satire on Victorian morality), and more specifically on BBC Radio 7’s radio version of the play from the 1940s. The cunning elaboration of a lie by a woman with a dubious reputation ensures the play’s happy ending. The appropriation of the appropriation by means of that recording results in a performance in which actors and dancers try to outweigh it through a mixture of playback, theatre, operetta and dance. 
    mala voadora was founded by Jorge Andrade and José Capela, and it presented its first performance in 2003. Aside from Portugal, mala voadora has performed in Germany, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Scotland, the USA, Finland, France, Greece, England, Lebanon, Luxembourg and Poland. In 2013, it inaugurated the building at Rua do Almada (Porto). In 2018, mala voadora enters a new era of its journey, creating and programming in an integrated way. 

    Miguel Pereira attended the National Conservatory Dance School and the Higher School of Dance of Lisbon (Portugal), and he went to Paris and New 
    York with a scholarship. As a performer he worked with Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero and Jorge Silva Melo, among others. He also worked with Jérôme Bel on “Shirtology (Miguel)”. As a creator he highlights “Antonio Miguel”, for which he received the José Ribeiro da Fonte New Talent Award and an honourable mention by Acarte-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2000). He has been an associated artist at O Rumo do Fumo since 2000.  

    Sat 11 May 2019 15:00

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    11 MAY – 19H
    12 MAY – 15H

    AUDITÓRIO MUNICIPAL DE GAIA - GAIA

    ARGILA

    TEATRO DA DIDASCÁLIA

    [THEATRE]

    A wide space. Clay at the centre. The performers look attentively at it. What to do with the clay? Any touch will transform it in anything else and it will not return to its initial shape. The clay starts spinning. Suddenly, the stage is a big pottery wheel. The bodies of the performers are the potter’s hands. The clay spins increasingly faster. Now, any attempt to manipulate it will be inevitably a dance between body and matter.
    Teatro da Didascália was created in 2008 in Joane, Vila Nova de Famalicão. Having as main activity the creation in performative arts, the company pursues a research-based and collaborative work, aiming to create its own innovative language.
    Aside from the creation of performances, Teatro da Didascália develops three other cultural programming projects: the international Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous and the theatre meeting Territórios Dramáticos, both seeking to change the way we see public and private spaces, trying to use them for the interaction between the arts, the territory and its communities; and the venue FAUNA, a new project of creation and programming launched in 2018 at Quinta da Bemposta, in Joane.

    Sat 11 May 2019 19:00

    Sun 12 May 2019 15:00

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    11 MAY – 23H30

    CAFÉ RIVOLI - PORTO

    TERROR SOUND SYSTEM

    [PARTY]

     

    Sat 11 May 2019 23:30

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    12 MAY – 3H00

    PÉROLA NEGRA CLUB - PORTO

    CHINFRIM

    [PARTY]

     

    Sun 12 May 2019 03:00