by andré braga e cláudia figueiredo
[PRÈMIERE] 14, 15, 16 + 22 & 23 September, 9pm | Centro Comercial Brasília, Porto
Starting point: shopping main entrance (rotunda da boavista)
Following the line of the previous editions, we move on with the long term work cycle Spirit of the Place and its proposal to rediscover the city.
The unknown, invisible urban spaces that seem to rest in a certain oblivion are those we always seek.
We trace a route in a different territory of the city and we propose a singular vision about that place. In each space, we value its existential dimension, the multiplicity of layers, the plurality of durations. We cross speeches, readings, memories, sensations, and we end up proposing brief fictions. The presentations take place in situ and throughout the process is encouraged the proximity and collaboration with the locals.
In 2018, we seek a different challenge in a territory within doors. Brasília, one of the first commercial centers of the Iberian Peninsula, which “has given color to a country still in black and white”, will be our territory of inquiry. Emblem of the revolution of mentalities, it came to be the victim of its own success, fighting since several years now for denying the destiny of “abandoned future”.
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Artistic direction: André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo
Co-creation and interpretation: Ana Isabel Castro, Catarina Gomes, Costanza Givone, Daniela Cruz, Gil Mac, Margarida Gonçalves and Paulo Mota
Co-creation and video: Gonçalo Mota and Vitor Costa
Production direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Executive production: Cláudia Santos with the support from Carolina Cardoso
Light: Cárin Geada
Set up and technical support: Pedro Coutinho
Co-production: Circolando and Câmara Municipal do Porto / Cultura em Expansão