from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo with madalena victorino.
Dance-theater performance with the community.
Arraial offers a poetic glimpse of northern Portugal with its festivities, rituals and beliefs. Side by side, and in a very unique living, the sacred and the profane, acts of faith and explosion of the senses. With the participation of over 60 amateur performers and the live music of Dead Combo, Arraial is a powerful and fascinating spectacle.
We wish to approach chaos and a certain forgetful state. Times emerging crossed and hallucinated. And the emotions, varying to the rhythm of the heartbeat. Wax, sweat and tears. Excess, joy, passion. A lump in the throat and an explosion of stories scratched and that can scratch…
Direction: André Braga and Madalena Victorino
Dramaturgy and assistance to direction: Cláudia Figueiredo
Music composed and played live by: Dead Combo
Interpretation: Àfrica Martinez, Ainhoa Vidal, Mafalda Saloio, Patrick Murys, Paulo Mota, Ricardo Machado, Ricardo Vaz Trindade, Romulus Neagu and group of local participants
Plastic conception: André Braga
Plastic realization and construction: Nuno Guedes and Nuno Brandão
Costumes: Ainhoa Vidal
Light Design: Francisco Tavares Teles
Sound Design: André Pires
Production: Ana Carvalhosa and Cláudia Santos with the support of Sílvia Carvalho
Co-production: Circolando, A Oficina/Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura e Porto 2.0/Manobras no Porto
2012 | 110 minutes | over 3 years-old