from andré braga & cláudia figueiredo
Spirit of a Place 3.0: Fontaínhas
15, 16 & 17 september 2017
Continuing the line of the previous editions, we move on with the long-term work cycle Espírito do Lugar [Spirit of the Place].
Up for the challenge: walk in search of another city.
In 2017 our territory of action will focus on Fontaínhas, that great belvedere suspended between times. Praça da Alegria, Rua de S. Vitor, Carquejeiras, Passeio das Fontaínhas, these are the new references to look at a steep slope.
Its history is related to all the senses, especially the most archaic ones: the touch, the smell, the palate. The strong sensual charge of the saint and the poet who are here at home is certainly a reflex.
The very communal form of living that finds here its maximum concentration is also made of skin and blood.
Living on a slope is not easy, we have to adapt, and gain its shape. Then it becomes difficult to fit elsewhere.
It was a water spring that offered this place all at once its strength and fragility.
Spirit of a Place 1.0: Bonfim – Campanhã 
Spirit of a Place 2.0: Cantareira – Foz do Douro 
Spirit of a Place 4.0: Brasília 
Spirit of a Place 5.0: Quartel Monte Pedral 
Co-creation and interpretation: Costanza Givone, Ángela Díaz Quintela & Daniela Cruz, Cláudio Vidal, Gil Mac & OCP, Joana Carvalho and the special guest João Ferreira da Silva, João Melo, Paulo Mota
Co-creation and video: Gonçalo Mota, Vitor Costa with the special guest Francisco Correia (BØDE)
Special participations: José Castelo, Ana Frederica Pereira, Carolina Costa, Maria Francisca Pereira, Mariana Araújo (Ginasiano), Dennis Correia, Eder Fortes, Endy Fernandes, Erickson Santos, Eric Vasconcelos, Kenny Jhon, Kevén Fortes & Yennick Leite (Batucada do Porto Grande)
Production direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Executive production: Cláudia Santos
Technic: João Abreu
Support spaces: Rodrigo Queirós
Guides: Adelaide Moreira, Francisca de Mariz, Joaquim Martins, José Ribeiro, Teresa Chow
Co-production: Circolando and Câmara Municipal do Porto / Cultura em Expansão
Special thanks: Céci, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto /José Paiva, Teatro Municipal do Porto. Campo Alegre