by andré braga and cláudia figueiredo
[PRÈMIERE] 20, 21, 22 + 27, 28 and 29 September, 6pm | Quartel Monte Pedral, Porto
“We have an innate ability to remember and imagine places. Perception, memory and imagination are in constant interaction. We continue to build an immense city of evocation and remembrance, and all the cities we visited are zones in this metropolis that we call mind.”
The long-term cycle of “Spirit of the Place” continues working on the spaces of memory and imagination.
On the verge of a new future that is precipitating and that will lead to its end, we want to visit and get to know Quartel of Monte Pedral.
Rua da Constituição – Serpa Pinto – Egas Moniz, the Cavalry Regiment settled in the complex in 1912. The stalls and stables have long seen no horses, but they inhabit this ghostly sleep. From 1979 on the complex hosted the Porto Classification and Selection Center, where the entire northern part of the country went to do the Military Inspection.
Now, and not without some irony, peace is the tone that prevails. Silence, empty, white, space stopped, and ‘immersed in the deepest dream layer’ echoes the story.
Artistic direction: André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo
Co-creation and interpretation: Ana Isabel Castro, Costanza Givone, Daniela Cruz, Dori Nigro, Gil Mac and Vicente Gil, Paulo Mota
Video: Gonçalo Mota and Vitor Costa
Sonoplasty: João Sarnadas
Artistic support: Pedro Vilela
Special appearance: Marta Pinto, Draco and Carriça
Technical coordination and set up: Pedro Coutinho with the support from Gonçalo Mota, Vitor Costa, Pedro Vilela
Production direction: Ana Carvalhosa
Production and stage direction: Cláudia Santos
Production support: Carolina Cardoso
Guides: Carlos Batista, Carolina Cardoso, Joaquim Martins, José Costa, Mariana Rusu, Nuno Marinho, Patrícia Leitão
Special thanks: Miguel Brandão / Centro Hípico de Valongo, Beatriz Pereira, Beatriz Rocha
Co-production: Circolando and Câmara Municipal do Porto / Cultura em Expansão
2019 | 130 minutes | over 12
EL 1.0: Bonfim – Campanhã 
EL 2.0: Cantareira – Foz do Douro