dance platform 2014


at CAPa – May 7 / 8
at Teatro Municipal de Faro – May 8
at Cine-teatro Louletano – May 9

VELEDA | Joana von Mayer Trindade & Hugo Calhim Cristóvão

Maria Veleda proved to be an evidence strong enough not to be ignored, triggering the actions and the improvisations that lead to this performance. For Maria Veleda’s uncompromising journey. For the multiple and complex meanings of her historical presence. From the political struggle stamped with ever growing radical options in the aim of individual freedom in parallel with her positions, far advanced and highly dissonant with the trend of her time.  By the particularity of her chosen pseudonym “Veleda” a Völvur and how this fits in oddity with her first name Maria: the archetype of the mother of Christianity intertwined with a prophetess warrior bred in violence and rebellion. The route started from spirals, suspensions, to trace the path of a fracture. An organic beat, ever present, demanding need of emergency and metamorphosis. A statement that will never stop, and will never be finished. H.C.C & J.V.M.T

conception & choreography Joana von Mayer Trindade & Hugo Calhim Cristóvão performance Joana von Mayer Trindade drummer Paula Cepeda Rodrigues special Collaboration Valquíria Valhalladur acknowledgments Orfeão do Porto, Paulo Trindade, Rui Nascimento e Joca (Viana Bombos – Grupo de Bombos da Casa dos Rapazes de Viana do Castelo) e evidentemente  Maria Veleda support Comissão Nacional para o Centenário da República | Programação: Madalena Vitorino residency support Companhia Instável, Abril 2014

The Very Delicious Piece | Cristina Planas Leitão/Jasmina Krizaj

“I’m just standing, waiting, since always and till always (forever) being there. Sweaty, vibrating, light-headed, stiff legged, an agitated and addicted body waiting for you. Finally I can declare myself to you. Finally I can surrender myself to you. Finally I can be pathetic. Finally I can be a drama queen. Finally I can be banal. But finally I can go beyond myself and take you with me. You are the impure and only essence of my ritual.” The THE VERY DELICIOUS PIECE is first and foremost a search for the long lost essentially, intensity and insistency. It is a limbo meeting between entertainment, a personal experience in two and how our own vibrant transformation reaches a still audience.

concept & performance Cristina Planas Leitão, Jasmina Krizaj light design & music selection  Cristina Planas Leitão, Jasmina Krizaj dramaturgical advice Robert Steijn, Igor Dobricic vocal coach Simon Wehrli production thanks to José Laginha, Ana Rodrigues, Marlene Vilhena, Mojca Kasjak, Marlene Vilhena, Nina Milin, Anja Bornsek, Simon Wehrli, Pedro Neves, Ana Figueira, Joana Ferreira, Mala Kline, Nienke Scholts, among others co-productionDeVIR-Capa (Faro, PT), Platforma Festival – Plesna Izba Maribor (SI), HELLERAU European Center for the Arts Dresden (DE) within the framework of MODUL DANCE and by Maribor 2012 – European Capital of Culture


Joclécio Azevedo

In this project I would like to propose the reflection on ideas that show physical antagonistic processes, underlining contradictions with reality and images, not forgetting derision and bitterness as possible forms of resistance. We try to inhabit this creation process as if we were antennas, as a kind of universal retransmitter that can send signals continuously and at any time to express discontent, confusion and the clash with a reality which is becoming more indecipherable and dangerously reductive. So we start from this feeling of going into a stall, of infinite pause. We are concerned with thinking if it is still possible and desirable that each body can express its own cry.

concept and choreographic direction Joclécio Azevedo performance Joclécio Azevedo, Pedro Rosa music Pedro Augusto/Ghuna X costume design Jordann Santos design adaptation and Light design Miguel Ângelo executive production Circular – Associação Cultural  support to the artist-in-residence programme Companhia Instável work developed in the scope of the project Artista Residente da Circular Associação Cultural em Vila do Conde/2013

Hu(r)mano | Marco da Silva Ferreira

In Hu(r)mano we levitate on a parallel atmosphere, where the performers emerge through a rationalization of the human urban motion. I’m interested on the analysis and artistic reconfiguration of the abstract product, which nowadays is regenerated intuitively and progressively. I look for a mobility that converges with these “human-transuman” frames of mind and I develop metaphoric compositions about contemporary surroundings. I focus on this abstraction to find and express in a subjective way – reflexes of the interstitial space of relations, the interaction between “human me” and “urban we”, as well as of the transformation of social, physical and mental masses. These transumanized beings have an imminence that moves them. I decide to go from there.

artistic direction and choreography Marco da Silva Ferreira direction assistance Mara Andrade performers Marco da Silva Ferreira, Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Vítor Fontes technical director and light designer Wilma Moutinho musicians Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins scenography and costumes Marco da Silva Ferreira executive production Marco da Silva Ferreira production Pensamento avulso partners o espaço do tempo, Teatro Virgínia, Jazzy Dance Studio, Feira Viva project funded by Governo de Portugal/ Secretário de Estado da Cultura/ DGArtes, Materiais Diversos

Tsunamismo,  Recital para duas cordas em M | Elizabete Francisca

TSUNAMISM, Recital for two strings in M – This solo is based on the construction of a body that can contain in itself whole the strength of a Dantesque universe and the apparent tranquility of a paradise devastated by the fire after a foam party. As if, at a first glance, it would be possible to create an archetype with another (same) naked body, coming and going between the rational and irrational, human and animal, language and non-language. A kind of an acephalous with brain and heart, was what I wanted to construct, leaving the images that inhabit us pass through the body until it tries to come up to something more raw and rough, more earthly, maybe more simple. Whatever that is. [Is that, it seems to me that we become too well educated and reasonable, too used to be a silent machine screw in a catatonic bubble, too busy smoking virtual opium, too cozy in a rocking chair looking at the mirror of others as the only salvation. This is a slowly decomposition, it’s life without attraction, it’s individual insufficiency. It’s a foundation made of dough, wasted kumbaya. It turns the desire off, the gap needed for dreams, horniness, ecstasy, laughter, screaming and so on.] I still don’t know how to do it but there is a phrase that is repeating in my head “tout que je peut faire c’est être là, tout que je peut donner c’est,ça, être lá “ like this, even in French.  And the circus will always be set up. Well there. To keep a body alive you have to keep it in a network of paradoxes. This performance is a 20 minutes excerpt from a 45 minutes work. For the nature of the solo, which transforms itself into a continuous and sequential way until the end, I had to choose the beginning. Where I end it here today, would be in a complete version a turning point to writing in reverse, with another tone and sound. Elizabete Francisca

artistic direction and performance Elizabete Francisca artistic and rehearsal assistance André Soares punctual artistic assistance Rita Natálio make-up António Mv, Jorge Bragada music and sound design João Bento last song “Ilha Jovem” – Jovens do Prenda light design and technical direction Carlos Ramos production O Rumo do Fumo co-production Culturgest financial support Forum Dança/DÉPARTS studio support, residencies Residências ON/OFF – Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura/ European Culture Capital, AZEITE – Tojeira, Culturgest ackowledgments João Ferro Martins, Jorge Bragada, a equipa do -mente, Marianne Baillot, Helena Serra, Teresa Silva, Antonia Buresio Rumo do Fumo and Forum Dança are supported by Governo de Portugal – Secretário de Estado da Cultura / Direcção Geral das Artes andCâmara Municipal de Lisboa / Forum Dança bellongs to the international network DÉPARTS / DÉPARTS is supported by EC (Cultural Program 2007-2013)

VER$ES | Flávio Rodrigues

The soundtrack of  VERSE$, concludes as a reflection of a series of themes that have been recurrent in my projects, particularly those containing samples and sound captations, explored during the course of the process of creation and esperimentation of performance, such as Inverno (2011), CATÁLOGO (2008/ 2012), RARA (2013), ou NIL-CITY (2013).  After finishing the musical piece, my first impulse was to offer it an autonomous place, by making it available for free online. At the same time, a will to experiment it in studio appears, giving it physicality, a body.  VERSE$ is, in short, a dance show. A solo. My role is to create a parallel between the sound composition and the choreographic composition. Full text:

sound and artistic direction Flávio Rodrigues artistic assistance Joana castro support Balleteatro, ContraDança|ASTA thanks to Bruno Senune

PLAY FALSE | António Cabrita & São Castro

What we are and what conditions us. A journey through the human condition confronts us with our historical and social existence. The quest for a meaning leads us to the urgent need for an articulation between man and his limits, taking him to what is authentic, but to the false as well. Who better than Shakespeare to talk about conflicts, emotions vs reason. Resorting to the psychology and behavior of characters like Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, to question their own issues. Using their words and actions as subject for our gestures and movements.

concept, choreography, performance António Cabrita, São Castro technical direction João Frango costumes Catarina Morla costumes manufacturing Nuno Nogueira music António Cabrita, São Castro adittional music Murcof  “ Isaías I ” , J. S. Bach “ Passacaglia in C Minor ” production Vo’Arte  artistic residency support Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo, Teatro Viriato, Pró-Dança, Companhia Nacional de Bailado

Europa | Miguel Moreira/Romeu Runa

Creation conceived particularly for teenagers between 12 and 16 years-old, but accessible for all the community. During one week we “invade” a school from monday to thursday with a performance made for the time of the school breaks and done several times a day. The time that a student goes from one class to another. Friday and saturday we bring those kids with whom we had contact to the theater, to watch the second part of the piece. First part A piece made for the school breaks. A short piece with the duration of a break between two classes. Second part A piece inspired by the work of Javier Nuñez Gasco “Europa”, and the work of Berlinde de Bruyckere. A reflection about Europe and its different mutations. This piece is done on theater stages.

direction Miguel Moreira, Romeu Runa peformance Catarina Félix, Sandra Rosado produção/production Útero Teatro music Pedro Carneiro light design João Garcia Miguel co-production Útero Associação Cultural, Guimarães 2012 Capital Europeia da Cultura, João Garcia Miguel Unipessoal (Lisboa), TAGV, Teatro O Bando, Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras, Teatro Virgínia, Teatro Aveirense support Câmara Municipal de Almada artistic residencies Teatro O Bando (Palmela), Uferstudio (Berlim), Escola Secundária das Taipas (Guimarães) stage photography João Peixoto  photography Carlos Ferreira/Teatro Virgínia thanks to Teatro Praga, Pedro Carneiro