dance platform at CAPa – May 7 | 8

May 7 – 21h30 – CAPa, Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve
Portuguese Dance Platform – film screening
60 minutes | free entrance | info/ticket office 289 828784

May 8 – 18h – CAPa, Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve
Portuguese Dance Platform – performance
12 years
and over | 60 minutes | free entrance | info/ticket office 289 828784


The Very Delicious Piece | Cristina Planas Leitão/Jasmina Krizaj

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Sasa Huzjak

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

“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.

Cristina Planas Leitão (1983, Porto – Portugal) Graduated as a dance performer (BA) from ArtEZ – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL), in 2006. From 2007 to 2012 worked as a performer for Italian/ Dutch based choreographer Gabriella Maiorino and Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL) and worked as assistant to the choreographer for several pieces. In 2008, she got the 3rd choreographic prize for the solo Skinned in Estonia, given by Wim Vandekeybus and Teet Kask. She was awarded the DanceWEB Scholarship Program in 2009 within the frame of Impulstanz Festival, Vienna (AT). In early 2010, she took part of the project “50 days in Costa Rica” with David Zambrano and now masters the techniques of Flying Low and Passing Through. For this formation period, Cristina was a scholarship holder of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (PT). Since then she has been teaching internationally. In 2011/12 she is co-creator & performer of The Very Delicious Piece with Jasmina Krizaj – a piece produced in the frame of the network Modul Dance (EDN) with more than 20 performances. In 2013, the piece was nominated for Gibanica (Moving Cake) – Slovene Dance Award for best Slovene dance piece of 2011-13. Also in 2012, She has been appointed rehearsal director of Hofesh Shechter’s pieces for Companhia Instável in Porto, during the creation period and tour until 2014 and since then she is an Associated Artist to the same institution and artistic advisor to the direction. In 2013 Cristina has performed in the revival of Experience # 1, by Isabelle Schad (DE), for Serralves em Festa, and in the same year, from September to December, she joins the company ballet contemporâneo do norte for the creation of NIL-CITY by Flávio Rodrigues (PT) among other projects. For bcn she has created and coordinated the research project Conquering the studio: a time for research for 2014.

Jasmina Križaj (1982, Maribor – Slovenia) Graduated in 2006 from the SNDO – De Theaterschool, School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Before finishing her studies, she worked as a performer for renowned Slovene choreographers such as Snježana Premuš, Matej Kejžar, Mojca Kasjak, among others. In Amsterdam she started creating her own work. Her piece Zebra in the Hair Saloon received the 1st price for the best creation of 2006 at the Act Festival in Bilbao. Sugar Rush, produced in 2009 was supported by the European Cultural Foundation – ECF. In 2010, she was invited to participate in the project “50 Days of Flying Low & Passing Through Costa Rica” with David Zambrano. From then on she is being part of 50collectiVe, with whom she performed through Europe and toured the USA in 2011. In the seasons 2011-14, Jasmina is one of the selected artists for the European project Modul Dance with residencies throughout the years at important European venues such as Mercat de les Flores (Barcelona), Hellerau (Dresden), Art Stations Foundation (Poznan), etc. In 2013 Jasmina was granted a scholarship for a Dance-Web program inside the Impulstanz festival under the mentorship of Ivo Dimchev. At the moment she is part of a new production DreamLab Communitas, of artist Mala Kline. Together with Cristina P. Leitão she established CJ – a long term collaboration which will premiere their second work in September 2014 in Hellerau, Dresden.

VELEDA | Joana von Mayer Trindade & Hugo Calhim Cristóvão


conception & choreography Joana von Mayer Trindade & Hugo Calhim Cristóvão performanceJoana 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

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

Joana von Mayer Trindade Choreographer, Performer and Teacher. Founder with Hugo Calhim Cristovão of NuIsIs ZoBoP. BA in Psychology UP. Master Soda (Solo/Dance/ Authorship) University for the Arts Berlin UDK/HZT. Course of Contemporary Dance Performers, Forum Dança. Essais” CNDC d’ Angers/Emmanuelle Huynh. Her two latest solos “Zos (She Will Not Live)” and “Veleda”, created together with Hugo Calhim Cristovão were presented in several festivals and cultural centers in Portugal such as Serralves Museum, Festival Materiais Diversos, PT13 (portuguese platform for performing arts) and Uferstudios Berlin.

Hugo Calhim Cristovão Creator, Writer and Director of performance research group “NuIsIs ZoBoP”. Created and directed “ABBADON” with interpretation of Paula Cepeda Rodrigues, under NuIsIs ZoBoP in 2006/2007. Created and directed with Joana von Mayer Trindade: “SHE WILL NOT LIVE”, “VELEDA” and “ZOS (She will not Live)”. At the present moment Hugo is studying Philosophy in the fields of metaphysic and logic.

Paula Cepeda Rodrigues. Member of NuIsIs ZoBoP. Actrice by trade and vocacion.Linguist in training. Performer and creator of Abbadon, a monologue for one actrice, written and directed by Hugo Calhim Christopher, a NuIsIs ZoBoP creation. Mentor of the project Anarquic Women Guerrilla Baby Skin. Author of the essay Diving like blood flowing in my veins. Co-editor of the electronic journal Elingup – CLUP/UP. Researcher at the Linguistics Center of the Faculty of Letters, University of Oporto.





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