João Penalva


Sandálias de Pele de Porco

© João Penalva

Sandálias de pele de porco presents a new version of the 1999 play by João Penalva titled Wallenda in which the artist whistled The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky in its entirety.
In this version João Penalva juxtaposes the history and process of his own venture with the experience of other artists who, as dancers, performed this piece of music that revolutionized the history of music and dance in the 20th century in Paris's Théâtre des Champs Elysées, back in 1913.

Sandálias de pele de porco combines voice, video projections, texts and recorded sound, continuing a tradition of revisitation to this unique piece of music.

With Annabelle Barnes, Catarina Lourenço and Brent Williamson — dancers at Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Rui Lopes Graça.

Nota: Single Ticket - 5€
Tickets available in Appleton’s ticket office - Cash only.
You can buy your ticket from 1h before the performance.

João Penalva

João Penalva was born in Lisbon in 1949. After a career as a dancer for companies such as Jean Pomares, Pina Bausch and Gerhard Bohner he studied Fine Arts in London. He represented Portugal at the São Paulo Biennial in 1996 and at the Venice Biennial in 2001. He also exhibited at the Berlin Biennial in 2001 and the Sydney Biennial in 2003. His solo exhibitions at museums and institutions include the Centro Cultural de Belém, in 1999; Camden Arts Centre, London, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, and Tramway, Glasgow, 2000; The Power Plant, Toronto, 2003; Museu de Serralves, Porto, 2005; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapeste, 2005; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2006; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, 2007; Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden, 2010; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2011; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway, 2014; Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg, 2018; Culturgest, Porto; Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, 2018. He further collaborated with Rui Lopes Graça at two ballet shows for the Companhia Nacional de Bailado — Quinze bailarinos e tempo incerto, in 2016; and Annette, Adele, e Lee, in 2019.

6 Mar 19:00

7 Mar 20:00

8 Mar 16:00


Direction João Penalva
Performers Annabelle Barnes, Catarina Lourenço and Brent Williamson — Dancers at Companhia Nacional de Bailado and Rui Lopes Graça
Special Thanks Companhia Nacional de Bailado

M/12 | 120 minutes