program

Bruno Senune

A Deriva dos Olhos

10 March 21h30
11 March 19h00
12 March 21h30
13 March 21h30

14 March 21h30
15 March 21h30
16 March 21h30

“A Deriva dos Olhos” is a poetic construction about chaos, impotence, destruction of desire, extreme tiredness and the way traveled until a possible metamorphosis that allows survival.

The research of ways to metamorphose the body, its perception and what characterizes it, as a metaphor for other possibilities of understanding it as an imaginary motor of identity. The exposure of fragility and of a narrative of survival, the sadness that is celebrated, the change that is necessary to continue to travel the places of life, the constant limbo between balance and fall, the relief through the anxiety of impossibility. Telma João Santos.

Conception & Interpretation Bruno Senune 
Sonography  Flávio Rodrigues 
Light Design & Technique  Zeca Iglésias 
Texts & Documentation  Telma João Santos 
Costume Carlota Lagido 
Mask Susana Chiocca 
Scenario  Bruno Senune with the collaboration of Flávio Rodrigues
Promocional Photography  Flávio Rodrigues & Cristina Marques (Lettering)  Stage Photography  Margarida Ribeiro
Audio-visual Record  Eva Ventura Ângelo
Residences Balleteatro, Circular Festival de Artes Performativas, O Espaço do Tempo 
Yelding space | NOME EIRA 
Co-production Circular Festival de Artes Performativas 
Support  Bolsa Jovens Criadores 2016 – Centro Nacional de Cultura / Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude 
Thanks to Diana Cardoso, Joana von Mayer Trindade 

BRUNO SENUNE
Born in Aveiro in 1992. Currently lives in Porto. Accomplished a contemporary dance performance degree at the Balleteatro Professional School in 2011. As a performer, he collaborated with several artists, such as, Tânia Carvalho, Joana von Mayer Trindade, Flávio Rodrigues, Carlota Lagido, Joclécio Azevedo, Né Barros, Mariana Tengner Barros, Joana Castro. In collaboration with Flávio Rodrigues he created the “Lonely” duet (debut in 2015, Sub40 Exhibition, curated by José Maia, having also met in several interventions and displays). As an author he created the Kid As King solo (debut in 2016, Mala Voadora, Porto, DDD festival, project funded by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) and A Deriva dos Olhos (debut in 2017, Circular Festival de Artes Performativas). In 2016, he developed Malheureux que je Suis, a video installation permanently exhibited at the Festival Queer Porto 2, (Maus Hábitos – Espaço de Intervenção Cultural). Since 2015 he collaborated with Telma João Santos in his projects, documentation, philosophical guidance, internal/external observation. He is a model in sculpture and human figure lessons.

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Inês Campos

Coexistimos

10 March 21h30
11 March 19h00
12 March 21h30
13 March 21h30

14 March 21h30
15 March 21h30
16 March 21h30

“Coexistimos” is a collage of metaphors about the challenge of being one and wanting to be many.

To be the tiger and the tamer, a sad clown and a fit of laughter, live several bodies, wanting to be the reality of your dreams. Like a wave at sea, going through temporary states and be fully present in each of them. Wandering is an end in itself. Full of forget-me-nots and sweating, singing and dancing, a frenzy so good it feels like magic. And, of course, it is.

Concept and Performance Inês Campos Music and Sound Design Filipe Fernandes e João Grilo Light drawing Mariana Figueroa Projection and draw Raphaël Decoster Props & Scenography Inês Campos, Mariana Figueroa e Marta Figueroa Artistic Advisor Pietro Romani Promotional Image Raphaël Decoster Film register Marta Figueroa Artistic residences Teatro do Campo Alegre, Companhia Instável, Högskolan för scen och musik Gothenburg, Teatro De Ferro, deVIR CAPa, Free Flow, Bando dos Gambozinos Financial support Teatro Municipal do Porto Acknowledgements António Campos, Miguel Carneiro, Jorge Soares, JAS, Johannes Hallikas, Maria Lis, Feio, Ni Araújo, Tiago Candal, Teia Campos, Tânia Carvalho

INÊS CAMPOS (Porto, 1990)
Choreographer and performer, currently touring the play ‘Cutting Edge’ with the Finnish company WHS, directed by Kalle Nio. She co-created ‘HALE – study for an artificial organism’ with the collective thistakestime.com with whom she is currently developing the piece ‘ELAH – study for a collective of organisms’. She was a performer on the international tour of “Icosahedron” by Tânia Carvalho (2011/13) and created “SAPINS” with Raphaël Decoster (2015) and a solo “Rêve Géneral” (2012). Completed Escola Superior de Dança; Forum Dança PEPPC (Lisbon) and L.E.M. in the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre (Paris); she also obtained a degree in the musical trainers course in Casa da Musica (2014) and she is involved as a singer and cellist in several musical projects, with the highlight being Sopa de Pedra.

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FLORA DÉTRAZ

Tutuguri

10 March 19h30
11 March 17h00
12 March 19h30
13 March 19h30

14 March 19h30
15 March 19h30
16 March 19h30

What remains of the body when reduced to its own vibration? The solo of a ventriloquist dancer who echoes a palimpsest of stories and beings to make us “hear” dance.

Tutuguri is inspired by a poem by Antonin Artaud – “Tutuguri – The Rite of the Black Sun” – written shortly before his death and dedicated to a peyote ritual in Mexico. The performance explores the desynchronization between micro-movements and sounds that sometimes flee, sometimes surrender to the relation with the gesture, in a perpetual conflict of opposites. It is from this game that the body of the interpreter becomes a place populated by whispers, creaking of animals, children’s noises, noises of aliens, conversations and spasms, transporting us to a world to be discovered. “A cozy refuge, a multitude of voices, a number of beings, identities and stories. A being who would have swallowed worlds.”

Concept and Performance Flora Détraz Lighting Design and Scenography Arthur Gueydan Support for dramaturgy Paula Caspão, Konrad Kaniuk Costumes Carlota Lagido Production Pli – www.compagniepli.org Residencies Randam – un centre d’art (FR), Alkantara (PT), PACT-Zollverein (DE), Espacio Azala (ES), Forum Dança, Festival Materiais Diversos (PT), Centro Cultural do Cartaxo (PT) Financial support DRAC Normandie, Institut Français du Portugal, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Teaser

FLORA DÉTRAZ (Paris, 1988)
Graduated in Dance and Literary studies, joined the course directed by Maguy Marin (CCNR, Lyon) and participated in the choreographic research program PEPCC (Forum Dance, Lisbon). She has training with Vera Mantero, Lia Rodrigues, Meredith Monk, Loïc Touzé, Meg Suart and Jonathan Burrows, among others. As a performer, she works with Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Miguel Pereira and Laurent Cèbe. She began to develop her own work in 2013, created Peuplements (2013, La Loge, Paris) and Gesächt (2014, Southern Theater, Lisbon). She collaborates regularly with the fine art artist Camille Lacroix in the project Waves, a series of sound walks in several cities.

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VASCO DIOGO

Cervical Kid

10 March 19h30
11 March 17h00
12 March 19h30
13 March 19h30

14 March 19h30
15 March 19h30
16 March 19h30

“Cervical Kid” isn’t just one more play about the body’s memory, but instead a manifest on oblivion.

The square formally structures this choreography in which the process is inspired by the logic of improvised music, present as a live quartet: Luísa Brandão (voice), Bruno Parrinha (pipes), Monsieur Trinité (percussions) and Rogério Pires (guitar). With a first time attitude, of an inability to make, the concept of dance will go from total immobility – giving place to the musician’s choreography -to a fusion between the movement and the scenic dimension of the play, assumed as a performance which secret shall not be revealed.

Concept, Scenography, Choreography and Performance Vasco Diogo 
Music and Performance Luísa Brandão, Monsieur Trinité, Rogério Pires, José Bruno Parrinha
 Photography Eduardo Camilo Special Participation to be announced

VASCO DIOGO
Born in Lisbon in 1970. Degree in Sociology from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon, PhD in Communication Sciences by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and has written the thesis: “Video: specificity, hybridity and experimentation” as an FCT fellow (2008). Since 2008 he is an assistant professor at the University of Beira Interior, specializing in curricular units of achievement, new cinemas and experimental cinema. After having co-founded the Theatrical Project, develops, since 1998 he has been working as a performer, as a video artist and as an experimental filmmaker on themes such as self-representation, truth and manipulation. In experimental cinema he won several international awards, especially the film “anexperimentalviralvlog – the movie remix #!. He has exhibited his works in various exhibitions and festivals in Portugal, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, India, Germany, France, Cyprus , Poland, etc.

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VITALINA SOUSA

Delirium

10 March 19h30
11 March 17h00
12 March 19h30
13 March 19h30

14 March 19h30
15 March 19h30
16 March 19h30

It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart.
in Delírio, Lauren Oliver

Choreography and Performance Vitalina Sousa Light Design Jorge Ribeiro Costume Fornace Co-production Eira / Festival Cumplicidades Support Teatro da Trindade, ACCA-Companhia Clara Andermatt

VITALINA SOUSA
After her studies in Fine Arts, she started studies in classical and contemporary dance, improvisation and classical Indian dance. She worked as a dancer in the opera “White Raven” by Robert Wilson, in “imaginação morta imaginem” by Projecto Teatral and in “Aicnêtsixe” by João Fiadeiro. Created and performed the solos “Catástofre Natural” (2002), “o belo apenas é o começo do terrível” (2003), “algumas flores permaneciam” (2004) and “Do we dream every night?” (2015). Created and performed the duet “song unsung” (2006). She received the Ribeiro da Fonte Award for dance by the Ministry of Culture in 2004. In 2015 re-interpret, as a dancer, the pieces “Permanence” e “Four-legged animal”, by and for Maria José Arjona.

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Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte

Repertório para Cadeiras, Figurantes e Figurinos

10 March 21h30
11 March 19h00
12 March 21h30
13 March 21h30

14 March 21h30
15 March 21h30
16 March 21h30

An ephemeral act such as alive show always puts us before its fragile materiality, leaving only, in most cases, the memory and the reports as a possibility of historical reconstitution (and some photos or filmed footage).

However, what happens between the spectator and the show is what undoubtedly makes its force and its existence. The coincidence between the invitation I received from Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte (BCN) to create a piece for the company and the celebration of 20 years of its existence, seemed to me timely to have a retrospective thought, as if by looking at the past we could suspend at times an uncertain present, thus enabling future action. “Repertório para Cadeiras Figurantes e Figurinos” is an attempt to recreate and compose, from various works of the BCN repertoire, from my own work and from some authors that have marked the history of dance in general, having as its axis three thematic elements: chairs, extras and costumes.
Miguel Pereira

Concept, Artistic Direction and Scenography Miguel Pereira Performers Joclécio Azevedo e Susana Otero with Alexandra Gondin, Armanda Queiroz, Rogério Pacheco, Tiago Abelho and 14 participants from the local community Lighting Design Cárin Geada Sound Design and Operation Pedro Augusto Costumes Miguel Pereira with the collaboration of Jordann Santos (from BCN’s original costumes) Teaser and Video Leonel Meneses Scene Photography Miguel Refresco Documentation Rogério Nuno Costa Graphic Image Eduardo Ferreira Production BCN Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte Co-production Rivoli – Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT) Residencies Rivoli – Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT), A22 Armazém 22 (Vila Nova de Gaia, PT) Media Partner O Rumo do Fumo (Lisboa, PT)

BALLET CONTEMPORÂNEO DO NORTE
Contemporary dance company with 22 years of work. Founded by Elisa Worm, driven by the desire to contribute to the aesthetic training, education and awareness of new audiences, as well as the desire to enjoy the artistic and human resources of a region of the country where the dance was practically absent. Its creations are centered around the presence of the human body. The collaboration and interaction with other artistic disciplines such as music, theater, photography and the visual arts provide momentum to the company and engage the audience in a unique atmosphere. The BCN presented its work in several cities in Portugal and internationally in France, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and Germany.

MIGUEL PEREIRA
Studied dance in Lisbon at the National Conservatory and at the Escola Superior de Dança and was a had scholarships in Paris, New York and Amsterdam. As an interpreter he worked for, among others, Jorge Silva Melo, Francisco Camacho, Vera Mantero and collaborated in the project “Shirtologia (Miguel)” by Jérôme Bel. His most highlighted works as a creator are “António Miguel” (2000), revelation prize José Ribeiro da Fonte 2000 of the Ministry of Culture, “Notes for an Invisible Show” (2001), “Date / Place” (2002), “Corpo de Baile “(2005),” Miguel Meets Karima “(2006),” DOO “(2008),” Op. 49 “(2012). Co-created the piece “WILDE” (2013) with Mala Voadora and “Repertório para Cadeiras, Figurinos e Figurantes” for the Contemporary Ballet of the North (2015). For the Transitions Dance Company, based at the Laban Center in London, has created “Transitions”, “Transitions II” and “Transitions III”. He is regularly invited to teach workshops and his work has been presented in Portugal and abroad.

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AURORA PINHO

Heteroptera

10 March 21h30
11 March 19h00
12 March 21h30
13 March 21h30

14 March 21h30
15 March 21h30
16 March 21h30

This work aims to expand and enhance a field of possibilities for the corporeal life.

Something to impose or invoke the “unenforceable” entity. Provide fictions that intend to question “truths.” Or something that invokes nature as determination of other axis. How to place other categories of exclusion on the same level as heterosexuality, questioning why the types of subjugated bodies are seen as abject bodies? In my view, there is no biologically inscribed sex role in human nature, or a variable way of performing one or more roles under this post-identitarian definition chain. But I can affirm that the sexual orientation and the sexual or gender identity of the individuals are the result of a social construction, establishing a corpus of processes that sexualize the society as a whole. One way of stating that all social identities are equally anomalous. HETEROPTERA is an entropy, where we analyze the relationship between the queer body, the sexual body in its most numerous dimensions, through the pre- or post-disposition of bodies in space.

Artistic Direction, Concept, Scenography, Sound Design, Text, Costumes and Adornments Aurora Pinho Performers Aurora Pinho and Vânia Rovisco Lighting Design Diogo Mendes Video Aurora Pinho, Carlota Flor and João Sousa Production Carolina Varela Support A22 and Festival Complicidades Partners A22 and Rua das Gaivostas 6 Acknowledgments Xana Novais

AURORA PINHO
Artist and performer based between Porto and Lisbon. As a creator, she has worked with several artists, including: João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Moullinex, Cyril Viallon, Victor Hugo Pontes, Né Barros, Marco da Silva Ferreira, António Onio, Blind Zero, Renata Portas, Joclécio Azevedo, Xana Novais, Isabel Barros and Mariana Tengner Barros.

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International Project

Território dos Corpos

Presented 20 min after the national performances

Variation #1

Variation #2

Variation #3

Variation #4

Variation #5

Variation #6

Variation #7

Negócio
16 March

The international proposal is based on the idea of ​​generating a greater dialogue between the artists of the Mediterranean area, and creating a space where they can confront their individual aesthetics and universes, giving rise to a collaborative process between artists who meet for the first time.

Through a open call, we preselected 25 artists inviting them to be part of the jury to decide the 5 finalists who finally participate in the Festival, not being able to choose themselves. With this selection format, we try to continue questioning the work of curators, programmers and art directors.
The 5 selected artists will create together, during a month of residency with AADK Spain (Blanca, Spain), a piece with 7 variations that are presented in 7 different spaces during Cumplicidades 2018.
7 spaces and variations that take us into the territory of bodies. The space serves as the backbone of it’s work, in a time when Europe turns against difference, whether cultural, ideological or geographical, spreading a culture of fear and distrust of what is different, this collaboration takes us into the multiple and the diverse.
Today’s body is a body that mutates. A non-institutionalized body that is capable of absorbing the emotion of our time, an alienated body, a body that increasingly depends on technology and the organization chart of a system that controls everything. A body contaminated, robotic, submissive, subversive, political, or exiled. A wandering body, a body that shares, that breaks, mutilated, that protests. A body that tells us what we are and where we are going. A body capable, with its presence, of creating new concepts. A body that survives and moves.

Artistic Direction Abraham Hurtado Performers Gizem Aksu (TR), Myrto Charalampous (GR), Shira Eviatar (IL), Matías Daporta (ES), Oriana Haddad (EG/ IT) Sound Design Selu Herráiz (ES).

ORIANA HADDAD (IT)
Born in Milan, from an Italian mother and Egyptian father. She currently lives and works in London. Her work lies in a trans-disciplinary research of the human body. She combines contemporary dance, performance and visual art, Laban movement analysis, together with cultural and body anthropology. Her projects addresses the body as a process of becoming and of embodiment of the world. She aims to raise awareness on the potential of embodiment as a process through which reality and experience can be regenerated. She works with different media, from performance to visuals and writing.

MATIAS DAPORTA
Matías Daporta studied choreography at SNDO, after a strong education in the fashion world. He is currently studying the impact of technology in environments, to create performances that question the social encounter that the theater offers and creates new ways of experimenting, relating them to each other.

SHIRA EVIATAR (IL)
Shira Eviatar is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer and dancer, who lives and works in Tel Aviv. Her research examines the roots of body and mind as we incorporate our past generations, traditions and cultures. Her works include “Body Roots”, “Body Mandala”, “Rising”, “Evyatar / Said”, “Three Generations: One Body” and more. She has presented her works at festivals in Israel, France, Germany, Austria and Poland. She was recently invited to be a guest artist at SEAD and the Bat-Sheva Dance Company, under the piece “Rising”. She participates in the DanceWeb scholarship program (2015) and graduated in theater dance from Kibbutzim College. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in New York and in Kelim, a choreographic research entity.

GIZEM AKSU (TR)
Gizem Aksu is a choreographer, dancer and trainer based in Istanbul. She is currently completing the Proficiency Art Programme while conducting seminars at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts’ Contemporary Dance Department. Her works approach the body as a network of interrelations between art, politics and philosophy. She recently started working on his solo performance ‘YU’ in Turkey and Belgium. He also develops a creative process at Aakash Odedra Company (UK) for the creation of #Jesuis. Writes reviews and articles for www.mimesis-dergi.org

MYRTO CHARALAMPOUS (GR)
She is an artist and theoretician residing in Athens. She began her studies in the media department of the University of Athens, where she also completed her master’s degree in cultural and film studies. She is currently a PhD student at the Polytechnic University of Athens (Department of Architecture). She lived in Germany (Berlin and Kassel) for two years. She participated in several dance classes and intensive programs while collaborating with several artists (Reinhild Hoffmann, Deva schubert, Jun Jun, Rachel Kuhn, Stefan Kreutzer).

SELU HERRAIZ – Músico
I practice art as an excuse to live. I seek an integration of the creative act into everyday life. I analyze the relationships between space-time, memory and identity, creating experiences and working with bodies, sounds, spaces and images through a transdisciplinary research.
Photography helps me out of time. From the words I encounter ephemeral answers that, in turn, are the beginning of a new question, the sound to spin in circles.

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