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Gods in Color

Gods in Color 2018

November 6th at 1 p.m. Gods in Color - Talk/Lunch with Vizenz Brinkmann . Forum of the Future . mala voadora

The white marble used in Greek and Roman temples and statues is one of the greatest symbols of Classical Antiquity. This marble can be found in Art History books, museums, and surviving monuments, and it was precisely this material that that was used to produce copies of these objects - during the Renaissance, Neoclassicism and the various revivals of Classicism in Europe and North America - and which continue to be replicated today. In this context, white marble has become synonymous with good taste, and people who know how to appreciate and surround themselves with references to Antiquity. But is it right to associate white with classical aesthetics?

 

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Fausto . residence

Fausto . residence 2018

from October 22nd to November 4th . mala voadora's residence . Fausto . O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo

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mala voadora's 15th Aniversary

mala voadora's 15th Aniversary 2018

November 9th at 10 p.m. mala voadora's 15th Birthday . mala voadora

It's mala voadora's 15th birthday and Rua do Almada building's 5th. Double ephemeris. Party occasion. The night will open with "Ovid's Metamorphosis", performance in the scope of Forum of the Future, and then the celebration follows, with the party. mala voadora and those who worked in it within this 15 years are joined by the DJs MVRIA and Supa to welcome you.

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Fausto

Fausto 2018

December 5th, 6th and 7th at 9 p.m. + December 8th at 4 p.m. Fausto by mala voadora . Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa

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Hodierno

Hodierno 2018

December 13th and 14th at 9 p.m . Hodierno . by Luís Marrafa with 3rd year Dance at Balleteatro Escola Profissional students . mala voadora

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Ovid's Metamorphoses

Ovid's Metamorphoses 2018

November 9th at 11:30 p.m. Ovid's Metamorphoses . Forum of the Future . mala voadora

Although "Western History" tells us that during the Renaissance, classical culture served as a key reference for the West as it entered a period of anthropocentrism, classical mythology, also constitutes a universe of miscegenation between the human and the non-human. Putting aside the considerable differences in terms of the historical context, Ovid's Metamorphoses now seem to resonate within the context of the philosophical breakdown of human supremacy.

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Recurso - Final Presentations

Recurso - Final Presentations 2018

September 4th - 8th . multiple times . participants' collective projects' public presentation . project Recurso  by Estrutura with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes . mala voadora

Recurso is a project from the portuguese theatre company Estrutura, with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes as partners, focused on theatre training. Both a theory and creation course and a research project by a group of trainers are part of it. The course happenned between March and September, 2018, at mala voadora. Between September 4th and 8th, there will be presented two shows co-created by the participants' ("manifesta." e "There's something about the air") and released an online publication. 

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manifesta.

manifesta. 2018

September 4th at 9.30 pm + September 5th at 7 pm . manifesta. . Emanuel Santos, Joana Mont'Alverne, Mafalda Banquart, Tiago Araújo e Tiago Jácome . show cocreated in the scope of Recurso

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There's something about the air

There's something about the air 2018

September 7th at 9.30 pm + September 8th at 7 pm . There's something about the air . Joana Magalhães, João Ventura, Mafalda Lencastre, Sofia Santos Silva e Susana Paixão . show cocreated in the scope of Recurso

We are nostalgists as much as we are futurists

Metamodernist Manifesto

Don´t let the fiction die.

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Creative workshop with Jorge Andrade and José Capela

Creative workshop with Jorge Andrade and José Capela 2018

September, 24th - 26th . between 8.30pm and 11.30pm . Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF), Guimarães

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Queer Porto 4 . No Democracy Here

Queer Porto 4 . No Democracy Here 2018

October 14th at 5 pm . No Democracy Here by Liad Hussein Kantorowicz screening . mala voadora

No Democracy Here deals with the topic of political domination. Liad, a lefty human rights defender dominatrix re-educates her right-wing-leaning obedient submissive slaves.

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Queer Porto 4 . #LOSMICRÓFONOS

Queer Porto 4 . #LOSMICRÓFONOS 2018

October 14th at 8.30 pm . #LOSMICRÓFONOS by Mont de Dutor . mala voadora

How can we become microphones to amplify our discourse? How can we empower pop culture to suggest rhythms, dynamics, sensations and affections with the potential to open the eye of the beholder and the ears of the listener? What does it mean to be pop or popular?

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2018

September 7th + 8th at 10 pm . show Amazónia by mala voadora . Teatro Brás Cubas . Festival Mirada, Brazil

September 12th + 13th at 9 pm . show Amazónia by mala voadora . SESC Vila Mariana, Brazil

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2018

October 5th at 9.30 pm . show Amazónia by mala voadora . Cine-Teatro Louletano, Loulé

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2018

September 29th at 9.30 pm . show Amazónia by mala voadora . Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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Dois por Dois - Mont de Dutor

Dois por Dois - Mont de Dutor 2018

September 3rd - October 24th . artistic residences programme . Mont de Dutor . mala voadora

In residence at mala voadora, Mont de Dutor will plan and build future projects, take part in mala voadora's work processes, namely in the construction of the show Fausto and work on an adaptation of their show #LosMicrófonos.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2018

September 27th at 9.30 pm . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . September

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . September 2018

September 10th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with Tónan Quito.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . December

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . December 2018

December 10th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with Gonçalo Waddington

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . October

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . October 2018

October 10th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with Pedro Penim

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . November

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . November 2018

November 15th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with Vera Mantero

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila + Porto

A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila + Porto 2018

September 17th - 23rd + October 1st - 12th . Residence period in Marvila / Shows on October 13th and 14th . 21:30 . Biblioteca de Marvila, Lisbon

February 7th - March 6th . Residence period in Porto / Shows on March 7th, 8th and 9th . 10:30, 15.00, 16:00 . Teatro Municipal do Porto - Campo Alegre

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila + Porto

A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila + Porto 2018

October 13th at 9.30 pm and October 14th at 5 pm . Biblioteca Municipal de Marvila, Lisbon

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . july

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . july 2018

July 10th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with Tiago Rodrigues

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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MON€Y / Deborah Pearson's artistic residence

MON€Y / Deborah Pearson's artistic residence 2018

from July 23rd to 28th - artistic residence mala voadora + Deborah Pearson . MON€Y

MON€Y has as an epicenter a show that will follow mala voadora and Deborah Pearson collaboration and that will be co-produced by Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . August

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . August 2018

August 10th . 22:00 . mala voadora . White Rabbit, Red Rabbit with João Pedro Mamede

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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your best guess

your best guess 2018

5 - 16 June . show your best guess by mala voadora + Chris Thorpe . United Kingdom tour

 

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Aulas de Autor (Author Classes) #2 . Luis Miguel Lus Arana

Aulas de Autor (Author Classes) #2 . Luis Miguel Lus Arana 2018

mala voadora welcomes the second conference of a cycle on June 5th at 7.00 p.m.

Free entry . Limited seats

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Pergine residence

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Pergine residence 2018

June 11th - July 5th . residence in Pergine, Italy

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . june

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . june 2018

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . may

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . may 2018

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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Y Por Que John Cage? by Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol . Festival DDD

Y Por Que John Cage? by Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol . Festival DDD 2018

12 and 13th May . Y Por Que John Cage? by Jorge Dutor and Guillem Mont de Palol . mala voadora

Y por qué John Cage? [And Why John Cage?] is a dramatic study on sound and meaning in a given speech. The power of the sound of words; sound as structure, as a travelling dynamic."

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Alcobaça

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Alcobaça 2018

11 and 12th May. Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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The Lonely Tasks, by Mara Andrade . Festival DDD

The Lonely Tasks, by Mara Andrade . Festival DDD 2018

28 and 29th Abril + 5 and 6th May . The Lonely Tasks by Mara Andrade . mala voadora . Festival DDD - Dias da Dança 

The Lonely Tasks is a studies series where I intent to document the my body's performative utility.  uma série de estudos onde pretendo explorar e documentar a utilidade performativa do meu corpo. I propose myself to simples tasks, already learnt by me, inserted in an aseptic environment, so that my body reacts by itself: dinner, cleaning, skin care, knitting, physical activities, etc."

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2018

26th April . 7 p.m .  show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Premiere

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Premiere 2018

16, 17 and 18th March . Apollon Theatre . Patras, Greece

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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your best guess

your best guess 2018

4 + 5 May . show your best guess by mala voadora + Chris Thorpe . Here&Now Festival, Manheim

 

Your Best Guess is one of the shows to be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under the Cameo Live program curated by Deborah Pearson, co-director of Forest Fringe. mala voadora and Chris Thorpe will get together again for the premiere of the show in the UK, after the presentations in Portugal during 2015 and 2016.

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Montijo

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Montijo 2018

13 and 14th April . Cinema-Teatro Joaquim D'Almeida . Montijo

A group of people, following a manual of instructions, does a show. Doing a show, as much fun as it is, it's laborious. To entertain themselves and the audience, they tell stories. They speculate on what might be work in the future: who will do it, how it will be done, for whom... And, it's like that, between working and talking about work, that happiness will be sought.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . april

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . april 2018

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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Recurso

Recurso 2018

March 24th . project Recurso  opening . by Estrutura with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes . mala voadora

Recurso is a project from the portuguese theatre company Estrutura, with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes as partners, focused on theatre training. Both a theory and creation course and a research project by a group of trainers are part of it.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . march

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . march 2018

March 10th . 10 p.m. . mala voadora

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Launch

Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Launch 2018

March 22nd . Launch of the Festival DDD - Dias da Dança programming . mala voadora

The Festival DDD – Dias da Dança is a contemporary dance festival that brings together the municipal councils of Porto, Matosinhos and Gaia, through a programme that articulates several performance venues and public spaces, and a multitude of artists, partners and public. 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2018

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2018

AN ENGLISH FAMILY returns to mala voadora in 2018. AN ENGLISH FAMILY is an annual program, which achieves this year its fourth edition and that has an announced ending to 2020. In 2018, between February 15th and 18th, the program presents: I Could Go On Singing (Over the Rainbow) by FK Alexander, Story #1 by Greg Wohead and Rachel Mars and History, History, History  by Deborah Pearson. 

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An English Family 2018 . I Could Go On Singing (Over the Rainbow)

An English Family 2018 . I Could Go On Singing (Over the Rainbow) 2018

February 15th . 10 pm . mala voadora

FK sings live, with accompaniment from noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association and along with the last known recording of Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow, at her final concert in Copenhagen March 25, 1969. This was shortly before her death on June 22, 1969, at the age of 47 by drug overdose.

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An English Family 2018 . History, History, History

An English Family 2018 . History, History, History 2018

February 17th . 10 pm + February 18th . 10 pm . mala voadora

October 23rd, 1956, a revolution started in Hungary. Hungarians fought Soviet troops on the streets, from their homes, and from the Corvin Cinema, the Revolutionary Headquarters. Deborah Pearson loosely “translates” the film that was meant to be premiered at that cinema on that day.

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An English Family 2018 . residences

An English Family 2018 . residences 2018

from February 19th to March 2nd . Xavier de Sousa

 

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Aulas de Autor (Author Classes) #1 . Jimenez Lai

Aulas de Autor (Author Classes) #1 . Jimenez Lai 2018

mala voadora welcomes the first conference of a cycle on February  19th at 9.30 p.m.

Free entry . Limited seats

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An English Family 2018 . Story #1

An English Family 2018 . Story #1 2018

February 16th . 10 pm + February 17th . 6 pm . mala voadora

Story #1 is a reflective consideration of how and why we construct narrative. Greg Wohead and Rachel Mars, in the first piece of an ongoing collaboration between them, made to themselves to create something very unlike what they’d tackled previously in their solo work: they’re interested in exploring where danger can poke through the narrative and intersect with the ‘real’. In TV everything is behind a screen. In performance where we acknowledge from the top that we are all in a room together, the ‘realness’ of that - the real-time shifting boundaries of that contract - presents danger far aside from content.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . february

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . february 2018

February 10th - 10 p.m. . mala voadora

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2018

February 8th + 9th . Moçambique . mala voadora's show . Théâtre National du Luxembourg

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Moçambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2018

January 26th at 9.30 p.m. + January 27h at 7p.m. Amazónia . mala voadora's show . Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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ELAH - study for a collective of organisms

ELAH - study for a collective of organisms 2017

5-17 december . residence ELAH - study for a collective of organisms by THIS TAKES TIME . mala voadora

The international collective THIS TAKES TIME (Aleksandra Osowick, Filipe Pereira, Helena Martos, Inês Campos e Matthieu Ehrlacher) is in residence at mala voadora during the first two weeks of december with ELAH - study for a collective of organisms. ELAH starts in the will to share with the audience the side that is never exposed in their previous project, HALE - a study for an artificial organism.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . january

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit . january 2018

January 10th - 10 p.m. . mala voadora

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . First Public Reading

A Manual on Work and Happiness . First Public Reading 2017

On December 9, an excerpt from the text written by Pablo Gisbert for mala voadora during the Summer residency will be unveiled in a public reading held at 9pm at L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino (Italy). The event will gather the international partners of the project and the community of Mondaino, who will be part of the staged reading.

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White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit 2018

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a blind-date between Nassim Soleimanpour's text and the performer. Nassim Soleimanpour is 35 years old and he's iranian. For non-compliance with military obligations, in 2010, he was forbidden to leave the country. Thus, he wrote a text that could have the circulation that he couldn't - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. A text that doesn't need set, or costumes, or a cast, or rehearsals. In fact, it can not be rehearsed. The performer can't have any knowledge of the text prior to the time - already in front of the audience - it is delivered to him/her.

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Quando nós, os mortos, despertarmos

Quando nós, os mortos, despertarmos 2017

23 - 25 November . show Quando nós, os mortos, despertarmos by Luís Mestre with 2nd year class of Theatre of Balleteatro Escola Profissional . mala voadora

Quando nós, os mortos, despertarmos or When We Dead Awaken, the last play written by Henrik Ibsen, published in 1899 and staged for the first time in the next year, portrays the individual and the irreparable loss of itself, the presence of a missing body and the absence of a present body, and finally the sacrifice and violence of a life for art. 

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Kaspar: Palavra Soprada

Kaspar: Palavra Soprada 2017

18 + 19 November (18:00; 19:00; 21:00; 22:00) . show Kaspar: Palavra Soprada by Alexandre Pieroni Calado . mala voadora

The show Kaspar: Palavra Soprada is at the epicenter of the cross-disciplinary project “Parole Soufflée” with artistic direction of Alexandre Pieroni Calado. “Parole Soufflée” promotes visibility of the prompter function, at the same time as it discusses it as an image of the condition of the subject in his relation with the language. 

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Happy Together 3

Happy Together 3 2017

4-11 November . Happy Together 3 . mala voadora + Teatro Rivoli + Galeria da Biodiversidade

For the third consecutive year, mala voadora joins Fórum do Futuro, doubly: proposing speakers whose talks integrate the programme of the Forum - the ​Voluntary Human Extinction Movement's activist​, Les U. Knight and the artist, technologist and philosopher, ​Koert van Mensvoort ​- and organizing a call for art, “Happy Together“, which focus on the same theme of the Forum of the Future. The winners of this year's edition were Tiago Cadete, Guilherme Sousa + Pedro Azevedo, and Sónia Baptista (with Carolina 
Campos,​ ​Júlia​ ​Rocha​ ​and​ ​Raquel​ ​Melgue). 

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Recurso

Recurso 2018

March to October 2018 . project Recurso  by Estrutura with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes . mala voadora

Recurso is a project from the portuguese theatre company Estrutura, with mala voadora and José Maria Vieira Mendes as partners, focused on theatre training. Both a theory and creation course and a research project by a group of trainers are part of it. The course will happen between March and September, 2018, at mala voadora and will consist of a group of theoretical-practical labs (between March and July) and the development of collective projects (between August and September) then publicly presented at September, 2018. This project is financed by Municipality of Porto's programme Criatório.

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Happy Together 3 .

Happy Together 3 . "Voluntary Human Extinction: Fresh Hope for Planet and People" 2017

10 November (7 pm) . talk Voluntary Human Extinction: Fresh Hope for Planet and People with Les U. Knight/VHEMT . Forum of the Future, Galeria da Biodiversidade (Jardim Botânico)

All human societies encourage procreation, what we short-sightedly call “having children.” This natalism is the natural result of evolution. Throughout our existence, societies which didn’t encourage procreation were overcome by those which did. Although continued growth of our numbers has become a disadvantage, our cultural conditioning prevents us from recognizing this fact. We have been taught that creating another of us is always worthy of celebration. Pair bonding, procreation, and child rearing comprise our default life. Likewise, the idea of our species ceasing to exist in the future is simply unthinkable, though we seem willing to accept tens of thousands of other species’ extinction. Their extinction is considered an unfortunate consequence of our expansion into their habitat — we all have to live somewhere. Wherever we live, not much else lives.



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Happy Together 3 .

Happy Together 3 . "Next Nature: How Technology becomes Nature" 2017

11 November (7 pm) . talk Next Nature: How Technology becomes Nature with Koert van Mensvoort . Forum of the Future, Teatro Rivoli

Interactive paint, medical candy, lab grown meat and the Twitter tooth are a just few of the products that might hit the shelves in the future. Dr. Van Mensvoort designs speculative products to provoke debate on the new technologies that are transforming our lives. Wild systems, genetic surprises autonomous machinery, and beautiful black flowers. Our technological environment has become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that it becomes a nature of its own. Yet, despite our deep-rooted relationship with technology, most of us are still relatively unaware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted or discarded within our society. Dr. Van Mensvoort will show how technology becomes nature in seven steps and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from that.

 

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The Amazon is the saddest place in the world

The Amazon is the saddest place in the world 2017

4-11 November . video installation The Amazon is the saddest place in the world by Sónia Baptista (with Carolina Campos, Júlia Rocha and Raquel Melgue)

A poetic narrative of attractions and repulsions, sane and insane or, one doesn’t know how much, sane. The Amazon is sad because she’s disappearing, the Amazon is sad because she cannot be taken, the Amazon  is sad because she’s losing herself.

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Amazónia is not a fiction

Amazónia is not a fiction 2017

4-11 November . installation Amazónia is not a fiction by Tiago Cadete . Happy Together 3/Forum of the Future . mala voadora

Amazónia is not a fiction is about the documentation of Tiago Cadete’s ten-day trip to the Amazon. That trip was made with the intention of taking only one photograph that could represent the whole trip.

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Horto - form from touch

Horto - form from touch 2017

4-11 November . installation Horto - form from touch by Guilherme de Sousa and Pedro Azevedo . mala voadora

The installation “Horto – form from touch” aims to trigger a relationship between two different groups of people, based on the exchange of affection between the people and the plant. That relation between humans and plants is defined by science as Thigmomorphogenesis (of the Greek thigmo "touch", morpho "form ", and genesis "origin").

 

 

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Battle of Ideas 2017 - Who and what are the Arts for?

Battle of Ideas 2017 - Who and what are the Arts for? 2017

2 November (21:30) . Battle of Ideas 2017 - Who and what are the Arts for? . Maus Hábitos, Porto

mala voadora is a promotion partner of this year's edition of Battle of Ideas, happening on November 2nd, at 9.30 p.m., at Maus Hábitos, Porto. This year's edition has "Who and what are the Arts for?  as motto and will count with the presence of Vânia Rodrigues, Alexandra Balona, Vera Mota, Manick Govinda and Alistair Donald.

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2017

November 245h + 25th at 9.30 p.m. Amazónia . mala voadora's show . Theatro Circo (Braga)

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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Amazónia

Amazónia 2017

November 9th-11th + 15th-19th. Thursday to Saturday at 9 p.m. // Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Amazónia . mala voadora's show . São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisboa)

A group of avant-garde artists goes to Amazonia to shoot an ecological soap opera. The planet needs it, people are interested, it's ethical, it's urgent, it is going to have audience. #compromisedart The artists are looking for financing and the soap opera's characters too, because they also want to undertake: they want to civilize Amazonia, follow the universal path of civilization. The artists want the soap opera to be realistic - that the actions of the characters are carried out with truth - and we do too. The realism is the future. “Even if it’s true that we really are screwed, let’s not spend the rest of our lives on this planet telling ourselves how screwed we are.”

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Terás sempre a promessa de voltar ao lugar de partida

Terás sempre a promessa de voltar ao lugar de partida 2017

21 (10 pm) + 22 (6 pm) October . show Terás sempre a promessa de voltar ao lugar de partida by Ricardo Vaz Trindade . mala voadora

Any of this is new: the consumer society blurred identity, culture and language outlines and created the successful man and woman image, happy people with photoshop-smiles. The media promises placate frustrations and promulgate the goal of always having more, be more grow more. “Terás a promessa de voltar ao lugar de partida” is the story of a woman in conflict with her own growth; a woman with an economy, that has to grow to survive. 

 

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

21 October .  show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Ad Bestias - Um manual de decoração para sobreviventes

Ad Bestias - Um manual de decoração para sobreviventes 2017

14 (10 pm) + 15 (6 pm) October . show Ad Bestias - Um manual de decoração para sobreviventes by Rafaela Jacinto . mala voadora

The day before my 21st birthday, I got an Hospital red band. The color that covered my wrist was the same the Roman Emperor used to paint the dead beasts at the arena, before offering them to the audience. «Trauma survivors who have PTSD develop trust, closeness and communication issues, which can affect the way they act with others.»

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Your Sexts are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts are Shit: Older Better Letters 2017

8 October (8.30 pm) . show Your Sexts are Shit: Older Better Letters by Rachel Mars . Queer Porto 3 . mala voadora

In October 2017 Rachel brings a special Queer edition of Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters to Porto. The show features letters from  Joyce, Frida Kahlo, some gay monks. Georgia O'Keeffe, Mozart, Charles Bukowski, Radclyffe Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt and others, plus sexts sent to her by anonymous donation.  

 

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

13 October .  show Moçambique by mala voadora . TAGV, Coimbra

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Ambulatório AICA . Talk with Paulo Pires do Vale and Delfim Sardo

Ambulatório AICA . Talk with Paulo Pires do Vale and Delfim Sardo 2017

30 September (5pm) . Ambulatório AICA . Talk with Paulo Pires do Vale and Delfim Sardo . in partnership with Culturgest . mala voadora

On the September 30th, mala voadora welcomes the second meeting in the scope of Ambulatório AICA programme,  this time about the presentation of a book on Alberno Carneiro's three instalations. The three pieces - in exhibition at Culturgest Porto until October 1st - make up telluric situations, in which the countryside presence, recriated in the exhibition area by the rigorous and careful organization of the nature cycle elements.

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sim sim não não

sim sim não não 2017

28 September . show sim sim não não by João Rodrigues, Maria Duarte and Sílvia Figueiredo . Circular – Festival de Artes Performativas . mala voadora

"If I think of someone who tells a story, I imagine a group of people huddled and around them a huge space... particularly scary... maybe they're leaning against the wall, maybe close to the fire, to the fireplace... somewhere, to me, a story is a shelter. [...] The story teller is, at the same time, in the center, intimately, and far on the horizon. He's the horizon, with the story of one side, and in the other, with the universal."

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Winning projects . Call for Art Happy Together 3

Winning projects . Call for Art Happy Together 3 2017

AMAZÔNIA NÃO É UMA FICÇÃO (Amazon is not a fiction) by Tiago Cadete, A AMAZÓNIA É O SÍTIO MAIS TRISTE DO MUNDO (The Amazon is the saddest place in the world) by Sónia Baptista with Carolina Campos and Júlia Rocha, and HORTO – UMA FORMA QUE VEM DO TOQUE (Horto - form from touch) by Guilherme de Sousa and Pedro Azevedo are the call for art's three winning projects of the Happy Together programe's 3rd edition, promoted by mala voadora in partnership with the Municipality of Porto.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

30 September . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

20-24 September . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Maria Matos, Lisboa

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

15 September . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Cine-Teatro Avenida, Castelo Branco

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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O Espetáculo Mais Contemporâneo do Mundo

O Espetáculo Mais Contemporâneo do Mundo 2017

9 (part 1, 19h + part 2, 22h) + 10 (part 1, 15h + part 2, 18h) September . show O Espetáculo Mais Contemporâneo do Mundo by Joana Magalhães . mala voadora

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HAPPY TOGETHER 3 . Call for Art

HAPPY TOGETHER 3 . Call for Art 2017

4 July - 3 September . call for art HAPPY TOGETHER 3 . in partnership with the Municipality of Porto

mala voadora launches Happy Together 3rd edition's call. Once again, this third edition is a partnership between mala voadora, preparing a show called "Amazónia" to be premiered in November, around ecological questions, and Forum of the Future (Municipality of Porto) which, this year, has "Terra Elétrica" or "Electric Earth" as subject. The research process that mala voadora has been doing for the show "Amazónia"  and Forum of the Future's subject converge in a common thematic territory, in which seems the perfect ilustration of what does it mean to be "happy together".

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Dois por Dois . Greg Wohead -  Selected Artist 2017

Dois por Dois . Greg Wohead - Selected Artist 2017 2017

16 August - 16 October. residency by Greg Wohead . Dois por Dois - mala voadora's international residency programme . mala voadora

Between 16 August and 16 October, with the support of the Municipality of Porto, it is time for the first international residency under DOIS POR DOIS, mala voadora's international residency programme. In 2017, the selected artist is Greg Wohead. Greg Wohead will be working on in different projects, like Call it a Day, a theatre performance made from in loop recreations of a talk wih a Amish couple who decided to que decidiu abdicate of modern technology in the name of their religion, and Story #2, in collaboration with Rachel Mars, a research on the possibilities of radical narrative covertly influenced by political events of 2016. 

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your best guess

your best guess 2017

21-26 August . show your best guess by mala voadora + Chris Thorpe . Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK

Your Best Guess is one of the shows to be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under the Cameo Live program curated by Deborah Pearson, co-director of Forest Fringe. mala voadora and Chris Thorpe will get together again for the premiere of the show in the UK, after the presentations in Portugal during 2015 and 2016.

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Chego sempre tarde aos funerais importantes

Chego sempre tarde aos funerais importantes 2017

7-13 August . residency Chego sempre tarde aos funerais importantes by Catarina Vieira . mala voadora

This project is a reflection about love and death. How do we prepare ourselves to love? How do we prepare ourselves to death? We prepare a rendez-vous with the meticulous care of who prepares a terrorist attack. In both cases, anyone would think we're crazy if they knew all the details invested in this preparations. We intend to explore and feed the tensions between the lonely hero's narrative, who's always ready for everything, with the action fields where the preparation's idea is maybe absurd and dramatic: the love and death.

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Writing Residency

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Writing Residency 2017

1-13 August . writing residency A Manual on Work and Happiness by mala voadora + Pablo Gisbert, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Italy

L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino is hosting the Writing Residency of the project A Manual on Work and Happiness in the first half of August. Jorge Andrade and José Capela (mala voadora) and Catalan writer Pablo Gisbert will jointly create the text of the play which will generate four different performances in four different cities in 2018. These performances will include the participation of the local communities of Patras (Greece), Alcobaça (Portugal), Montijo (Portugal) and Pergine (Italy).

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Eurodance

Eurodance 2017

24-29 July . residency Eurodance by Rogério Nuno Costa/BCN . mala voadora

EURODANCE is a geopolitical and techno-emotional hecatomb, a 190 beats- per-minute counting down towards the end of the world, a bad trip on a rave-plane Hamburgo/Ibiza with elliptic stopover at Pará and emergency landing for fuel at Luanda, a psychotropic drug also known as AzeitegeistTM.

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . International Seminar on Work and Happiness

A Manual on Work and Happiness . International Seminar on Work and Happiness 2017

14 + 15 July . International Seminar on Work and Happiness . A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Pergine, Italy

The project will be launched during Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Performing Arts Festival with the International Seminar on Work and Happiness, on July 14 – 15 2017, where experts will be invited to present their research and the audience will be able to participate in the discussion as well as exchange opinions and perspectives on the topics: happiness, work, laziness, creativity.

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Laboratório Estrutura + José Maria Vieira Mendes

Laboratório Estrutura + José Maria Vieira Mendes 2017

4-7 July . Laboratório Estrutura + José Maria Vieira Mendes . mala voadora

Estrutura invited José Maria Vieira Mendes to collaborate on developing a theoretical-practical laboratory, which will start from some ideas around theatrical studies, defended in “Uma coisa não é outra coisa” by José Maria Vieira Mendes (Livros Cotovia, 2016), used to the issue of identities. How do I introduce myself? How am I perceived?  - questions with implications for artistic speech's production and thought on shows.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

6 July . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Festival de Almada

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Longo Curso

Longo Curso 2017

1 (10 pm) + 2 (6 pm) July . show Longo Curso by Rita Morais . mala voadora

LONGO CURSO has the identity manifestation through movement as main engine. It explores particularly the parallelism between running's practice and emigration, between the athlete and the traveller, being that in both cases, even if in different scales, the movement triggers a similar research, questioning and identity's (re)definition process.

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Beaumarchais

Beaumarchais 2017

22 June - 2 July . show Beaumarchais by mala voadora + Pedro Amaral . Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisboa 

Beaumarchais results from a partnership betweenmala voadora and Pedro Amaral, a composer, maestro and musicologist. It is an opera based on three texts of "Beaumarchais" that already were, all of them, adapted to an opera in the past. The three new versions will be studio recorded, being that studio the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II's stage. There will be the soundproof recording cabin, the microphones, the mixing tables, monitors, all the equipment, catering, technicians, cleaning team, the concierge staff, RP's, everything. There will be real workers - elements of the working class,fulfilling its political and social vocation, that will claim their rights. They will fight, do revolutions and lynch the oppressors. This show could be called Revolutionary Riots at Deutsche Grammophon, or Class Struggle at Decca (this one's less glamorous). Beaumarchais would have like it.

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Showbusiness

Showbusiness 2017

27 + 28 June. open rehearsal + show Showbusiness . mala voadora

SHOWBUSINESS was conceived by mala voadora, a theatre company, for PARTIS, Calouste Gulbenkian Fundation's program.

We gathered two social partners - the Escola de Comércio do Porto and A3S, specialized in social entrepreneurship and evaluation – in order to construct, together, and artistic program that goes along a professional course class.

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Dois por Dois . International residency programme

Dois por Dois . International residency programme

Dois por Dois is the international residency programme promoted by mala voadora with the support of the Municipality of Porto. In case you’re wondering, ‘dois por dois’ stands for something like ‘two for two’. That is because this residency programme will use our two apartments upstairs to host two artists or curators every year - one from the performing arts and the other from any other art form - that could benefit from this and as long as mala voadora is an adequate space for the work involved.

 

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Coleção Delirar a Anatomia: O Palco & O Pavilhão

Coleção Delirar a Anatomia: O Palco & O Pavilhão 2017

8-11 June. residency Coleção Delirar a Anatomia: O Palco & O Pavilhão by Ana Rita Teodoro . mala voadora

Delirar a Anatomia  is a collection of feverish studies dedicated to a body part, it is an operation method. A project based in the anatomy study - its history, chinese medicine's perspective, physiology and paleontology — in iconographic or literary crossings, as well as in the empirical experience, that leads to writing scores and coreographic composition. The delirium happens in the friction of facts and fictions, it happens in the attack of the organs and its designted funcions. The ambition is to provoke crysis and revolutions that aloud more freedom in the body's creation and, like this, to redesign its forms, gestures and functions and, like this, to enlarge its way of being and existing. The studies are focused in the orifice. The orifice as pitstop, because the traffic between the inside and the outside provides the delirium. To delirious is to pass.

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Rifar o meu coração

Rifar o meu coração 2017

3 (8 pm) + 4 (6 pm) June . show Rifar o meu coração by Mónica Calle . mala voadora

This creation started with the brazalian documentary “Vou Rifar Meu Coração”, by Ana Rieper, exhibited at IndieLisboa 2012 Festival. The person responsible describes the show as "a work about love and the relation with the music, on a constant swing between fiction and reality. Around a bar table, 15 actores work on the confession's idea, strating from chance or random.

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

8 June . show Moçambique by mala voadora . PT.17, Montemor-o-Novo

Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique asceu in 1973 and came to Portugal at the age of 4, but in Mozambique (the show) he builds a biography as if he had returned there and lived there all his life. To make this story credible, we imposed it on the History of the country. Jorge Andrade, tomato paste manufacturer, is now part of the Mozambique's History, of its political vicissitudes, of its situation in the context of the Cold War, of the processes of the international economy to which the newly independent country was faced up to.

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Talk with João Ribas, Delfim Sardo and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

Talk with João Ribas, Delfim Sardo and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha 2017

10 June (5 pm) . talk with João Ribas, Delfim Sardo e Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (in partnership with Culturgest) . mala voadora

mala voadora receives, for the first time, a meeting of AICA program, about the exhbitian Afásia Tática by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha at Culturgest Porto. 

The project Afasia Tática, conceived by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha for Culturgest Porto's space, originated in a movie, still in in process of completion, which is decomposed in four screens. The fundamental libretto present in this movie was designed for the piece Sancta Viscera Tua, presented in two churches in Portugal, in times of lent, at the invitation of the Porto's Cathedral's parish priest, in order to build a participatory ceremony, open to all, that could include collective singing, gesture and light.

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Nome

Nome 2017

27 (10 pm)+ 28 (6 pm) May . show NOME by Carolina Campos and Márcia Lança . mala voadora

We start with the old images' universe, images abandoned at fairs, forgotten, left behind. We grabbed this world's fragment to shift it in time, give it new meaning, a sense different from the original, making it explode in various directions and ways. 

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Légende

Légende 2017

20 (10 pm) + 21 (6 pm) May. show Légende by Romain Teule . mala voadora

Légende is a project that, using the conference codes, will approach these questions, having the bird's language and the study of what it can create as a starting point. Légende is an attempt to enter the word's world, to play with them, to question them. What are its powers, its failures? A word as an act.

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Workshop DasArts Feedback Method

Workshop DasArts Feedback Method 2017

11-13 May . workshop DasArts Feedback Method with Manolis Tsipos (FESTIVAL DDD - DIAS DA DANÇA) . mala voadora

“Feedback” is one of the most central used tools in DasArts. For the artists who receive feedback, it is one of the most important ways of testing their work and how it is received, with shares of one to one, as well as to the group (peer review). Impressions, critics, suggestions, tips and tricks: everything's included in the notion of "feedback". And all of that is one of the most central tools used in the artistic practice: between directors and actores, playwrighters and critics, students and mentors, artists and their audiences.

 

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A Morte da Audiência

A Morte da Audiência 2017

6 (4 pm) + 7 (3 pm) May . show A Morte da Audiência by Bruno Humberto (FESTIVAL DDD -  DIAS DA DANÇA) . mala voadora

A performance around the spectator's nature - the expectations, relations, tensions and roles each one accept, individually or as a group, in the situation of a show or scenic terror. Through dance, video, physical theatre, performance and sound, it presents an absurd essay on the spectator, its responsability, action and passivity in large scale.

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Point of You

Point of You 2017

29 (4 pm) + 30 (3 pm) Aprill . show Point of You by Ricardo Machado & Anna Réti (FESTIVAL DDD -  DIAS DA DANÇA) . mala voadora

Point of You is a game between two performers. Between two performers and their audience. Between two performers and two audiences. Between each one of the performers and its own audience. 

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Der Elgnuj

Der Elgnuj 2017

8 (10 pm) + 9 (6 pm) April . show Der Elgnuj by Carlota Lagido . mala voadora

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

1 + 2 April . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Centro Cultural Guaíra, Curitiba (Brazil)

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spa

spa 2017

1 (10 pm) + 2 (6 pm) April . show spa by David Cabecinha . via streaming in https://youtu.be/r_rKESuUEsw

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2017

8-9 April . show Moçambique by mala voadora . SESC Vila Mariana, São Paulo (Brazil)

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Vala Comum

Vala Comum 2017

14-19 February. residency Vala Comum by Andresa Soares . mala voadora

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY (SINGLE-PARENT) . Triple Threat

AN ENGLISH FAMILY (SINGLE-PARENT) . Triple Threat 2017

19th March (7 pm) . show Triple Threat by Lucy McCormick . AN ENGLISH FAMILY (SINGLE-PARENT) . mala voadora

Hit of the last edition of the Edinburgh International Festival, Lucy McCormick's Triple Threat presents a trashstep-dubpunk version of the New Testament: a medieval mystery for the modern world.

 

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Call for Workshop/Call for Lazyshop
Rabbits

Rabbits 2017

25 (10 pm) e 26 (6 pm) February. show Rabbits by Pedro Baptista . mala voadora

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Minotauro

Minotauro 2017

4 (10 pm) e 5 (6 pm) March . show Minotauro by David Esteves and Jani Zhao . mala voadora

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Workshop O Teatro do Espectador

Workshop O Teatro do Espectador 2017

8-9 March . workshop O Teatro do Espectador by Terceira Pessoa . mala voadora

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The Old Image of Being Loved

The Old Image of Being Loved 2017

11 (10 pm) e 12 (6 pm) March . show The Old Image of Being Loved by Terceira Pessoa and Óscar Silva . mala voadora

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Efígie

Efígie 2017

21-26 March . residency Efígie by Flávio Rodrigues . mala voadora

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FAKE!

FAKE! 2017

11 (10 pm) e 12 (6 pm) February . show FAKE!  by Ana Valentim, Mariana Ferreira, Mário Coelho and Pedro Baptista  . mala voadora

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philatélie

philatélie 2017

4 February . show philatélie by mala voadora . Cineteatro de Vila Nova de Cerveira

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Terrarium

Terrarium 2016

26 (10pm) e 27 (6 pm) November . show Terrarium by André Uerba . mala voadora

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HAPPY TOGETHER 2016

HAPPY TOGETHER 2016 2016

2-5 November . programme HAPPY TOGETHER 2016 . mala voadora + Teatro Rivoli

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2016

4 + 5 November . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Viriato, Viseu

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Assentar sobre a Subida das Águas

Assentar sobre a Subida das Águas 2016

22 (10pm) e 23 (6pm) October . show Assentar sobre a Subida das Águas by Sónia Baptista . mala voadora

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 2016

11 - 16 September . programme An English Family 2016 . mala voadora

AN ENGLISH FAMILY returns to malavoadora.porto between the 11th and the 16th October. This edition offers a special session of “Readings in the Monastery” with Chris Thorpe, multiple screenings of a selection of films by Ben Wheatley and performances from Forced Entertainment, Third Angel and Ira Brand - she co-runs Edinburgh’s Forest Fringe and will make a performance about gender, sexuality, power and Bruce Springsteen. Come and meet the family.

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . The Lad Lit Project

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . The Lad Lit Project 2016

12 October (10pm) . show The Lad Lit Project by Third Angel . mala voadora 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle - Sightseers

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle - Sightseers 2016

13 October (7 pm) . film Sightseers by Ben Wheatley . mala voadora 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle  - Down Terrace

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle - Down Terrace 2016

13 October . film Down Terrace by Ben Wheatley . mala voadora

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Weathley Cycle - Kill List

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Weathley Cycle - Kill List 2016

14 October (7pm) . film Kill List by Ben Wheatley . mala voadora 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle - A Field In England

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Ben Wheatley Cycle - A Field In England 2016

14 October (10pm) . film A Field In England by Ben Wheatley . mala voadora 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Break Yourself

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Break Yourself 2016

15 October (10pm) . show Break Yourself  by Ira Brand . mala voadora

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Quizoola!

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Quizoola! 2016

16 October (4pm) . show Quizoola!  by Forced Entertainment . mala voadora

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Leituras no Mosteiro

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2016 . Leituras no Mosteiro 2016

11 October (9pm) . Leituras no Mosteiro . in partnership with Teatro Nacional São João, Porto

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Queer Porto 2 . Meeting Point @mala voadora

Queer Porto 2 . Meeting Point @mala voadora 2016

5-9 October (16:30-20:30) . meeting point . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . Su8marino

Queer Porto 2 . Su8marino 2016

9 October (7 pm) . installation/performance work in progress SU8MARINO . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . Normcore Narratives

Queer Porto 2 . Normcore Narratives 2016

9 October (17:30) . cycle Normcore Narratives . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . V, ou Finalmente a Casa Amarela

Queer Porto 2 . V, ou Finalmente a Casa Amarela 2016

8 October (17:30) . show V, ou Finalmente a Casa Amarela by Gonçalo C. Ferreira . mala voadora  (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . Masterclass New Queer Cinema (with Tom Kalin e Cheryl Dunye)

Queer Porto 2 . Masterclass New Queer Cinema (with Tom Kalin e Cheryl Dunye) 2016

7 October (11am) . masterclass New Queer Cinema with Tom Kalin e Cheryl Dunye . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . In My Shorts

Queer Porto 2 . In My Shorts 2016

6-7 October (17:30) . competition In My Shorts . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Queer Porto 2 . Velvet N'Goldmine

Queer Porto 2 . Velvet N'Goldmine 2016

5 October (17:30) . show Velvet N'Goldmine by Flávio Leihan . mala voadora (Queer Porto 2)

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Dança da Crise ou Talvez Ele Pudesse Pensar Primeiro e Dançar Depois ou Como Fazer Coisas sem Dança ou Oldschool #40

Dança da Crise ou Talvez Ele Pudesse Pensar Primeiro e Dançar Depois ou Como Fazer Coisas sem Dança ou Oldschool #40 2016

29 September (10 pm)  . Dança da Crise ou Talvez Ele Pudesse Pensar Primeiro e Dançar Depois ou Como Fazer Coisas sem Dança ou Oldschool #40 by João dos Santos Martins . mala voadora 

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2016

23 - 27 September . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Lisboa

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O Declive e a Inclinação

O Declive e a Inclinação 2016

24 (10 pm) + 25 (6 pm) September . show O Declive e a Inclinação by Alexandre Pieroni Calado e João Ferro Martins . mala voadora

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winners . Call for Art HAPPY TOGETHER 2016
HAPPY TOGETHER 2016 . Call for Art
Practicing Paradigm

Practicing Paradigm 2016

27 July . filming/performance Practicing Paradigm by Dinis Machado . mala voadora

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PAPs de Dança e Teatro - Balleteatro

PAPs de Dança e Teatro - Balleteatro 2016

7 (21h30) e 8 (21h00)  julho . apresentações das PAPs de Dança e Teatro pelos alunos finalistas do Balleteatro . mala voadora 

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mala voadora 2017 . open call
Visita à mala voadora com José Capela . Semana Acesso Cultura

Visita à mala voadora com José Capela . Semana Acesso Cultura 2016

18 junho (18h00-18h30) . visita à mala voadora com José Capela no âmbito da Semana Acesso Cultura . mala voadora 

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Minotauro

Minotauro 2016

7-12 June . residency Minotauro by David Esteves and Jani Zhao . mala voadora 

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THE TEMPEST™, amusement park

THE TEMPEST™, amusement park 2016

8 June (9 pm) . THE TEMPEST™, amusement park by Rogério Nuno Costa with the students of the 2nd year of the Degree in Theatre, University of Minho . mala voadora 

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Pirandello

Pirandello 2016

3 de junho (21h30) e 4 de junho (19h00) . espetáculo Pirandello da mala voadora . Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli

Pirandello não é uma encenação de uma peça de Pirandello, nem uma biografia do escritor italiano, autor multifacetado e distinguido com um Prémio Nobel da Literatura em 1934. Contudo, Pirandello é uma biografia: a história de Mattia Pascal, tal como a inventou Pirandello, em 1904, no livro Ele Foi Mattia Pascal. Foi este romance que a mala voadora adaptou para teatro, para fazer um espetáculo chamado Pirandello

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Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Meeting Point

Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Meeting Point 2016

28, 29, 30 April + 5,6,7 May . Meeting Point . Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . mala voadora

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Kid As King

Kid As King

29 (18:30) + 30 (15:00) April . show Kid As King by Bruno Senune . mala voadora (Festival DDD - Dias da Dança)

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Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Opening Party

Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . Opening Party 2016

30 April (22:00-2:00) . Opening Party . Festival DDD - Dias da Dança . mala voadora

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Op. 20, Acto I

Op. 20, Acto I 2016

6 (18:30) e 7 (15:00) May . show Op. 20, Acto I by Gonçalo C. Ferreira . mala voadora (Festival DDD - Dias da Dança)

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Prado de Fundo

Prado de Fundo 2016

9 (10pm) + 10 (6pm) April . show Prado de Fundo by SillySeason . mala voadora

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50 Toneladas

50 Toneladas 2016

2 (10 pm) + 3 (6 pm) April . show 50 Toneladas by Carlota Lagido . mala voadora

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Ensaio para uma cartografia (ou os sete pecados)

Ensaio para uma cartografia (ou os sete pecados) 2016

19 (10pm) + 20 (6pm) March. show Ensaio para uma cartografia (ou os sete pecados) by  Mónica Calle . mala voadora

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Santos e Pecadores

Santos e Pecadores 2016

12 (10pm) + 13 (6pm) . show Santos e Pecadores by André Murraças . mala voadora 

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Universos Paralelos

Universos Paralelos 2016

11 + 12 March . show Universos Paralelos by mala voadora . Teatro Virgínia (Torres Novas)

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Alla Prima

Alla Prima 2016

5 (10pm) + 6 (6pm) March . show Alla Prima by Tiago Cadete . mala voadora 

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Universos Paralelos

Universos Paralelos 2016

26-28 February + 2-6 March . show Universos Paralelos by mala voadora . Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisboa) 

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Masterclass with Trajal Harrell

Masterclass with Trajal Harrell

25 + 26 February . masterclass with Trajal Harrell (in partnership with Serralves). mala voadora 

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SHOWBUSINESS . primeiro ciclo de trabalho
Colon of Duty

Colon of Duty 2016

30 (16:30) January . artistic platform Colon of Duty by Rabbit Hole . malavoadora.porto

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Uma Gaivota

Uma Gaivota 2016

18-25 January . residency Uma Gaivota by Estrutura . malavoadora.porto

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A Constituição

A Constituição 2016

11-17 January . residency A Constituição  by Colectivo 84 . malavoadora.porto

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Waltz

Waltz 2016

9 (10pm) + 10 (6pm) January . show Waltz by Voadora Compañía . malavoadora.porto

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Macha

Macha 2015

16 + 17 December . show Macha by Mariana Tengner Barros / Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte . malavoadora.porto

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WEB 2.0 A obra de arte e imagem consumo na era digital

WEB 2.0 A obra de arte e imagem consumo na era digital 2015

5, 6, 12, 13, 16 + 17 December . exhibition WEB 2.0 A obra de arte e imagem consumo na era digital by António MV . malavoadora.porto

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Cápsula

Cápsula 2015

12 (10pm) + 13 (6pm) December . show Cápsula by Rabbit Hole . malavoadora.porto

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Terreno Selvagem

Terreno Selvagem 2015

30 November - 6 December . residency Terreno Selvagem  by Miguel Castro Caldas, Pedro Gil & Raquel Castro

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An English Family

An English Family 2015

27 + 28 November . An English Family programme by mala voadora . malavoadora.porto

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Baroque Musings

Baroque Musings 2015

9-15 November . residency Baroque Musings by António MV + Lotte van Gelder . malavoadora.porto

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Happy Together

Happy Together 2015

7 + 8 November . Happy Together programme by mala voadora . mala voadora.porto

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Hamlet

Hamlet 2014

mala voadora does a Hamlet - from Shakespeare's version of the play known as “the bad quarto”.

Our work is not based on repertory. But we like “plays”. With the same conviction as we don't limit ourselves to them. Plays, from the most ancient to the newest, are raw materials that we manipulate with as much freedom as we feel necessary to the show (text servicing the show and not the other way around). 

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Hamlet, o príncipe da Dinamarca

Hamlet, o príncipe da Dinamarca 2014

28-30 outubro . oficina no âmbito do projecto Hamlet . São Luiz Teatro Municipal

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Hamlet

Hamlet 2014

mala voadora does a Hamlet - from Shakespeare's version of the play known as “the bad quarto”.

Our work is not based on repertory. But we like “plays”. With the same conviction as we don't limit ourselves to them. Plays, from the most ancient to the newest, are raw materials that we manipulate with as much freedom as we feel necessary to the show (text servicing the show and not the other way around). 

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Eurodance

Eurodance 2015

24 + 25 October . show Eurodance by Rogério Nuno Costa / BCN . mala voadora.porto

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Viúva, porém Honesta

Viúva, porém Honesta 2015

16-18 October . show Viúva, porém Honesta by Magiluth . mala voadora.porto

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Happy Together . Call For Art
Queer Porto 1

Queer Porto 1 2015

07-10 October . Queer Porto 1 . mala voadora.porto

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in the fall the fox, e na queda raposar

in the fall the fox, e na queda raposar 2015

1 October (21:30) . performance in the fall the fox, e na queda raposar by Sónia Baptista . Circular Festival . mala voadora.porto

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Impostor

Impostor 2015

In the workplace, three employees dispute the small powers, climbing and descending the stairs of hierarchy. They reveal themselves between reports, memos and the consumables closet, where they keep the anguish of their souls. «Impostor» is a game with absurd rules, in which the goal is to destroy others, inflating the importance of the role they play in the organizations' structure. Confused? They aren't. They know very well that the semiannual bonuses depend on the talent of their every move.  

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Um Triste Ensaio Sobre a Beleza

Um Triste Ensaio Sobre a Beleza 2015

11-18 September . residency  Um Triste Ensaio Sobre a Beleza by Mara Andrade . mala voadora.porto

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uma cidade inteira dentro de uma sala

uma cidade inteira dentro de uma sala 2015

10 September . final presentation of Vitória 283 . uma cidade inteira dentro de uma sala . mala voadora.porto 

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the Paradise project

the Paradise project 2014

mala voadora + Third Angel

As What I Heard About The World approaches 100 presentations in countries like Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brasil, Finland, France, Greece, Lebanon and Poland, and before it heads out to Belgium and the United States, Lisbon's mala voadora and Sheffield's Third Angel collaborate again on a new show. It is, quite literally, a project.

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L-O-V-E

L-O-V-E 2015

25 (21:30) + 26 (17:00) July . show L-O-V-E by Paula Diogo . mala voadora.porto

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Closing Party FITEI

Closing Party FITEI 2015

20 June (11.30pm) . Closing party FITEI . mala voadora.porto

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Hamlet

Hamlet

mala voadora does a Hamlet - from Shakespeare's version of the play known as “the bad quarto”.

Our work is not based on repertory. But we like “plays”. With the same conviction as we don't limit ourselves to them. Plays, from the most ancient to the newest, are raw materials that we manipulate with as much freedom as we feel necessary to the show (text servicing the show and not the other way around). 

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Expatriados

Expatriados 2015

9-20 June. programme Expatriados by Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica (FITEI) . mala voadora.porto

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Hamlet

Hamlet

mala voadora does a Hamlet - from Shakespeare's version of the play known as “the bad quarto”.

Our work is not based on repertory. But we like “plays”. With the same conviction as we don't limit ourselves to them. Plays, from the most ancient to the newest, are raw materials that we manipulate with as much freedom as we feel necessary to the show (text servicing the show and not the other way around). 

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Título e Escritura

Título e Escritura 2013

mala voadora + Teatro Oficina

The protagonist of Título e Escritura arrives on stage as a traveler that stumbles upon the audience. He explores that situation. Rambles through things that spring to his mind. Mostly about his own past. He refers to what might have been familiar in that past and confronts the audience in from of him.

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Hamlet

Hamlet

mala voadora does a Hamlet - from Shakespeare's version of the play known as “the bad quarto”.

Our work is not based on repertory. But we like “plays”. With the same conviction as we don't limit ourselves to them. Plays, from the most ancient to the newest, are raw materials that we manipulate with as much freedom as we feel necessary to the show (text servicing the show and not the other way around). 

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Wanted

Wanted 2015

29-31 May . show Wanted by Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes . mala voadora.porto

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Mechanical Monsters

Mechanical Monsters 2015

18-24 May . residency Mechanical Monsters by Rui Neto . mala voadora.porto

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Artistic residency of Chris Thorpe in Porto
Arte no/e o espaço público

Arte no/e o espaço público 2015

07 May (21:30) . performance arte no/e o espaço público by Carla Cruz . Festival Performance Urbana . mala voadora.porto

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Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit 2015

11 April (7pm) . book launch Tempus Fugit with poems of Sónia Baptista and drawings of Bárbara Assis Pacheco . mala voadora.porto

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protocolo

protocolo 2014

An actor and an actress welcome the audience at the studio-theatre room of the National Theatre Dona Maria II in Lisbon. They are both Portuguese, they have studied theater together and they are part of mala voadora. They aim to please the audience. As everybody does. Generally, the reactions of enjoyment of those whom we please are vital; they are a source of contentment (and how actors do appreciate them!). These two actors will give an account of a full day in the life of Louis XIV, the Sun King, the French ‘Roi-Soleil’.

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Terceira Via

Terceira Via 2015

28-29 March . performance Terceira Via by Rogério Nuno Costa . mala voadora.porto

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Calendar

December 5th, 6th and 7th at 9 p.m. + December 8th at 4 p.m . Fausto by mala voadora . Centro Cultural de Belém

December 10th at 10 p.m. White Rabbit, Red Rabbit #10 . Gonçalo Waddington . mala voadora

mala voadora

A mala voadora foi fundada por Jorge Andrade e José Capela, e apresentou o seu primeiro espetáculo em 2003. Para além de Portugal, apresentou espetáculos em Alemanha, Bélgica, Bósnia Herzegovina, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Escócia, Estados Unidos da América, Finlândia, França, Grécia, Inglaterra, Líbano, Luxemburgo e Polónia. Em 2013, inaugurou o edifício da Rua do Almada, no Porto. Em 2018, a mala voadora inicia uma nova fase do seu percurso, na qual cria e programa de modo integrado. Se somos “uma companhia de teatro que programa”, as perguntas são: (1) o que é programar quando são especificamente artistas a fazê-lo? e (2) como é que uma companhia que programa faz espetáculos? E, sobretudo: (3) como podem estas duas perguntas interrelacionar-se?