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WINDOWS, by José Capela

WINDOWS, by José Capela

from December 11th, 2020 to February 28th, 2021 . WINDOWS, by José Capela . Official Portuguese Representation at PQ19 - Prague Quadrennial Performance Design and Space . MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisbon)

Dates extension: WINDOWS, by José Capela from December 6th tp 25th april 2021, at the MNAA - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon.

12th September to 10th October 2021 . WINDOWS . wednesdays to sundays - 2 pm to 6 pm . mala voadora

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3 open classes

3 open classes 2021

9th april . 2 pm . https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/84200212463… (ID reunião: 842 0021 2463 | Senha de acesso: 021153)

22nd april . 2 pm . https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/81185526362

29th april . 2 pm . https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/83820090309

 

3 open classes

 

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inFausto

inFausto 2021

3rd and 4th may . mala voadora (FITEI)

21st may . 20h (performance in portuguese) e 22nd may . 20h (performance in english) - Escher Theater (Luxembourg)

19th November, 9 pm . 20th November, 9 pm . mala voadora

Fausto, conceived in 2018 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the CCB, narrated the story of a spectacle of unmeasured ambition that did not happen, but absorbed a large part of the State Budget and created a national tragedy – all permanently reported on television. It also staged the attempt to install a populist power, failed in the end. Returning to the controversial reception of this show, mala voadora invited Alex Cassal to write a monologue for Jorge Andrade: inFausto. If Fausto gathered about 100 people on stage, inFausto is a monologue. But the scale of intrigue is not diminished. Contrary. Fausto, it turned out, was after all the target of a Machiavellian international conspiracy.

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PLANO COMENSAL DE LEITURA  by Marta Bernardes - residency

PLANO COMENSAL DE LEITURA by Marta Bernardes - residency 2020

19th to 23rd january 2020 . residency . mala voadora . porto

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Mappa Mundi

Mappa Mundi 2021

12th may . 7:30 pm . mala voadora, in FITEI

13th may . 5:00 pm . mala voadora, in FITEI

This place unfolds under different dimensions, in a space contaminated by times past and for a future time.

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2D 3D

2D 3D 2021

mala voadora . 27th and 28th may 2021-  admissions at http://2d-3d.org/

2D/3D . producing illusion

It is about perspective that we propose to speak in this 2D/3D meeting, understanding the mechanisms that aim at the scenic illusion, without limiting them to what happens on stage, but rather extending its scope to all areas of image and space production where the dimension of perceived reality is the product of illusionism.

 

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Entrevistas

Entrevistas 2021

Project selected under Lobby program by mala voadora.

3rd June . 9:00 pm . mala voadora

4th June . 7:00 pm . mala voadora

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Fragmentos de memória

Fragmentos de memória 2021

Project selected under Lobby program by mala voadora.

4th June .9 pm . mala voadora

5th June . 7 pm . mala voadora

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Artistic Residency Jonas&Lander;

Artistic Residency Jonas&Lander; 2021

Artistic Residency . mala vodora.porto . 29th march to 1st april

Jonas&Lander's new creation is a hybrid show between dance and the music concert designed for five dancers, a fado singer and three musicians.  Like most urban musical currents, such as samba or flamenco, fado also had its own dances. In Lisbon, the one that knew the greatest expression was Fado Batido, a dance based on an energetic and virtuous tap. In Bate Fado, the duo of performers and choreographers proposes to reinterpret and recover the act of beating (tapdancing) Fado, where dance emanates the quality of percussion instrument in dialogue with the voice and guitars. Bate Fado reveals itself as the first step towards rescuing the dance that fado has long lost.

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Artistic Residency Raul Maia

Artistic Residency Raul Maia 2021

Artistic residency . mala voadora porto . 21st to 30th april - DDD - Festival Dias da Dança 2021

Rawmaterial: creation of  conditions (objective) for new relationships between thought and movement, generating behaviors that are deviable from the  norm and consequentlynew languages (subjective  reading).

Processing: Integration and application of rawmaterial in contexts/universes that propose a more or less subtle contradiction/friction between context and rawmaterial, creating a precarious balance between the sayable and the unsayable.

Final product: the organic formation of performative puzzles that cause in the spectator the activation of the speculative mind, forcing them to resort to their own existential heritage for a potential resolution that fortunately does not exist.

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Dobra

Dobra 2021

Project selected under Lobby program by mala voadora.

5th June .9 pm . mala voadora

6th June . 7 pm . mala voadora

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VIR

VIR 2021

Project selected under Lobby program by mala voadora.

18th June . 9 pm . mala voadora

19th June . 7 pm . mala voadora

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Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue 2021

Project selected under Lobby program by mala voadora.

19th June . 9 pm . mala voadora

20th June . 9 pm . mala voadora

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OFF (2021 version)

OFF (2021 version)

OFF is a science fiction show.

10th June . 7 pm . Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães

19th June . 9:30 pm . Teatro Municipal de Portimão

8th October, 9 pm and 9th October, 5 pm . Teatro Viriato (Viseu)

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Workshop with Chris Thorpe

Workshop with Chris Thorpe 2021

Workshop: "Text for performance - finding new ways to be a writer" with Chris Thorpe

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Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro

Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro 2021

18th November, 9 pm . 19th November, 7 pm . mala voadora

José Mata and Marco Mendonça reenact the debate that took place in 1965, around the role of the black population in the history of the United States of America.

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Your Best Guess

Your Best Guess 2021

4th July. 16h . Teatro Municipal da Guarda

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O Insulto ao Público
As Metamorfoses de Ovídio

As Metamorfoses de Ovídio 2021

23rd July . 9 pm . Hosek Contemporary . Berlim

"Shapes changed into new bodies."

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A Tralha

A Tralha 2021

open rehearsal . 23rd July . 7 pm . mala voadora

A Tralha is an almost monologue about accumulation. An essay on waste and obsolescence in the form of personal narrative.

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The Future Show - workshop

The Future Show - workshop 2021

July 5-7th . 3pm to 4:30 pm . online

For a week Jorge Andrade will write his version of The Future Show by Deborah Pearson.

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The Future Show

The Future Show 2021

July 10th. 7:00 pm .  Escola do Largo

August 5th and 6th . 8 pm . Hosek Contemporary . Berlim

19th November, 4 pm . 22nd November, 7 pm . mala voadora

Every day, Jorge must imagine what will happen to him, and those close to him, until the day he dies.

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DigitACT

DigitACT

DigitACT is a transnational ERASMUS+ project that seeks to support young professionals and performing arts technicians to adapt to the needs of digitization and the evolution of their field of work by developing advanced digital skills.

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A ESTAÇÃO DE OUTONO

A ESTAÇÃO DE OUTONO 2021

12th to 19th September . artistic residency . mala voadora

22nd November, 9 pm . mala voadora

Paula Diogo imagined the cycle ABOUT REMEMBERING AND FORgetting to talk about the way memory operates in our lives.

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Gejaĉo

Gejaĉo 2021

20th to 26th September . artistic residency . mala voadora

Here we are human, perhaps demigods, celebrating the mysteries.

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Jorge Andrade: Entre Arder e Durar no Teatro

Jorge Andrade: Entre Arder e Durar no Teatro 2021

4th September . 4 pm . Feira do Livro do Porto .  Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

By invitation of Gonçalo M. Tavares, Jorge Andrade will participate in the cycle Entre Arder e Durar dedicated to theater. 

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Jorge Andrade with John Clinton Eisner

Jorge Andrade with John Clinton Eisner 2021

28th September – 3rd October . New York

Jorge Andrade will participate in a writing residency in New York, coordinated by John Clinton Eisner, central figure of the prestigious writing laboratory The Lark, and with the participation of Megan McClain.

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Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost 2021

16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th e 26th de Setembro . 7 pm . Escola do Largo (Lisboa)

Our planet is coming to an end.100 humans is all that remains of our species. 99 are already hibernating inside a spaceship. There is only 1 left. 

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Teleculinária

Teleculinária 2021

Cakes are made for many reasons, and often to celebrate.

28th to 31st October . 7 pm . Escola do Largo

19th November, 5:30 pm . 20th  November, 7 pm . 21st November, 7 pm and 9 pm . mala voadora

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Yellow Puzzle Horse

Yellow Puzzle Horse 2021

Yellow Puzzle Horse is a dance for a self-made dress in a constructed forest. The dress, as important as the sewing and the dancing, as forbidden labors.

14th October, 7 pm and 15th October, 9 pm . mala voadora (Queer Porto 7)

 

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The Ark . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

The Ark . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

The Ark is the third chapter of "The Perfection Trilogy". It aims to cause a strong disruption of social constructs.

16th October . 9 pm . mala voadora

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body as prosthesis II . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

body as prosthesis II . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

'The body is not only an instrument for experiencing art; nor is it to be understood only as a pedestal or display of art; the body is a decisive point of reference and access to art; the body extends and completes art; the body is the prosthesis of art.'

20th October . 9 pm . mala voadora

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Thanatos . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Thanatos . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

Thanatos _ a perforence to the mourning is the third performance of the Dis.autonomia Project, developed by Janaina Carrer since 2017, based on her father's dysautonomia disease.

21st October . 9 pm . mala voadora

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Vergissmeinnicht . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Vergissmeinnicht . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

book & exhibition 

opening reception, 22nd October, 7-10 pm . exhibition period 23rd -31st October . mala voadora

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A Tradição . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

A Tradição . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

The Tradition - The Film fuses the disciplines of theatre, dance, soundscape, and documentary to explore the aftermath of patriarchal oppression in Elvas, a small town in Southern Portugal.

23rd October . 9 pm . film + discussion . mala voadora

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Arquivo Atlântico . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Arquivo Atlântico . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2021

Arquivo Atlântico, film screenings is a curatorial film program developed by Beatriz Cantinho and Túlio Rosa proposing a selection of films and videos that address the legacies of colonialism in contemporary social, economic and political formations.

27th October . 9 pm . films . mala voadora

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FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL 2021

5th November. 9:30 pm . Auditório Municipal António Chainho (Santiago do Cacém)

11th November . 9:30 pm . 38º Festival de Teatro do Seixal . Fórum Seixal

The action takes place in an office, where four people are working. They are dedicated to the task of imagining what life can be after death.

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OFF

OFF 2021

OFF is off. More details soon.

In 2017, mala voadora had the idea that in 2020 we would do OFF. A show about the end. The end of a cycle. The end of our lives, the end of the planet, the end of new ideas, the end of mala voadora. The end of everything. An idea that was anything but original. We all know that the end is inevitable, but at the time it was imagined more distant than now. We thought that there would be time to invent it.

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Querer-se morrer confortavelmente na dor

Querer-se morrer confortavelmente na dor 2021

4th and 5th september 2021 . Querer-se morrer confortavelmente na dor, by Filipa Matta and Óscar Silva (Terceira Pessoa) . mala voadora

Querer-se morrer confortavelmente na dor is a performance by Filipa Matta and Óscar Silva, created in the context of the multidisciplinary project “Rastro, Margem, Clarão”, which involves creators in performing arts, visual arts and theoretical essay around Rui Nunes' writing universe.

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Corpo Brasileiro . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Corpo Brasileiro . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2020

from October 23rd to November 8th . Corpo Brasileiro - group art show with works by Élle de Bernardini, Andressa Cantergiani, Clara de Cápua, Janaina Carrer, Fabiana Faleiros, Julha Franz, Pedro Galiza, Raphael Jacques, Gabriel Pessoto, Túlio Rosa, Yuri Tuma, Fabiana Vinagre and curated by Petr Hosek . mala voadora

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Arquitectura e «Pessimismo» - Launch & Debate

Arquitectura e «Pessimismo» - Launch & Debate 2020

October 24th at 6 pm . Arquitectura e «Pessimismo», by Pedro Levi Bismarck - Launch & Debate about a political condition in architecture . with Sergio Fernandez, Carlos Machado, Bernardo Amaral and Inês Beleza . mala voadora

The progressive integration of architecture in the political-economic structures of neoliberalism, accelerated by the crisis of the last decade, had significant impacts on professional and disciplinary practice.

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Improvised and Experimental #101 . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Improvised and Experimental #101 . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2020

October 24th at 9 pm . Improvised and Experimental #101 . sound installations with Paulo Alexandre Jorge (sax), José Pereira (drums) and João Magalhães (electronics) & Pedro Melo Alves (drums) . mala voadora

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Rat Choir . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Rat Choir . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2020

October 28th at 7 pm . Rat Choir - Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir's installation . mala voadora

Rats make sixteen different sounds to express happiness in a frequency undetectable by the human ear. They name each other and play social games according to rules which they express with sounds, as their existence is mostly lived in darkness.

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Experimental Film Projection #6 . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Experimental Film Projection #6 . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2020

October 30th at 9 pm . Experimental Film Projection #6 - projection of films by Milla Films & Colectivo Vlopcinema, Colectivo Los Ingravidos, Samuel Cortés, Paulo Correa Vargas, Antoni Hidalgo, Tzu-An Wu, Matias A. Donoso, Bernd Lützeler, Laurence Favre, Natalia Fentisova, Jan Rehwinkel, Luisa Greenfield, Deborah S. Phillips, Melina Pafundi and curated by Matias A. Donoso . mala voadora

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Ad Extra . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora

Ad Extra . Hosek Contemporary programming at mala voadora 2020

October 31th + November 1st at 9 pm . Ad Extra - Túlio Rosa & Beatriz Cantinho . mala voadora

Ad Extra addresses the politics of free movement within European space (ad intra), in contrast with the hardening politics of its exterior borders (ad extra).

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 2020

from September 25th to October 4th . AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . mala voadora . coproduction TNSJ . support Porto's City Council / Criatório programme

Despite the well-intentioned efforts of some artists and institutions, at mala voadora we found no other way of reacting to the present pandemic than to consider it a misfortune for theatre. And we've been developing some apparent paralysis. Publicly, we chose not doing. Instead we dedicated ourselves to thinking about the future, planning it, believing that we'll be together again without asepticisms and the need to produce “theatre patches” instead of theatre. This new edition of An English Family constitutes our return to contacting with the audience. Even in the present context, we've managed to ensure that the family reunited. We took the opportunity to hold a meeting of the “nuclear family”, reinforced in the city by the happy partnership with TNSJ, which becomes our co-producer.

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST, by mala voadora [premiere]

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST, by mala voadora [premiere] 2020

at mala voadora . September 25th at 7pm + September 26th and 27th at 9pm

Our planet is coming to an end.100 humans is all that remains of our species. 99 are already hibernating inside a spaceship. There is only 1 left. With the spaceship, which will depart in search of a new planet to be colonized, follows a record of the memories of its 100 crew members. A record of everything they want to remember when they wake up thousands of years from now in an unknown place. It was an arduous and thorough task. 99 have already finished it and are now waiting for the hundredth to complete their recording so that the journey can begin.

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 .ODD SIZE BAGGAGE [exhibition by António MV]

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 .ODD SIZE BAGGAGE [exhibition by António MV] 2020

at mala voadora . opening September 25th at 6:30pm . visits from September 26th to October 4th between 4pm and 7pm

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . FESTIVAL, by mala voadora

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . FESTIVAL, by mala voadora 2020

at TeCa . September 25th at 9pm + September 26th at 7pm + September 27th at 4pm

FESTIVAL is a sci-fi show. The action takes place in an office, where four people are working. They dedicate themselves to the task of imagining what life after death might be like, and their professionalism depends on their speculative capacity. They dedicate their time to the not-yet-imagined, like art. Ideas like Heaven or reincarnation will seem to be the work of inexperienced people, compared to the thoughts of these four employees, around microbes, waiting rooms, monitoring systems, switches, multiplied people - a festival.

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . TURMA DE 95, by Raquel Castro

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . TURMA DE 95, by Raquel Castro 2020

at Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória . September 29th at 9pm + September 30th at 7pm + October 1st at 9pm

The photograph was taken in the lobby of Colégio Salesiano de Lisboa in 1995, the year that the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins came out, the one that would become Miguel N.'s favorite band. We were in the 9th grade, João C. and Filipa N. were in love, Pedro C.C. dreamed of becoming a football player and Rui A. went on television to imitate Mickael Jackson. Almost everyone had a nickname: Testa Rossa, Cavalona, Splinter, Beaver, Chinese, Dumbo. I, the seventh from the left, in the back row, was Olívia Palito. 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . OFF, by mala voadora [premiere]

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2020 . OFF, by mala voadora [premiere] 2020

at TeCa . October 2nd at 9pm + October 3rd at 7pm + October 4th at 4pm

In 2017, mala voadora had the idea that in 2020 we would do OFF. A show about the end. The end of a cycle. The end of our lives, the end of the planet, the end of new ideas, the end of mala voadora. The end of everything. An idea that was anything but original. We all know that the end is inevitable, but at the time it was imagined more distant than now. We thought that there would be time to invent it. Present stole that time. Thus, OFF will be a show about the end without much imagination. A show that everyone knows how it ends. And as there is nothing to invent, there is all the time to celebrate.

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LOBBY - Resultados
LOBBY

LOBBY 2020

mala voadora is receiving artistic proposals for presentation at the company's space in Porto, in the scope of LOBBY, a programme that will run from May 22nd to May 30th (2020), intended for performing arts projects that are unheard of in the city. 5 projects will be selected to be present in one of several rooms of the mala voadora's building. The applications run until February 10th, 2020.

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Produção Caseira

Produção Caseira 2019

November 30th. Produção Caseira . action by Isaque Pinheiro . mala voadora

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No Common Language
O Dinheiro, esse sublime valor

O Dinheiro, esse sublime valor 2019

November 30th at 3.30 pm . O Dinheiro, esse sublime valor . conference/debate with António Guerreiro, Elettra Stimilli, Jorge Bateira and Christophe Hanna . mala voadora

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Improvised & Experimental No. 76 - João Almeida, João Carlos Pinto, João Valinho

Improvised & Experimental No. 76 - João Almeida, João Carlos Pinto, João Valinho 2019

October 25th at 9 p.m. Improvised & Experimental No. 76 . concert by João Almeida (trumpet), João Carlos Pinto (electronics), João Valinho (prepared snares and objects). mala voadora

 

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MON€Y

MON€Y 2019

from October 17th to November 3rd . show MON€Y by mala voadora . Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Sala Estúdio)

MON€Y is a collaboration between mala voadora and the artist Deborah Pearson. You can watch two episodes of a sitcom being recorded. Like this, the theatre audience is placed in the situation in which the sitcom studios audience usually is: they watch the recordings, hear recorded laughs that appear to be theirs and are entertained, whenever the recordings pause, by an actor.

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Experimental Film Projection - curated by Matías A. Donoso

Experimental Film Projection - curated by Matías A. Donoso 2019

October 26th at 9 p.m. Experimental Film Projection . curated by Matías A. Donoso . mala voadora

with films by Chris O’Neill, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Vicky Langan, Maximilian Le Cain, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Daniel & Clara, Santiago Aldunate, Francisca Lira, Francisco Irribarra, Maria Paula Diaz, Matías A. Donoso, Colectivo VlopCinema (Chile) and Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Mexico).

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1989 - Túlio Rosa / Beatriz Cantinho

1989 - Túlio Rosa / Beatriz Cantinho 2019

October 27th at 6 p.m. 1989 by Túlio Rosa / Beatriz Cantinho (residence artists) . work in progress - performance . mala voadora

Thirty years ago, Fukuyama announced that the history meets its end in the disappearance of any ideology that could have the power to counteract economic liberalism. Images of the fall of the Berlin Wall were broadcast live, and stories from the eastern revolutions allowed us to imagine a future full of new possibilities.

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Residence - Beatriz Cantinho

Residence - Beatriz Cantinho 2019

from October 19th to 30th . Beatriz Cantinho's residence . mala voadora

Choreographer and researcher. Postdoc fellow at CIAC - Algarve University/PT, invited lecturer at the theatre department of the University of Évora and co-director at OSSO Colectivo, an artistic project funded by DGARTES_ Ministry of Culture_2018/19.

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Residence - Túlio Rosa

Residence - Túlio Rosa 2019

from October 17th to 31st . Túlio Rosa's residence . mala voadora

Performer and choreographer. He holds Master’s degree in Performing Arts and Visual Culture - Universidad Castilla-La Mancha/Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid, 2016), Bachelor’s degree in contemporary Dance - Angel Vianna Dance School (Rio de Janeiro, 2011).

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Residence - Petr Hosek

Residence - Petr Hosek 2019

from October 9th to 31st . Petr Hosek's residence . mala voadora

Gallerist and art curator. Born in 1988 in Czech republic, Petr Hošek studied art history and the theory of art in Prague and Madrid before he received his MA at Charles’ University in Prague. His MA thesis explored a possibility of presenting Post-Internet Art within the Physical Gallery Spaces. 

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2019

October 14th at 9 p.m . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça, Books&Movies Festival

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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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 2019

from September 27th to October 6th . AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . mala voadora and Mosteiro S. Bento da Vitória

An English Family’s fifth edition. It all started when we used this Júlio Dinis’ title to finish a text called “Nós e os Ingleses” (Us and the British) that we wrote for British Council when Tim Etchells was 2014 Lisbon’s City Artist; and we are now doing, in 2019, this festival’s fifth edition. Or almost-a-festival, due to its family dimension. 

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Residence - Fernando Gandasegui
Disfarce, disfarce . No Entulho - exhibition + performance
AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . MON€Y

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . MON€Y 2019

October 2nd, 3rd, 5h and 6th at 10pm + October 4th at 6pm . show MON€Y by mala voadora . mala voadora (H room)

MON€Y is a collaboration between mala voadora and the artist Deborah Pearson. You can watch two episodes of a sitcom being recorded. Like this, the theatre audience is placed in the situation in which the sitcom studios audience usually is: they watch the recordings, hear recorded laughs that appear to be theirs and are entertained, whenever the recordings pause, by an actor.

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Locker Room Talk

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Locker Room Talk 2019

October 4th at 9pm + October 5th at 7pm . show Locker Room Talk by mala voadora . Mosteiro S. Bento da Vitória

Locker Room Talk is written by Gary McNair, one of the most outstanding scottish playwrights of the present time. Talks between men, about women. It’s shocking for its sexist or misogynistic content, and it’s shocking for the way we are confronted with the fact that such content is more expected than we would like to. 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . #womenadpower

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . #womenadpower 2019

September 30th at 7pm + October 1st at 10pm . show #WOMENANDPOWER by mala voadora . mala voadora (studio)

Mary Beard and I have a few things in common: we both have green eyes, we’re both blonde, although actually her hair is grayish, we both have the same name even though it’s written and pronounced differently, both our mothers are/were teachers and we both read Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Mary Beard is used to doing conferences, this is my first one. 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . It's True, It's True, It's True

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . It's True, It's True, It's True 2019

September 27th and 28th at 10 pm . show IIt's True, It's True, It's True by Breach Theatre . mala voadora (H room)

Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Based on surviving court transcripts, Breach dramatise the sevenmonth trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries. 

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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Oh Yes, Oh No

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Oh Yes, Oh No 2019

September 30th at 10pm and October 1st at 7pm . show OH YES, OH NO by Louise Orwin . mala voadora (G Room)

This is about having sexual fantasies that don't align with your politics. About understanding what you want and wondering how to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions, taking you on a surreal joyride through female sexuality and violence.

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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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AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Contra

AN ENGLISH FAMILY 2019 . Contra 2019

September 29th at 10 pm . show Contra by Laura Murphy . mala voadora (H room)

Drawing from circus and stand up, Contra is a theatrical solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them. 

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Entrevista 86

Entrevista 86 2019

from May 12th to 19th . Entrevista 86 - Residency  + May 25th at 5 pm . Entrevista 86 - Public Lecture .  Patrícia Portela and Alexandre Dal Farra . mala voadora, in association with FITEI

1986. Portugal enters the European Union; the elections are being disputed between Mário Soares, “the cool guy”, and Freitas do Amaral. Eating crows seemed a lesser evil in favour of a radical change in the country and, soon, in the whole world. 



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Parasomnia

Parasomnia 2019

May 10th, 11th and 12th from 5 pm to midnight . Parsomnia . Patrícia Portela . mala voadora, in association with FITEI 

 

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Lano Kaj Nêgo

Lano Kaj Nêgo 2019

June 1st at 9.30 pm . Lano Kaj Nêgo . Miguel Pereira & Asta . mala voadora

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Windows - PQ2019

Windows - PQ2019 2019

from June 6th to 16th . Windows - installation by José Capela . Countries exhibition . official portuguese representation at Prague Quadriennal 2019

José Capela, co-founder and artistic co-director of mala voadora, is responsible for the official portuguese representation at Prague Quadriennal 2019 (PQ2019), which runs from June 6th to 16th. 

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DINH€IRO

DINH€IRO 2019

May 8th at 7 pm and May 9th at 10 pm . DINH€IRO . mala voadora's show . Auditório Municipal de Gaia, DDD+FITEI

The type of plot that characterizes TV series such as “Dallas” or “Dynasty” is recreated on stage, hyperbolizing its violence and narrative strangeness. The clear division between good and bad is associated to those who search for excessive profit by exploiting oil and to those who defend ecological causes – the confront is immeasurable. Amongst romantic cruises with a lover, the purchase of the desired son on the other side of the world, huntings in Africa and oil prospection in virgin lands, diverse ways of killing are resorted and everything repeatedly finishes in an abundance of blood.

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DINH€IRO

DINH€IRO 2019

May 29th, 30th and 31st at 9 pm and June 1st at 7 pm . DINH€IRO . mala voadora's show . Culturgest, Lisbon

The type of plot that characterizes TV series such as “Dallas” or “Dynasty” is recreated on stage, hyperbolizing its violence and narrative strangeness. The clear division between good and bad is associated to those who search for excessive profit by exploiting oil and to those who defend ecological causes – the confront is immeasurable. Amongst romantic cruises with a lover, the purchase of the desired son on the other side of the world, huntings in Africa and oil prospection in virgin lands, diverse ways of killing are resorted and everything repeatedly finishes in an abundance of blood.

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Vaga Carne

Vaga Carne 2019

May 18th at 10.30 pm and May 19th at 7 pm . Vaga Carne by Grace Passô . FITEI

"Vaga Carne" is a solo play by Grace Passô, who also writes the text of the show. The play is a field game between word and movement, where a woman’s body lives the urgency of the discourse, looking for her identities and a sense of belonging

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Cinderela

Cinderela 2019

May 8th at 7 pm . May 9th at 5 pm . Cinderela by Lígia Soares . mala voadora , DDD + FITEI

A man and a woman enter stage and approach each other, disposing themselves with technique in a romantic stationary pose that lasts for the whole duration of the performance. 

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Wilde

Wilde 2019

May 8th at 3 pm . Wilde . mala voadora & Miguel Pereira . Café-Teatro do Teatro Campo Alegre . DDD+FITEI

“Wilde” is based on Oscar Wilde’s “LadyWindermere’s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman” (a satire on Victorian morality), and more specifically on BBC Radio 7’s radio version of the play from the 1940s. The cunning elaboration of a lie by a woman with a dubious reputation ensures the play’s happy ending.

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Marengo

Marengo 2019

April 27th at 5 pm + April 28th at 3 pm . Marengo . Ana Isabel Castro . mala voadora . as part of Festival DDD - Dias da Dança

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Moçambique

Moçambique 2019

May 13th at 8 pm . show Moçambique by mala voadora . Prestopi / Crossings - International Festival of Independent Performing Arts . Maribor, Slovenia

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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Haiku

Haiku 2019

April 12th, 13th and 14th . Haiku . Joana Magalhães . mala voadora

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Desfile Provisório

Desfile Provisório 2019

April 12th, 13th and 14th . Desfile Provisório . Joana Mont'Alverne . mala voadora

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Sheherazade - A milésima segunda história de Xerazade

Sheherazade - A milésima segunda história de Xerazade 2019

April 12th, 13th and 14th . Sheherazade - A milésima segunda história de Xerazade . Susana Paixão . mala voadora

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Triple Bill: Sheherazade / Desfile Provisório / Haiku

Triple Bill: Sheherazade / Desfile Provisório / Haiku 2019

April 12 th, 13th and 14th at 9 pm . Triple Bill: Sheherazade - A milésima segunda história de Xerazade, by Susana Paixão / Desfile Provisório, by Joana Mont'Alverne / Haiku, by Joana Magalhães . mala voadora

The three shows are presented in a continuous session, starting at 9 pm.

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BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts - Workshop with Ola Maciejewska

BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts - Workshop with Ola Maciejewska 2019

April 11 th . between 4 pm and 8 pm . workshop with Ola Maciejewska within the BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts . mala voadora

 

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It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango 2019

March 8th at 14:20 . It takes two to tango . Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo . mala voadora

 

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BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts - Descolonizaaaaarte!

BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts - Descolonizaaaaarte! 2019

March 15th at 7 p.m . Descolonizaaaaarte! . Joacine Katar Moreira / INMUNE conference . within the BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts . mala voadora

 

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A Manual on Work and Happiness . Porto

A Manual on Work and Happiness . Porto 2019

March 7th at 3p.m . March 8th at 10:30a.m + 3p.m . March 9th at 4p.m . A Manual on Work and Happiness . 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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Wilde

Wilde 2019

March 29th and 30th . Wilde . mala voadora & Miguel Pereira . Théâtre National du Luxembourg

Wilde is based on Oscar Wilde's  Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman – a satire to Victorian moralism.

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Teatro Rivoli 87º Anniversary . 100% Porto

Teatro Rivoli 87º Anniversary . 100% Porto 2019

January 19th and 20th . Teatro Rivoli 87º Anniversary . 100% Porto . Performance by Jorge Andrade (mala voadora) and Marco da Silva Ferreira 

Writing the history of Rivoli is recording defining moments in the life of the city. Our unique history is part of that of the city, it marks its places with each brief, relevant moment. Rivoli lies between big and small history, from a collective scale to the most intimate one, ever since the early 1930s, when opera and theatre dominated the city’s artistic landscape. It even brought sound to film, which was an innovation at the time. Rivoli is a place that crossed many generations, rather different political and social backgrounds, and good and not so good periods. Most importantly, it is a place of renewal and reinvention. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 . 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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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 . 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila

A MANUAL ON WORK AND HAPPINESS . Marvila 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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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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Calendar

"Arquivo Atlântico" (filmes) . Beatriz Cantinho e Túlio Rosa . Hosek Contemporary . 27th October. 9 pm  . mala voadora

"Teleculinária" . mala voadora . 28th to 31st October. 7 pm . Escola do Largo

5th November. 9:30 pm . Auditório Municipal António Chainho (Santiago do Cacém)

11th November . 9:30 pm . 38º Festival de Teatro do Seixal . Fórum Seixal

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, Eslovénia, Estados Unidos da América, Finlândia, França, Grécia, Inglaterra, Itália, Líbano, Luxemburgo, Polónia e República Checa. 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?