Concept, artistic direction and creation: João Bento
Support to the making of the ice object: Maurício Martins (MILL - Makers In Little Lisbon)
With “DeGelo – Diamante Bruto”, João Bento wants to give voice to a pressing cause; the preservation of the planet through awareness of the importance of water. The piece, dynamic and fluid, wants to convey sensations and emotions associated with the natural phenomenon of the thawing of ice, by proposing a multisensory experience. An organism in transformation.
João Bento is a visual and sound artist. He composes for dance, performance, theatre, film, installations and live acts, articulating field recording with analogic/electronic instruments, in a multidisciplinary context. Bento develops his work in visual arts and sound installations, relating sound files and processes that question memory and territory. He is also involved in different musical projects. The artist has presented individual and collaborative work in Europe, as well as in Mexico, India, Colombia and Bangladesh.
Conception and Direction: SillySeason (Cátia Tomé, Ivo Saraiva e Silva and Ricardo Teixeira)
Interpretation: Cátia Tomé, Ivo Saraiva e Silva, Ricardo Teixeira, Eduardo Bredo and Joana Manuel
Video: Miguel Leitão
Assistant Dramaturg: Patrícia da Silva
Costumes and Propss: SillySeason e Inês Ariana
Movement Assistant: Rodrigo Teixeira
Light Design: Paulo Santos
Sound Design: tba
Cinematography: Alípio Padilha
Graphic Design: Rui Miguel Rodrigues
Production: Inês Pinto
Press Relations: Élia Teixeira and João Pedro Amaral
Support: Teatro Estúdio Ildefonso Valério, Teatro do Elétrico, A Avó Veio Trabalhar, Cão Solteiro, Rua das Gaivotas
Acknowledgments: to our families
Coprodution: Festival Temps D’Images, Teatro das Figuras
August 5, 2062. Interior, late afternoon. A family brings together a film crew: everything is ready to document the last fifty years of their lives, which have undoubtedly gone through the signs of the times. Bitter, like lemons, and sometimes sweet when spring bursts with its seasonal fruit. In the present day, the four stations have become a single one. The climate is adverse, but everything is ready to document, redo and reorganize a story that encloses / encompasses so many lies, so many truths. Who can we trust? Who can we distrust, when History is told? To whom can we entrust History? So many people have already been lost, haven’t they? If they were here, we couldn’t tell this story, we couldn’t count on History.
SillySeason is an artists collective (Cátia Tomá, Ivo Saraiva and Ricardo Teixeira) that, since 2012, have been reflecting about theatre and the performing arts, in a constant search for new models of creation. They have contributed to the production and advancement of new dramaturgies, in an ongoing consideration of what is theater, or what it may become. They promote the construction of objects that challenge their own usual logics, as well as creating a framework to speculate about multifaceted works.
Their work is based above all around the notion of crises, debunking it while suggesting new dimensions of social, political and historical nature with the intent of consolidating an increasingly urgent discourse about a future. SillySeason have sought to establish collaborative practices and networking, interacting with several artists from different areas and with several structures and institutions.
The SillySeason Collective is a structure funded by the Direção Geral das Artes - República Portuguesa.
Creation, dramaturgy and interpretation: Leonor Cabral
Assistant director: João de Brito
Assistant dramaturg: Keli Freitas
Set and lighting design: Tiago Cadete
Costumes: José António Tenente
Photography and video: Vitorino Coragem
Technicial operation: Fábio Ventura
Assistant: Inês Ferreira da Silva
Production: LAMA Teatro
Logistics: Largo Residências, O Espaço do Tempo
Acknowledgments: Janaina Leite
Support: Faro Municipality
LAMA Teatro is structure funded by Direção Geral das Artes - República Portuguesa.
Setting-out from the meteorological diaries of the American artist Henry Darger, CYCLONE investigates the ascendancy of the meteorological conditions on the human condition: the desire to transform, to create order in chaos, to seek new realities. It stems from an objective observation of atmospheric weather and the binary forecast/event. The cycle of expectation / disillusionment associated with weather forecast is transposed, in accordance with the same principle of dichotomy, to human beings, given that the body is the privileged place for this research: place of destruction and reconstruction.
Leonor Cabral was born in Lisbon in 1983. She graduated in Theatre – Acting from Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC) and has a Master in Theatre Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). She completed her training with A. Gutkin, Antonio Fava (Italy), New Actors Workshop (NY), Ávila Costa, John Mowat and Nuno Pino Custódio, among others. In 2015, Cabral participated in the 25th edition of the European Theatre Forum, at École des Maîtres, conducted by Ivica Buljan. In theatre, she worked with Tónan Quito, Pedro Alves, Cláudia Gaiolas, Tiago Cadete, José Peixoto, Elsa Valentim (Teatro dos Aloés), Gina Tocchetto, Rui Rebelo, Sofia Cabrita (Companhia do Chapitô), Nuno Pino Custódio (ESTE), Joana Antunes, Francisco Salgado, Carlos J. Pessoa (Teatro da Garagem), Marco Paiva, Catarina Vieira e Solange Freitas, Gonçalo Amorim (TEP), Madalena Vitorino, Giacomo Scalisi, Tiago Vieira, among others. She was artistic director of the project “O Barbeiro do Intendente”, and has created the projects for theatre "Quando as luzes se apagam", "Se eu subisse tão bem como bebo, já estaria no ar há muito tempo" e "Ex-Simbol". Co-created, with João Tuna, the video-performance “Atmosfera”. In 2014/2015, Cabral directed the theatre group Ultimacto, from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon. She was assistant director in the plays “1974” and “A Morte de Danton”, staged by Miguel Seabra and Jorge Silva Melo, respectively. She also created performative visits to exhibitions, such as “Surreal(sismos)”, for the exhibition “A partir do Surrealismo”, galeria Millennium (2017); “Proibido calar cartazes!” for the exhibition “Querido, reorganizei a colecção... por artista”, Culturgest (2015); and “Outros modos de ver”, staged by Tiago Cadete.
LAMA Teatro is a structure for artistic creation founded in 2010 in Faro, that has the actor and theatre director João Brites as artistic director.
Pursuing its objectives, LAMA Teatro encompasses all the Algarve as the privileged territory for its artistic production, therefore contributing to the visibility and relevance of the region in the national artistic and cultural panorama.
The diversification of the cultural offer; the bridging of territorial asymmetries; the involvement of communities; the focus on pedagogy; on training and in the development and creation of new audiences for the arts are the central axes of the company’s work.
Lama Teatro has, along its history, established several partnerships with cultural institutions of enormous national relevance: Teatro Nacional D.Maria II, Teatro da Trindade, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Culturgest, Cineteatro Louletano, Teatro das Figuras, among many others.
Em 2021, LAMA Teatro started “MOCHILA” - Festival de Teatro para Crianças e Jovens (MOCHILA – Theatre Festival for Children and Adolescents), with an yearly edition in the Algarve region.
Creation: Isadora Alves
Developed and presented with: Bruno Humberto and Nuno Nolasco
Costumes: Marisa Escaleira
Set: Humberto and Alves
Photographic register: Miguel Ângelo Santarém and Vitorino Coragem
Support: Fórum Dança, Festival Temps d’Images, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Materiais Diversos
Residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Fórum Dança and Estúdios Vítor Córdon Acknowledgments: PACAP 4, Ana Libório, Gonçalo Alegria, Latoaria
The stone that generates the first blade is tripartite. It hasn’t been decisive to the knowledge of the interior, nor has it preceded the hunt or the will to hurt. However, inevitably, new stories of the body have been molded by the sword.
The interior, the exterior, the internalized exterior, the interior exteriorized - impossible to escape from it - the inside and the outside, border, delimitation, differentiation, imagination, exteriorization of an exterior interiority interiorization of exteriority Xter- what does it matter? Multiple though one, thus is the admiration for X, Y and Z. “Mas Onde Está a Espada?” is a site-specific work that examines the phenomenon a chant, the architectural miracle, following the tradition of the Corner Pieces, such as those of Joseph Beuys or Bruce Nauman. This piece is built up and disappears around concepts such as the landscape and the forming of three-dimensionality, nature and creation, the abstract and the figurative.
Isadora Alves ︎(1996, Lisboa) has a bachelor degree in Theatre from Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC), studied creation in dance at Fórum Dança and sculpture at São Paulo University. She created the pieces “V Primeiro Gesto” (2019) and “Mas Onde Está a Espada?” (2022). Her first pieces are site-specific compositions, where light has been the privileged material of study, in a permanent dialogue with time. She co-created the projects “Ciclo de performances em torno de Albert Serra” (2020), “Elle a besoin de paix. Elle n’a pas besoin de paix.” (2020), “A Memória dos Documentos Perecíveis” (2020), “Clarice, Instantâneo Cénico” (2021).
As interpreter, she worked with Maria Duarte, Bruno Humberto, Rui Paiva, Joana Braga, Miguel Bonneville, Elmano Sancho, António Pires, ADR and Jan Brokof, among others.
Isadora Alves has been awarded a scholarship from Centro Nacional de Cultura to write her next project.
She collaborates regularly with musician and creator Bruno Humberto and photographer Miguel Ângelo Santarém.
Creation and interpretation: Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro, Jenna Thiam and Surma
Translation: Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro and Jenna Thiam
Texts: Jenna Thiam
Sound design and operation: Moritz Kerschbaumer
Set and costumes: Bruno Bogarim
Production: Leonardo Garibaldi
Photographs: Daniela Gandra
Coproduction: Teatro do Bairro Alto, Bolsa de Criação O Espaço do Tempo
Support: Fundação “la Caixa” - BPI
Artistic residency: O Espaço do Tempo
“To Have Done With the Judgment of god” is the name of Antonin Artaud’s last work. This radio play is censored on the eve of its intended broadcast, on February 8, 1948. Artaud dies a month later, leaving behind a legacy of letters that express how much he had felt betrayed and misunderstood all through his life. Seventy-four years later, the poète maudit found justice, and his unruly genius soars over those who want to make, and like him transcend, theatre.
With this performance, that consists in a radio broadcast and a sensorial experiment for the audience, we want toacknowledge Artaud: love the poet and rebel against him with the same artistic gesture: recreate “To Have Done With the Judgment of god” and at the same time, rethink our concept of genius and of masterpieces. As he wrote himself: "The masterpieces of the past are good for the past, not for us. We have the right to say what has been said and even what has not been said in a way that is ours, immediate, direct, that responds to current ways of feeling and that the whole world understands."
Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro was born in Lisbon in 1991. Finished the first year of Languages, Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). She has a bachelor degree in Theatre – Acting from Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC). She co-founded the artists collective, Os Possessos. As actress, Salgueiro has worked with Maria João Luís/Teatro da Terra, Maria Duarte, Ricardo Neves-Neves/Teatro do Eléctrico, Teresa Coutinho, Teatro da Cidade, UmColectivo, Teatro Tapafuros, Byfurcação, Teatro Bocage, Companhia da Esquina and Teatro de Carnide. Collaborated with the collective Building Conversation, at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (TNDMII). Participated in “Rapsódia Batman” (2014) with “Os Possessos”, “II – A mentira” (2015), “Marcha invencível” (2017) and “O Novo Mundo” (2018). Salgueiro was assistant to the theatre directors Ricardo Neves-Neves (in Copi’s “A Noite da Dona Luciana”, and Edward Albee’s “Encontrar o Sol”) and Tiago Rodrigues (“Sopro”). Salgueiro acted in the films “Verão Danado”, by Pedro Cabeleira, and “A Herdade”, by Tiago Guedes, and in television worked with Fernando Vendrell in “3 Mulheres” and for TV (RTP2) in the play “A Preceptora”, by Ricardo Neves-Neves.
Jenna Thiam is a french actress. Between 2010 and 2013, studied theatre in the CNSAD - Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, in Paris, and has a MA in comparative literature from the University Paris 8.
The actress participated, in 2011, in a series that became well-known in France and the rest of the world called “Les Revenants”. After this experience, she worked in the cinema with a certain regularity, with directors such as Claude Lelouch, René Féret or Cédric Kahn.
In 2016, she acted in another series, an English series, called “The Collection”, that was also broadcasted in Portugal (RTP) in 2019. In 2018, she was an actress in the film “Capri Revolution”, by Mario Martone, that was selected to the Venice Film Festival, and in the film “Mes Provinciales” by Jean-Paul Civeyrac, selected for the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival. Thiam also collaborated with young filmmakers, such as Caroline Deruas, as protagonist in the film “L’indomptée”, in competition at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, and with Bertrand Mandico in “Choses qu’on fait”, by director Emmanuel Mouret, selected for the Cannes Film Festival. In the theatre, Thiam acted in the famous play by Georg Buchner " A Morte de Danton" staged by François Orsoni in 2016-2017. The première took place at the MC93 Bobigny, and the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris, followed by a tournée in the south of France and Corsica.
Presently, she is working with a young French theatre director, Pauline Bayle (her colleague at CNSAD), on an adaptation of “Ilusões Perdidas” by Honoré de Balzac. The play premièred at the Théâtre National d'Albi in January 2020, and ran for a month in the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris, in September 2021.
Surma was born and raised in the small village of Vale do Horto, where she began, from an early age, to invent several adventures with musical projects. While in Secondary School in Leiria she won, with Backwater & The Screaming Fantasy, the ZUS! in 2014, and in 2015 began her solo project which she called Surma, that was shown all over the country, beginning to arouse the attention of the public and the press.
She frequented the Jazz course at the Hot Club, specializing in double bass and voice, and ventured into audiovisual post-production. Her debut album was postponed until the end of 2017, but "Antwerpen" soon deserved widespread acclaim, placing Surma amongst the new values of national music. Media outlets such as Expresso, Público, Blitz and Antena 3 elected it one of the best albums of the year and the Portuguese Society of Authors named "Hemma" for best song, in 2017.
In the last two years she has played over 200 times in 16 countries.
Internationally, she saw her debut album edited in several European countries and nominated for the best independent album of the year by IMPALA (European Association of Independent Publishers), achieving prominence in such prestigious media like the BBC, Musikexpress or NPR.
Over the last two years Surma has also played across Portugal, from small venues to dozens of festivals such as NOS Alive, Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Bons Sons, Super Bock Super Rock and NOS Primavera Sound.
Since 2016, she has been a guest soloist at the Concerts for Babies and was responsible for the soundtrack of the feature film "SNU". Suma was competitor and finalist of the 2019 edition of Festival da Canção. She has also collaborated with distinguished musicians, such as: Tiago Bettencourt, Tomara, Miguel Ângelo, Gobi Bear, Captain Boy, Prana and Jerónimo.
At the end of 2019, Surma releases an EP revisiting some of the first themes of her career, and in 2020 launched her second album “The Light Within”
Text and direction: Pedro Baptista
Cast: Ana Valentim, Carolina Dominguez, Inês Vaz, Júlia Valente, Mariana Guarda, Mariana Pacheco de Medeiros e Mário Coelho
Light design: Diana Santos
Costumes: Carmen Alves
Sound design: Filipe Baptista
Creation support: Anabela Ribeiro
Production and press relations: Pedro Baptista
Coproduction residency: O Espaço do Tempo
Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura, DGartes – Direção-Geral das Artes; Temps d’Images; Companhia Olga Roriz
Following a process of putting together and presenting a show, an actress is strangely affected by that work which has now ended. Her body is in conflict: is it as if something was born within it - a figure, a spirit? It is not known what it is. She admits the possibility that your body is under the influence of something (energies, spirits?), something that seems to want to take hold of itself or to inhabit in her.
Meanwhile, the theater company begins the process of making a new show, “Cassandra”, but the injuries (physical, psychological - all the same) of the last work remain in the body of the actress, compromising her well-being and availability to the new production. Starting from this conflict, a dialogue is established concerning questions related to illusion, belief, spiritism, theater, etc. One follows the journey of this woman, in her attempt of resolution or search for an answer to that mysterious phenomenon to which her body is now subject."
Pedro Baptista has a MA in Theatre (Performing Arts) from Lisbon’s Film School (ESTC). As interpreter (in theatre, dance and performance), he worked with: Jorge Andrade (mala voadora), Madalena Victorino, Mário Coelho, Patrícia Moreira (Tremor Teatro), Pedro Saavedra (O Fim do Teatro) and Toni Cafiero, among others. He joined the theater company Artistas Unidos, and acted in various plays directed by Jorge Silva Melo and Pedro Carraca, as well as in staged readings and readings for the radio.
As author and director, Pedro Baptista wants to highlight the following creations: “Oração do veado sereio” (2021), “Suspiria” (2020), “A Gaivota” (2019), “Prosopopeia” (2018) and “Paisagem” (2015).