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.