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This week, Cultura em Expansão is once again focusing on artistic diversity in different parts of the city. In addition to the premieres of the projects “Travessia”, by Pedro Vilela/CRL – Central Elétrica, and “Obras Portuenses da Década de 20”, by Ângela da Ponte, Igor C. Silva, José Alberto Gomes and Sara Carvalho, the municipal program promotes also the concert by Susana Santos Silva / Impermanence and the performance “Amor de Perdição” by Leonor Barata.
Co-produced with the municipal program Cultura em Expansão, “Travessia” continues the line of projects on territory and reflection on Porto that André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo have been developing, highlighting the five editions of “Espírito Lugar” presented at Cultura em Expansão, in previous years. Having as a starting point the meeting with about 50 people of Brazilian nationality living in Porto, which resulted in the gathering of narratives and testimonies about the city from their point of view, “Travessia” intends to rethink the notion of identity. In the form of a route, the spectator is invited to participate in 4 routes, which intersperse personal and performers’ testimonies, “seeking to trace different paths capable of revealing what is hidden in the webs of memory of this tense historical relationship between Brazil and Portugal”. The show will be presented between the 16th and 19th of September, always at 6:30 pm, at Quinta do Covelo.
On Friday, September 17, the trumpeter, improviser and composer Susana Santos Silva and her collective Impermanence will present “The Ocean Inside a Stone”, at the Associação de Moradores da Bouça, at 7:30 pm. With music that roams between apparently distinct and dispersed musical universes, but which are unified in the impermanence of everything that exists, Susana Santos Silva is today a prominent figure in jazz and contemporary music. His project Impermanence has, to date, two original albums, the most recent being “The Ocean Inside a Stone”, released in 2020 by Carimbo Porta-Jazz, the starting point for this performance in Cultura em Expansão.
On Saturday, September 18, at 7:30 pm, the result of the musical composition project “Obras Portuenses da Década de 20” is presented. From the four central territories of Cultura em Expansão, an invitation was made to four composers from Porto for a reflection, translated in the form of music, which would reflect what life in Porto is today. The result, by Ângela da Ponte (in Bouça), Igor C. Silva (in Miragaia), José Alberto Gomes (in Pasteleira), and Sara Carvalho (in Campanhã) will now be known at the Associação Nun’Álvares de Campanhã, in that which is the first of four performance concerts in each of the territories, featuring live interpretation by a quartet chosen for this project — João Dias on percussion, Carina Albuquerque on cello, Clara Saleiro on flute and Frederick Cardoso on clarinet.
On Sunday, September 19, at 11 am, the Auditorium of the Musical Group of Miragaia hosts the conference/show “Amor de Perdição” by choreographer and performer Leonor Barata, based on the famous novel of the same name by Camilo de Castelo Branco. Presenting itself in the general format of an academic conference, the show uses this artifice to transport the public to artistic creation, promoting the crossing of these two universes. As she tells the tragic story of this famous triangle in Portuguese literature, Leonor Barata revisits Camilo’s life and tries to make possible biographical crossovers with his literary production.
All shows are free of charge, subject to ticket collection (up to two per person) on-site and day, starting one hour before the start.
For the month of September, the presentation of “Iceberg – O Último Espectáculo” by Peripécia Teatro is also scheduled, as well as “Altamira 2042” by Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha, within the scope of Mexe – International Meeting of Art and Community.