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Complicities Festival at CCB

  • Simulacrum
  • Carminda Soares & Margarida Monteny
  • CCB. 17 AND 18 MAY. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. 21H00 . BLACK BOX
  • Feedback
  • André Braga & Claudia Figueiredo
  • CCB. 20 AND 21 MAY. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. 19H00 . BLACK BOX

Simulacrum

Carminda Soares & Margarida Monteny
CCB. 17 AND 18 MAY. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. 21H00 . BLACK BOX

Simulacrum is an exercise in intimacy, repetition, and endurance. Two bodies in continuous action explore the limits of their proximity through the degenerative nature of the gesture. A diffuse space is created between the real and the staged, between the public and the private, enhancing states of vulnerability, expectation and tension. The simulacrum is part of a set of actions and gestures present in the daily life of the two performers, crossed by fragments of shared memories, in a slow exercise of transformation of bodies and their impulses.

Carminda Soares is a dancer and creator. She has worked professionally with Victor Hugo Pontes, Eduardo Torroja, Sarah Friedland, Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, Catarina Miranda, Marianela Boán, and Gonçalo Lamas, among others. As a creator, she highlights It’s a long yesterday, created in partnership with Maria R. Soares; and his solo project Light on Light. She has a master’s degree in Theory of Literature and Lusophone Literature from the University of Minho.

Margarida Montenÿ works in the circus and performing arts. She highlights the project Por um Fio with Daniel Seabra for Companhia Erva Daninha, and Ordessa, a collection of improvisations with Pedro Branco. She has worked professionally with Miguel Pereira, Cláudia Nóvoa, Liliana Garcia, Teatro Musgo, Circo Caótico, and Grandpa’s Lab, among others. She graduated from the Professional School of Arts and Crafts of the Show-Chapitô and Salto-International Circus School.

Art sheet

  • Conception and Interpretation Margarida Montenÿ and Carminda Soares
  • Musical Composition Antonio Marotta
  • Out Cube Light Drawing – João Monteiro
  • Lighting assistance Ricardo Pinto and Francisco Monteiro
  • Dramaturgical support Catarina Miranda
  • Co-production Teatro das Figuras; Porto Municipal Theater / Unstable – Choreographic Center
  • Support for the creation of TRIPLE SHEET | FUSION PRODUCTION
  • Support for the Theatro Circo residency; Collection B; CRL – Power Station; Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva;
  • Municipal House of Culture of Seia; Cartaxo Cultural Center; TUP – Teatro Universitário do Porto
  • Financial support GDA Foundation; Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva; Theater Circus; Portuguese Republic –
  • Ministry of Culture
  • Photography Sara Ferreira
  • Video Tatiana Saavedra; Andrea Pereira da Silva

The project premiered on June 11, 2022, at Teatro do Campo Alegre, Porto, and on June 15 at Teatro das Figuras, Faro. It will be presented on the 25th of August in Évora, within the RASCUNHO Festival; in September at Caixa de Dança, in Ovar, and in January at Theatro Circo in Braga.

Feedback

André Braga & Claudia Figueiredo
CCB. 20 AND 21 MAY. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. 19H00 . BLACK BOX

A pile of stones, a smoke machine, and a microphone. The sound. The breath. A confession.

«What can a body do?» What body is this we’ve been chasing? What manifest body have we been trying to enunciate?

The search for a sensitive reason, a thinking body, and other forms of lucidity that are based on new balances between the sensorial and rational dimensions are lines of work that we want to deepen. We are looking for new grammars of sensibility, for the «wild intelligence of bodies», for the ground-based body that reflects ancestral and unknown memories.

«The body has geometry and shapes that no one hears», and it is in ecstasy that we discover a dry effervescence, the sound of cracking stone, traces of illuminated plants, the yawning of animals…

«It is through the womb that silence must begin».

In Feedback, the sound captured and manipulated live is the track chosen to investigate in new detail.

The invisible element that promotes the shuffling between the inside and the outside, designing spaces with nothing and moving us from the inside to the guts, the variation of places that can be visited with a microphone is incredible.

In Feedback, we look for the meeting point between confessional memory and the topics of a framework of key ideas that we have been trying to map. The air, listening, the expansion of microperceptions, the dilation of time, the reversal of the skin, the evocation of a primitive time, and the tension between the ancestor and technology. The rawness, the truth, everything stripped down to the essentials: the body, the origin of the sound, the technique, the material.

Art sheet

  • Artistic direction André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo
  • Interpretation by André Braga
  • Live music João Sarnadas
  • Carin Geada light design
  • Production Director Ana Carvalhosa
  • Produced by Claudia Santos
  • Technical coordination Pedro Coutinho
  • Photography Miguel Fernandes, Daniel Pina, Cláudia Santos and Pedro Sardinha
  • Acknowledgments Vera Mantero, Alejandro Ahmed, Inês Castanheira, Daniela Cruz
  • Text free composition from excerpts by Herberto Helder, Rui Nunes, Marguerite Yourcenar, Davi Kopenawa, Walter Benjamin, Francis Ponge, Antonin Artaud
  • Coproduction CRL – Central Elétrica, Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD – Festival Dias da Dança, Teatro das Figuras, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente
  • Creative residences Mindelact (Cape Verde), 23 Miles – Fábrica das Ideias
  • Circolando / CRL – Central Elétrica is a structure subsidized by the Ministry of Culture / General Directorate of Arts
  • Other support Municipality of Porto and IEFP / Cace Cultural do Porto

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