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Cratera (Crater)

Dates and Schedules

23 to 25 June
Friday and Saturday , 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



Following closely the proposals of Geopoetics and other authors who bring the debate on ecological issues to a more micro level, linked to the subjects, their sensibility and imaginary, Cratera wants to search for intense experiences of connection with the earth that claim for other forms of language and lucidity. The volcanic landscape, due to its strong telluric dimension and proximity to the pulse and breathing of the earth, is the chosen territory of investigation, having decided to focus the research and part of the creation process on Cape Verde. The imagery associated with volcanoes is immense and poetically very strong and, at this time when the earth is boiling and in great ebullition, CiRcoLando wants to evoke it and get to know it closely. Beginning, end, deep, archaic. Explosive, intense, passionate, fecund and at the same time overwhelming. The idea of cup, womb, space more or less protected, of rumours, of strange languages, of timeless imaginaries, has something babelic that seduces. In the dramaturgy of the landscape, André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo are interested in working on the encounter between choreo-politics, or the politics of the ground, and the biographical files inscribed in each one’s body. The project has a strong transdisciplinary dimension, developing a work based on imbricated dialogues between dance, theatre, sound and video.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo DIRECTION André Braga DRAMATURGY Cláudia Figueiredo and Gonçalo Mota CO-CREATION AND INTERPRETATION Ana Rita Xavier, Gil Mac, Lucília Raimundo, Nuno Barreto, Ramon Lima sound design João Sarnadas SCENIC SPACE André Braga and Pedro Azevedo Video Gonçalo Mota COSTUMES Pedro Azevedo Production direction Ana Carvalhosa EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Cláudia Santos TECHNICAL COORDINATION Pedro Coutinho Co-production CiRcoLando – Central Elétrica, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Cineteatro Louletano, Teatro Aveirense and São Luiz Teatro Municipal FUNDING Porto City Hall and IEFP / Porto Cultural Centre /// CiRcoLando – Central Elétrica is a structure subsidized by the Culture Ministry / Arts General Direction


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