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Calixto Neto
Alkantara Festival
Past event
Dates and Schedules

17 and 18 November
Friday and Saturday, 7 pm


Stage of Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


2h30 + shared dinner


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

Age Restriction



Feijoada is a dish composed of beans and meat, a typical Sunday meal, a symbol of Brazilian hospitality. Surrounded by musicians, dancers and performers, choreographer Calixto Neto invites the audience to experience the preparation of a feijoada in real time. The flavours of the cooking process mingle with samba dances and songs as well as personal and political stories. What is the cheapest meat on the market now? Where do the inequalities that characterise Brazilian society come from? Which bodies are subject to violence? And in what other ways can the story of feijoada as a traditional dish be told? In this roda de samba, a type of gathering where people play music and dance in a circle, rhythm and movement become the common language. The show was created in 2021 and is presented at Alkantara Festival in a new version. Following an invitation from the festival and in collaboration with the Teatro Municipal do Porto, Calixto Neto invited performers and musicians living in Portugal to join the project, creating a mixed cast between members of the original team and local artists.

Cast and Creative

Choreography Calixto Neto in collaboration with Ana Laura Nascimento Musical direction Yure Romão With Calixto Neto, Ana Laura Nascimento, Yure Romão, Kaiodê Encarnação, Emile Pereira, Bia Stutz, Lizz Marchi, Junior Travassos, Gio Lourenço, Wura Moraes Technical direction, lights Beatriz Kaysel Sound Júlio Brechó Props Annie Melza-Tiburce, Nina Botkay CHEF Taís Vieira Production direction, distribution Julie Le Gall Creative production Festival d’Automne à Paris Broadcast production VOA Co-production Festival d’Automne à Paris and Passages Transfestival Metz Version 2023 - Production Alkantara Co-production Alkantara and Teatro Municipal do Porto /// This show is presented with the support of the Institut Français and the MaisFRANÇA project, a season conceived by the Institut Français du Portugal with the support of patrons Claude & Sofia Marion Foundation, JC Decaux, BNP Paribas, Mexto and Credibom


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