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Meio no Meio

Victor Hugo Pontes
text Joana Craveiro
©Vera Marmelo
Dates and Schedules

Friday and Saturday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30

Venue

Sala Luis Miguel Cintra

Duration

1h40 aprox.

Price

€12 to €15 (with discounts)

Age Restriction

12A

Description

Meio no Meio is the new creation by Victor Hugo Pontes, reflecting a three-year process with an intergenerational group from four different territories – Almada, Barreiro, Lisbon and Moita – joined by other professional performers, in a work that combines and portrays the different artistic paths of those on stage. Following the lives of these participants over the course of three years, crossed by a pandemic, Meio no Meio draws on the ideas of journey and expectation; of memory and autobiography; and the incessant movement of bodies pushed to the limit by Victor Hugo Pontes, in his unique choreographic language. The title of the show derives from a place of possibility (the middle) and from the paths that open before a kind of clearing (that middle). Sometimes these paths are called “future”, or just “life”, or “destiny”, or one of those words that designate what is to come. The show also questions the way we organize and tell our past and point it to the future. Meio no Meio uses documentation and (self) reflection about each of the lives portrayed on stage to build an affective map of memories and possibilities, fixed in Joana Craveiro’s text. All this, to the sound of the intense, but also intimate, warrior and liberating music of Throes + the Shine, which was the music requested by those bodies.

Microsite Meio No Meio.

 

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Victor Hugo Pontes Text Joana Craveiro Scenography F. Ribeiro Music Marco Castro and Igor Domingues (Throes + The Shine) Technical direction and Light design Wilma Moutinho Costumes Catarina Pé-Curto and Victor Hugo Pontes Video Maria Remédio Dramaturgic support Madalena Alfaia Performers Alegria Gomes, Benedito José, Dúnia Semedo, João Pataco, Leopoldina Félix, Luís Nunes, Maria Augusta Ferreira, Mavatiku José, Nérida Rodrigues, Paulo Mota, Ricardo Cardoso Teixeira, Rolaisa Embaló, Sidolfi Katendi, Teresa Amaral, Valter Fernandes, Yana Suslovets Production director Joana Ventura Executive producer Mariana Lourenço Co-production Nome Próprio, Artemrede and São Luiz Teatro Municipal Partnerships Municípios de Almada, Barreiro, Moita, Lisboa, Rumo-Cooperativa Social, CIES-IUL – Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Support for artistic residency Centro de Experimentação Artística Support PARTIS III – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and República Portuguesa – Cultura / DGARTES – Direção-Geral das Artes /// Nome Próprio is a structure in residence at Teatro Campo Alegre, in Porto, as part of the Teatro em Campo Aberto programme

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