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Catarina Miranda
POROMECHANICS, de Catarina Miranda_still frame
Past event
Dates and Schedules

October 27th to 30th
thursday, friday and sunday, 6pm to 8pm
saturday, 6pm to 10pm


Sala Bernardo Sassetti


Free admission, subject to capacity, with previous ticket collection


Poromechanics, by Catarina Miranda, is a collection of video-portraits of choreographers, presented as oracles, in dialogue with a suspended sculpture of a sleeping bicephalic whale. The initiative of portraying different artists, moments after they have been induced into states of immersion, through physical and sound activation, potentiates the idea of access to their black boxes, promoting the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and the appearance of subconscious speech. The possibility of hallucination and hypnagogia aims to return the oracular perspective to each body, through the manifestation of their gestures captured on camera, as soothsayers – those who tell the truth.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction and video Catarina Miranda Guest artists Ana Isabel Castro, Ana Rita Teodoro, António Pedro Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Laura Kirshenbaum Singers / Recording sessions COBRA’CORAL (Catarina Miranda,  Clélia Colonna, Ece Canli) Music Lechuga Zafiro Video and post-production João Parra, Catarina Miranda, Jonathan Saldanha Color correction Mark Gomez Production and dissemination Materiais Diversos Executive production João Brojo Inflatable sculpture production Área cúbica Co-production Materiais Diversos (Lisboa/PT), SOOPA (Porto / PT); TMP (Porto / PT); Walk&Talk (Açores/ PT); CND Centre Nacional de la Danse (Paris, France), ICI-CCN Montpellier – Occitanie (Projeto Life Long Burning supported by Comissão Europeia — Montpellier / France) /// Project financed by DGArtes/ Governo de Portugal and by Rede 5 Sentidos (C.C. Vila Flor, TAGV, T.M.Guarda, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro Micaelense, T.M.Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Viriato).


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