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

January 25th to 28th
Tuesday to thursday, 18h to 20h
friday. 18h to 22h


Sala Bernardo Sassetti


Free admission, subject to capacity, with previous ticket collection


Teatro São Luiz regrets to inform that the installation Poromechanics and the performance Cabraquimera, both from Catarina Miranda, have been cancelled due to the fact that elements of the artistic team  have tested positive for Covid-19.

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 post-production: João Parra, Catarina Miranda, Jonathan Saldanha Colour 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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