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Alkantara Festival
©Pedro Sardinha
Past event
Dates and Schedules

25 and 26 November
Saturday, 7 pm; Sunday, 5:30 pm


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


55 min


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

Age Restriction



25 November
Talk with the Artist after the show


Uirapuru, by Marcelo Evelin, is inspired by the entities that inhabit the forests of Brazil and the imagery of the Brazilian woods. The forest as cosmology, wild and enchanted, a place of return to a deep and unknown interior, and in particular the Uirapuru, the singer of the forest, which means “man transformed into a bird” or “decorated bird” in Tupi-Guarani, the language of the original peoples of Brazil. The imagery surrounding the Uirapuru invokes the forest, which, although exuberant, is threatened, forged in violence and neglect. And also, the indigenous legend, about a mythical bird, almost never seen, with beautiful singing, which brings good luck to those who listen to it – the symbol of a Brazil that, despite being destroyed, still sings… of a beautiful Brazil. And it is the Uirapuru, which in this creation serves as the mediation of a body that evokes sounds, movements and constitutes another sense of humanity, that allows a landscape of bodies that launch themselves into a condition between landing and taking flight, performing life, as movement and gesture and, above all, as sonority and vibratility.

Cast and Creative

Conception and Choreography Marcelo Evelin Creation and Performance Bruno Moreno, Fernanda Silva, Gui de Areia, Luis Carlos Garcia, Márcio Nonato, Rosângela Sulidade, Vanessa Nunes Dramaturgy Carolina Mendonça Assistance Bruno Moreno Light Márcio Nonato Sound Danilo Carvalho Costumes Gui de Areia Technical Direction and Production Andrez Ghizze Preparation and Rehearsals Mariana Alves Illustration Elza Hieramente Photography Maurício Pokemon Reception/CAMPO Production João Marcos Production Direction Regina Veloso/Casa de Produção Administration and Logistics Humilde Alves Production and Dissemination Materiais Diversos Artistic Residencies

CAMPO Arte – Estúdio Demolition Incorporada (Teresina, Brasil), Teatro Municipal
do Porto – Teatro Campo Alegre (Porto/ Portugal), La Vignette (Montpellier/France)

Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival Montpellier Danse 2022, Festival d’Automne à Paris Project supported by Portuguese Republic – Ministry of Culture / DGArtes


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