Ana Pais

Quem tem medo das emoções?

Ana Pais

October

29/10 sat 15:30

CAMPO ALEGREFoyer

emotions ⁄ pandemics ⁄ affect ⁄ future
Book presentation
Participation of Né Barros e Gustavo Carona
Price Free entrance
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an emotional shock all over the world, convulsing life as we knew it and contaminating our intimate experience. We still haven’t discussed it enough. We still haven’t gained a greater collective consciousness of how our private life is constrained by politics, the media, society and culture. — Ana Pais

The book Quem tem medo das emoções? [Who’s Afraid of Emotions?], by Ana Pais, collects stories in which those constraints are obvious, establishing a link with contemporary theoretical approaches, aiming at building the future and not at describing the past. The book presentation at Teatro Campo Alegre will have the participation of Né Barros and Gustavo Carona.


Ana Pais is a performing arts researcher (Centre for Theatre Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon), dramaturge and curator. She wrote the books O Discurso da Cumplicidade. Dramaturgias Contemporâneas (Colibri, 2004) and Ritmos Afectivos nas Artes Performativas (Colibri, 2018). She also organised the anthology Performance na Esfera Pública (2017, Orfeu Negro) as well as its English version, which can be downloaded for free at performativa.pt. She worked as a theatre critic for the newspapers Público (2003) and Expresso (2004). As a dramaturge, she collaborated with theatre and dance makers in Portugal (João Brites, Tiago Rodrigues, Sara de Castro, Rui Horta and Miguel Pereira), and, as a curator, she designed, coordinated and produced several events of speech curatorship, of which she highlights Projecto P! Performance na Esfera Pública (Lisbon, April 10 to 15, 2017) and Em Fluxo: Sentimentos Públicos e Práticas de Reconhecimento (Lisbon, April 3 to 5, 2019).

Né Barros is a choreographer and dancer, throughout her career she has developed her artistic and scientific works. She holds a PhD in Dance (FMH, UTL), a Master of Arts in Dance Studies at the Laban Center (City University, London) and a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy in the Group on Aesthetics, Politics and Knowledge (UP), where she completed a post-doctorate. She began her training in classical dance and later worked in contemporary dance and choreographic composition in the United States of America at Smith College. In her projects, she has collaborated with artists of photography, music, plastic arts and cinema. In addition to balleteatro, the structure she directs and founded, she has worked with Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Ballet Gulbenkian and Aura Dance Company. She co-directs the international film festival dedicated to archive, memory and ethnography, Family Film Project. She is a professor at ESAP and a guest at several institutions. She has published several articles in the field of performing arts theory and aesthetics.

Gustavo Carona, 41 years old, Anesthesiologist and Intensivist from Porto, dedicated to humanitarian missions since 2009. He has represented Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors of the World in areas of extreme humanitarian need: Mozambique, DRCongo (x2), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Rep. Central African (x2), Iraq, Burundi, Yemen, Gaza and South Sudan. From an early age, he tried to give voice to the lives that passed through his hands, appealing to global humanity through his writing and the numerous interventions across the country, giving the Portuguese a vision of a world that almost no one wants to see. Author of the book "1001 Letters to Mosul", where he compiled hundreds of letters from Portuguese that were delivered to the epicenter of one of the greatest collective sufferings in memory. He brought more than 500 books to Mosul that opened a channel of communication considered impossible. In 2018, he released the humanitarian book: “O Mundo Precisa de Saber” with the preface by Jorge Sampaio. In 2021 the book “Diário de um Médico no combate à pandemia”. Distinguished by the University of Porto as ex-student of the year in 2015, and with the award for International Volunteering. He is part of the group for reflection on the future of Portugal led by the President of the Republic. Godfather of medical student associations: Porta Nova (U.Minho) and Entre Mundos (U. Beira Interior). Trainer at the Graduate Program in Human Rights at the Catholic University. Speaker at several events, namely at Universities on Humanitarian Medicine. Chosen as European Young Leader of 2022, by the European Union. Chronicler in the newspaper “Público”. Science speaker on SIC television during the Covid-19 pandemic.

October

29/10 sat 15:30

CAMPO ALEGREFoyer

emotions ⁄ pandemics ⁄ affect ⁄ future
Book presentation
Participation of Né Barros e Gustavo Carona
Price Free entrance