Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo - © DR

© DR

88º Anniversary Teatro Rivoli

18 Sat 16.00h 19 Sun 16.00h

RIVOLI Foyer of the Grand Auditorium

Free entrance • 20min • >12  

Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo

Horto - Uma forma que vem do toque

Performance ⁄ Installation
JAA! Young Associated Artists
Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo - © DR

© DR

 Horto – Uma forma que vem do toque [Horto – Form from Touch] intends to recreate the notion of greenhouse, based on the very idea of artificiality that one inevitably associates with it. In this installation, visitors have the chance to take the place of plants, or to play the role of caregivers instead, thus initiating an interaction between two different groups of people. This relation is based on the exchange of affection between man and plant, a concept scientifically known as thigmomorphogenesis—from the Greek thigmo (touch), morpho (form) and genesis (origin). The performance Uma forma que vem do toque, combined with the installation, resorts to the personification of the plant, based on the idea of commitment and affection for a healthier and more virtuous growth of both crop and interpersonal relations.

Guilherme de Sousa (Viana do Castelo, 1994) and Pedro Azevedo (Porto, 1996) met in 2014 and have been collaborating professionally since 2016. Their work crosses fine arts and performing arts, and they have a special interest in theatre, dance and installation. Among their works stand out It Takes Two to Tango, Apartamento [Apartment], VANISH, which won the Campo de Batalha grant, awarded by Teatro Municipal do Porto, and Horto – Uma forma que vem do toque [Horto – Form from Touch], which won the third edition of the Happy Together grant, awarded by Mala Voadora in partnership with the Porto Municipal Council / Forum of the Future.
They’re currently Teatro Municipal do Porto’s Young Associated Artists for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.

  • Created and performed
    Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo
    Lighting design
    Francisco Campos
    Domenico Scarlatti 
    Plaster ears
    Telma Pereira

88º Anniversary Teatro Rivoli

16 Thu, 18 Fri & 19 Sun

Year after year we celebrate the anniversary of the city’s Theatre. Two days of free admittance during which Teatro Municipal do Porto unravels a little of what takes place throughout the year. Several performances, installations and concerts bear witness to the multidisciplinary programme that characterises Rivoli and Campo Alegre, intersecting tradition and contemporaneity. This year, it starts with a special solidarity session of Quintas de Leitura. We invited Aurélien Bory & Shantala Shivalingappa to present their visual and choreographic ode, “ASH”; Visões Úteis, a theatre company from the city, to present its latest creation; the Belgium company Laika to bring “Narrow”, a performance for the whole family; and Daniel Seabra, Sonoscopia and the young associated artists (the duo Guilherme de Sousa & Pedro Azevedo, and Ana Isabel Castro) to present short pieces taking over several places within Rivoli at the same time; among other performances to explore. We will also present our programme from March to July on January 18. Our anniversary is also a way of getting a new year started with renewed energy and the artistic pulse for which we’re known. Everyone is invited to spend these two special days with us!

Free entrance to all activities. Tickets may be collected on the day, after 11.00am (maximum of two tickets per person).