Visões Úteis  - © DR

© DR

88º Anniversary Teatro Rivoli


15 Wed 21.00h 16 Thu 19.00h 17 Fri 21.00h 18 Sat 18.30h 19 Sun 14.30h

RIVOLI Small Auditorium

7.00€ • 1.30h • >14
The sessions of the 18th and 19th are part of the 88th Anniversary Teatro Rivoli programme

Visões Úteis

Little B

Visões Úteis' new creation, “Little B”, was designed, written and directed by Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa, Mário Moutinho and Sara Barros Leitão, thus doing justice to and broadening the collaborative dynamic that is the company’s trademark. Inspired by the career of Mário Moutinho, who was associated artist at Visões Úteis during the 2018/2019 season, the performance, however, declines an archival or documentary perspective: what matters is not so much Mário’s life, but rather the manifold lives one life may comprise; not so much the life he lived, but rather the life he is still to live; not so much what he remembers (or is remembered for), but rather the memory short cuts, inaccuracies and traps that become clear when one tries to file a life. Most importantly, more than what Mário did, what matters is what he dreamt—and fell short—of doing, because that’s where we all come together: Dumas/Sartre’s main character (“Keane”), which he never played; Prospero, surrounded by puppets, which he never played; the drum solo (“Little B”, The Shadows) he never played.

Visões Úteis (Porto, 1994) is a theatre-based artistic project that has already created and produced over fifty presentations both in Portugal and abroad, including theatre plays, performances in the landscape and community performances. It is also involved in research, training (through its educational service), book publishing, filmmaking and sound creation. Visões Úteis is a cross-disciplinary project based on collaborative work methods that involve the entire artistic team. Its artistic directors are Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa and João Martins. 
  • Dramaturgy and direction
    Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa, Mário Moutinho, 
    Sara Barros Leitão
    Set design
    Inês de Carvalho 
    Original sound track
    João Martins 
    Lighting design 
    Pedro Correia 
    Alexandra Allen, Sara Allen 
    Performed by 
    Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa, Mário Moutinho, Francisca Neves, special participation Clara Costa / Leonor Costa, Pedro Monteiro 
    Adittional musica
    “Tanto Mar”, lyrics and music by Chico Buarque
  • Production coordinator
    Teresa Camarinha 
    Executive production 
    Pedro Monteiro 
    Technical coordinator
    Zé Diogo Cunha 
    Produced by 
    Visões Úteis 
    Co-produced by
    Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente 
    Special thanks
    Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, Emilie Spitale, Ana Azevedo

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).