In the next two seasons, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, Teatro Municipal do Porto also rethinks the way it follows certain artists in the medium term, and how those same artists occupy the programme physically and most of all reflexively. We will reconsider the concept of “associated artist”, who up to now had our support in new co-productions, premieres and promotion, and start following three very young artists (all under the age of 25), whose first works’ relevance we recognise, and with whom we shall work out an individually tailored programme of artistic mentorship. Rather than immediately moving forward to challenges involving new creations, we are much more interested in understanding what artists need to enhance their work in this initial, key moment in his career. Hence, at this stage of artistic blossoming, we shall accompany dancer and choreographer ANA ISABEL CASTRO
, and the creative duo GUILHERME DE SOUSA & PEDRO AZEVEDO
, who wander between theatre, installation and set design. Teatro Municipal do Porto will thus occupy the life and growth of these young artists full of inebriating juvenile energy over the next two seasons.
The Teatro Municipal do Porto challenged Young Associated Artists to illustrate their universe on a black wall, creating a 6m2 moodboard where they visually presented their ideas, references, topics of interest and inspirations through objects, colors, textures, shapes and styles - a business card from their work.