Renaud Herbin - © Benoit Schupp

© Benoit Schupp

Paralelo Programme

12 Thu 10.30h & 15.00h — school session 13 Sex 10.30h & 15.00h — school session 14 Sáb 16.00h — family session

CAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

2.50€ (children and school groups) e 7.00€ (adults) • 40min • >3

Renaud Herbin

L’écho des creux [Eco oco]

Theatre
France
National premiere
Renaud Herbin - © Benoit Schupp

© Benoit Schupp

 
In this performance, I’d like to address the way our body is depicted. How does one see his/her own body, especially when it is undergoing changes? I’m interested in tackling the philosophical issue of metamorphosis identity. Metamorphosis has nothing to do with appearance and outside, but rather with a part of our unconscious being, the imaginary. Let us come up with an unfinished body and an intermediate language at the threshold of being human, plant, mineral or animal. — Renaud Herbin

Two young women dream of changing skin. They have a workbench, blocks of dirt and a few tools at their disposal, enabling them to start the experiment metamorphose themselves. Little by little we step into their phantasy an into the living paintings workshop, which is enriched by the universe of visual artist Gretel Weyer. Everything becomes tangible and an excuse to touch the longing for change, the fear of the unknown, the awe of what shows up, so many emotions and conditions to experience in this duo’s complicity. All the while making up a broken, imperfect and fragile language. In this game of depicting the modified bodies, the folds, the hidden or invisible places, every body cavity enables us to imagine imaginary, fragmented envelopes with unlikely contours. Does metamorphosis transform us into someone else or does it turn into what we ought to be?


RENAUD HERBIN is a puppeteer with a degree from the National School of Puppetry Arts Charleville-Mézières. He co-directed the company LàOù for a long time. He staged several plays with a strong visual and sound nature based on theatre and literary works, in some cases also featuring in them. He’s been the director of the Young Audience Theatre – National Drama Centre of Alsace-Strasbourg since 2012, where he carries out his work based on the relation between body, object and image, deconstructing material and puppet practices, and establishing a connection with choreography and visual arts. He collaborates with several artists, among which Aurélien Bory and Bérangère Vantusso.
  • Concept
    Renaud Herbin
    In collaboration with
    Anne Ayçoberry
    Performers
    Marta Pereira
    Jeanne Marquis

    Shapes and materials 
    Gretel Weyer
    Set design
    Mathias Baudry
    Lighting design
    Fanny Bruschi
    Sound design
    Morgan Daguenet
  • Builders
    Christian Rachner
    Anthony Latuner

    Stage director
    Thomas Fehr
    Tour manager
    Mehdi Ameur
    Produced by 
    TJP 
    Centre dramatique national de Strasbourg - Grand Est 

    Co-produced by 
    Teatro Municipal do Porto 
    MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard

Paralelo

Approach Programme to Performing Arts

This programme, implemented by Teatro Municipal do Porto, develops and presents a variety of proposals linked to the programme and for all audiences. It thus puts forward a series of actions taking place at Rivoli and Campo Alegre, ranging from performances to workshops, from encounters to long term projects, from talks to guided tours. Given that one of its main purposes is mediation, it is crucial to focus on the variety of existing audiences, as well as on the fostering of an active, critical participation that enhances reflection upon the performing arts, and a close and constructive relation to their creators. While it offers performances and activities specifically meant for schools and families on a monthly basis, Paralelo also provides other audiences with the chance to regularly and jointly approach performing arts with different proposals and approaches.

PROGRAMME 2019/2020

Performances for School Groups and Families

They are presented under the Programa Paralelo, performances that target children, young people and families. These performances also have sessions for school groups.
Renaud Herbin

Renaud HerbinL’écho des creux [Eco oco]

Paralelo Programme
2020March
12 Thu 10.30h & 15.00h — school session 13 Sex 10.30h & 15.00h — school session 14 Sáb 16.00h — family session
CAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

Theatre
P.E.D.R.A.

P.E.D.R.A.Projeto Educativo em Dança de Repertório para Adolescentes (3rd edition)

Paralelo Programme
2020April
3 Fri 19.00h 4 Sat 16.00h
CAMPO ALEGRE Café-Teatro

Dance
Patrícia Portela

Patrícia PortelaBoas memórias

Paralelo Programme
2020June
19 Fri 21.00h20 Sat 16.00h
CAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

Theatre

Workshops & Masterclasses

These are practical activities that bring together national and international creators who present their work at Teatro Municipal do Porto and the several audiences (students, professionals, curious people with or without experience) of different age groups. They foster a better understanding of the work we present here, of the parties involved and of the creative process as a whole. Each workshop or master class is €2.50, or free upon presentation of ticket for the corresponding performance.
Workshop with Romeu Runa

Workshop with Romeu Runa

2020April
CAMPO ALEGRE Studio

Workshops
Georgian Traditional Dance workshop

Georgian Traditional Dance workshop

DDD 2020
2020April
18 Sat 10.00h — 12.00h
CAMPO ALEGRE Studio

Dance
Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter Yoga Workshopwith Sabrina Tacconi

DDD 2020
2020April
23 Thu 17.00h
RIVOLI Rehearsal Room

Dance

Aquecimento Paralelo

Once a month, this workshop challenges the spectators to try a given performance’s idea or movement out right before watching it. It not only enables a brief approach to different languages, it also allows all those who participate in it (with or without experience) to relate to the performances in a way that is rather different than the usual. Each Paralelo Warm Up is 2.50€, or free upon presentation of ticket for the corresponding performance.
Aquecimento Paralelo with Inês Campos

Aquecimento Paralelo with Inês Campos

2020March
7 Sat 17.00h — 18.00h
CAMPO ALEGRE Rehearsal Room

Workshops
Paralelo Warm Up with Ana Ester Ribeiro e Beatriz Valentim

Paralelo Warm Up with Ana Ester Ribeiro e Beatriz Valentim

2020May
30 Sat 17.00h
RIVOLI Rehearsal Room

Dance
Paralelo Warm Up with Isabel Ariel

Paralelo Warm Up with Isabel Ariel

2020June
27 Sat 17.00h
RIVOLI Rehearsal Room

Dance

Meetings

Based on the season’s performances, the main topic is performing arts, and everyone is invited to the conversation, which is first and foremost meant to be participatory and enriching. These encounters promote a wide-ranging debate on a specific topic, vary in length, and may take place at the Theatre, schools or unconventional places.
Encounter with Tânia Carvalho, Joana Manarte & Luís Fernandes

Encounter with Tânia Carvalho, Joana Manarte & Luís Fernandes

2020March
4 Wed 17.30h
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto

Meetings
Um dia com o CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Um dia com o CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

2020May
23 Thu
Teatro Rivoli

Dance
Like His Mother

Like His MotherMeeting with Raimund Hoghe

2020June
2 Tue 15.00h
MODATEX

Dance
Como é uma aula do CCN - Ballet de Lorraine?

Como é uma aula do CCN - Ballet de Lorraine?

2020June
23 Thu
Teatro Rivoli

Dance

Post-performance talks

This season, we challenged three guests to moderate these talks. Every now and then, someone from Teatro Municipal do Porto’s programming team or some other guest may take on that role. The post-performance talk doesn’t last long (around half an hour), and its goal is to engage directly with the artists and to get closer to the basic ideas and processes behind the piece that has just been presented and about which we’d like to know more.



Post-performance talk with dancers of Rosas Company

Post-performance talk with dancers of Rosas Company

2020March
25 Wed 22.45h
RIVOLI Café

Dance

Ongoing projects

Every year we have undertaken a long term project, always with specific groups of participants. The projects can focus on different artistic fields, and they allow for a continuing practice over several months. They also encourage sharing among the group, and raising awareness and acknowledgement that performing arts can and must be for all. This season’s long term project, “O Amigo Secreto” [The Secret Friend], challenges and questions the holders of the Teatro Municipal do Porto’s Friend Card on the concept of “friendship” and on what it means, after all, to be friends with a theatre.

Spectator workshop

Aged 8 to 13
We propose to this group to watch, together, the performances presented under the Parallel. After each work, Tomás Carneiro, of Public Philosophy, challenges them to question and to discover the various looks that the Performative Arts make possible

Aged 14 to 18
This will be a place to discover, reflect and share. Starting from the different proposed performances, we try to construct a joint critical thought, a result of the individuality of each one. It is intended to start from the experience of Angela Diaz Quintela to propose challenges, influence and be influenced by the natural transformation of thought. Provide a space of constant questioning and openness, losing the fear of not liking or not perceiving, thus recognizing the importance that this place has for the various artistic areas.

Older than 18 
Once a month, this group attends a performance of the Teatro Municipal do Porto. After the performance, Tomás Carneiro, from Philosophy, proposes an informal conversation. The challenge is for everyone to have the opportunity to question and be questioned, to discover (or not) other perspectives, and, above all, to be able to share.

Duration: once a month from October 2019 to July 2020. Tickets to the performances 2.50€. To apply for one of the groups or for further information, e-mail us at: paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt

 

Twenty Minutes

“Twenty Minutes” is a Teatro Municipal do Porto project taking place during the 2018/2019 school year and involving final-year students at one of Porto’s following art schools: ACE – School of Arts; balleteatro; ESAP – Porto Higher School of Art, and ESMAE – School of Music and Performing Arts. Its main goal is to present new creations developed and performed exclusively by students. 

Guided tours

The Teatro Municipal do Porto opens the doors of its two poles, Rivoli and Campo Alegre, in order to unveil its frames. A guided tour that intends to make known these two Theaters, but also the work that is developed here and the team that works in them.

11.00h — 12.30h

 

MARCH 21

Elisabete Veiga (Administrative support) 
Francisco Choupina (Maintenance) 

RIVOLI

 

MAY 30 

Catarina Mesquita (Production) 
Vanessa Freitas (Technical department) 

CAMPO ALEGRE
 

JULY 11 
Francisco Teles (Technical department)

Marina Freitas (Production)

RIVOLI


Minimum 6 and maximum 25 participants 
Registration for paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt
Free
>6

Aside from the dates mentioned, there is also the possibility of organising group tours.
This service may be provided at request upon prior application to paralelo.tmp@cm-porto.pt
Appointing the visit is contingent on the availability of the teams and on the theatre’s activities.
Translation in English, French and Portuguese Sign Language may be provided whenever requested.

For further information
 paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt

Solidary dress rehearsals

This initiative proposes that the general rehearsal of a particular performance or artist be promoted to the benefit of social solidarity institutions through the transfer of tickets, which the institution in turn makes available to its members and the public at symbolic values. The amount raised goes entirely to the institutions.

For further information paralelo.tmp@agoraporto.pt