Joana Providência

Famílias imaginárias

Joana Providência

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Performances for school groups and families

June

family session
519.00hSat
617.00hSun

CAMPO ALEGREStage Auditorium

Theatre
Premiere
Price 2.50€ (children and school groups) / 7€ (adults)
Duration 40min
Age >6
Returning to the stories of love and affection, Joana Providência now wishes to reflect upon what binds and builds a family. The Famílias imaginárias [Imaginary families] performance seeks to closely work with a group of families from Porto throughout the 2020/2021 season, exploring the ties that unite them, but also establishing new relations based on proximity and care. A family is made of different ties and knots, tangled up in different ways, resulting in fabrics of all shapes and sizes. Famílias imaginárias will not only enable us to look at already established families, but also to form new families: one can borrow a grandmother from the group or try out brothers on stage. Uncles, fathers, mothers, grandparents, cousins, and so on—every family tie you can imagine can be made up in this project. Joana Providência also invited families whose members include performing arts professionals for Famílias imaginárias, and they’ll work continuously with the community, jointly weaving the web of stories and memories that will result in this performance, which is performed and experienced by everyone as a strange family that is made up during the process.


JOANA PROVIDÊNCIA completed her studies at the Lisbon School of Dance in 1989. She’s been one of the artistic directors at ACE – School of Arts/Teatro do Bolhão since its foundation in 2002. Among her many creations as a choreographer stand out Território [Territory], co-produced by Teatro do Bolhão, Culturgest and Comédias do Minho and nominated for the SPA – Portuguese Authors Society Best Dance Choreography Award in 2013, and Mecanismos [Mechanisms], which won the Sete d’Ouro New Talent Award.

Performances for school groups and families

June

family session
519.00hSat
617.00hSun

CAMPO ALEGREStage Auditorium

Theatre
Premiere
Price 2.50€ (children and school groups) / 7€ (adults)
Duration 40min
Age >6
Direction Joana Providência
Dramaturgy Raquel S.
Movement Daniela Cruz, Àngela Díaz Quintela
Lighting design Nuno Meira
Costumes Lola Sousa
Set design Susete Rebelo
Video Patrícia Poção
Singing Teresa Campos
Music Pedro ‘Peixe’ Cardoso
Illustration Carolina Gaessler
Production Teatro do Bolhão
Co-creative performers Inês Lua, Luca Walasik Viana, Anabela Sousa, Guilherme Sousa Coelho, Filipe Caldeira, Amora Lis, João Vladimiro, Gaspar Givone
Group of families Cláudia Lopes, Eduardo Lopes Barbosa, Madalena Lopes Barbosa, Nuno Marinho, Miguel Marinho, Orquídea Magalhães, Maria Francisca da Cruz, Nuno Encarnação, David Encarnação, Susete Rebelo, Maria Alice Quaresma, Sérgio da Silva, Vasco da Silva, Nuno André Esteves, Matilde Pimentel
Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro do Bolhão