Palcos Instáveis

Catarina Campos & Melissa Sousa
BOWND
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Sara Santervás
Krakatoa
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Laura Daelemans & Margarida Constantino
That's so tapical

Palcos Instáveis

© Sara Ferreira (BOWND)

TMP ONLINE

November

20/11 sat 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Sala-Estúdio
18/12 sat 17:00 TMP ONLINE

CAMPO ALEGRE & ONLINE

Dance
Instável — Centro Coreográfico
Price 7€ (Campo Alegre) / 3.50€ (TMP Online)
Duration 45min + 30min + 20min
Age recommendation 6+
TMP Online conditions Streaming available 24h (between 17:00 on December 18 to 23:59 on December 19)
Catarina Campos & Melissa Sousa
BOWND

BOWND is based on the search for movement linked to the universe of “boundaries”. “Own”, “bond” and “bound” are keywords in a path to build the boundaries of the human being and to more clearly be aware of and express who we are and who we are not, which we can only figure out by engaging with others. Aside from movement, the humanisation of limits—such as body sound, touch sound, vocal sound, breathed sound—creates a silence that keeps changing through a contemporary urban dance language that embraces contributions from hip-hop and house, as well as the movement engrained in each of the performers. – Catarina Campos and Melissa Sousa

In parallel with architecture, Catarina Campos started dancing at the All About Dance academy. She later had professional training in urban dances at the Flow Dance Academy Paris and the Juste Debout School Paris, and did the Advanced Training in Performance and Choreographic Creation by Companhia Instável. She created the dance and identity training programme Your Hip Hop. She is a dancer in Sandrine Lescourant’s choreographic lab and in Devices, by Phillipe Almeida. She co-created and performed in Ferida, Tres pas sar and Querencia. She performed in Expedição, by Mara Andrade, and A Ideia de Europa, by Estrutura, both belonging to the project €UROTRA$H, by the North Contemporary Ballet, in the scope of which she also created and choreographed the piece Pelo Menos 77. She is currently working with Melissa Sousa to create the project Casamãe, an artistic creation and research platform.

Melissa Sousa
studied contemporary dance performance at UNEARTE – National Experimental University of the Arts (Caracas) and urban dances at the Peridance Capezio Center (New York). She performed for Sandrine Lescourant (Mufasa), Dana Foglia, Ladies of Hip Hop, Alvin Ailey School and more recently in three micro-pieces by Jorge Gonçalves, Joclécio Azevedo and Catarina Campos, which were part of the segment ÀGORA from €UROTRA$H by the Ballet Contmpoâneo do Norte. She also choreographed En el vacío in the scope of the choreographic lab by Instável. She founded and is co-artistic director of the urban dances festival LOOP. She is currently working with Catarina Campos to create the project Casamãe, which hosts artistic creations.


Sara Santervás
Krakatoa

The day the Earth shouted. An extremely violent eruption wipes out mercilessly, leaving behind a horizon of instability, shaking the ground underneath. A body is subjected to, shaken and devastated by the ruthless might of Nature. Resorting to energy, Krakatoa intends to offer a window through which to look at the inner journey of an experience, the intimate truth of a body in its living flesh, exploring the most painful side of feeling dominated by chaos. – Sara Santervás

Sara Santervás (Úbeda, Spain, 1994) studied flamenco, bolero and Spanish dance. She has a degree in biomedicine form the University of Seville and in genetics and human evolution from the University of Granada, having worked in the field of DNA molecular repair mechanisms. She studied contemporary dance at the Reina Sofía Professional Dance Conservatory in Granada. In 2018, she arrived in Porto and met Mafalda Deville. She has performed with international artists (Mafalda Deville, Elisabeth Lambeck and Joan Jonas) and local companies (Esquiva – Dance Company and Oficina Zero). Krakatoa marks her debut as creator and performer.


Laura Daelemans & Margarida Constantino 
That’s so tapical

Our society is built in circles. Every so often, when we dare to escape our comfort circle, we’re confronted wit a new perspective on reality. That’s so Tapical is a narrative about fiction and the undeniable, about the history being told and the one being silenced. It is about oppression. It is a “playground” for thought in the several dimensions of our characters against the reality put into words. It is about the truth. The ideas we ridicule in our mind under a magnifying glass in the social matrix. The dominance of the real over the insane chimera. Putting in words the absurd that is humour and the tension that is euphoria. – Laura Daelemans and Margarida Constantino

Laura Daelemans is a Belgian choreographer, performer and illustrator who lives in The Netherlands. She started dancing at the age of 13, studied at de! Kunsthumaniora (Antwerp, Belgium) and has a degree from the ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem, 2021). She performed in pieces by Roser López Espinosa, Anton Lachky, Katja Heitmann, Hélder Seabra and Eldad Ben-Sasson. Aside from her contemporary dance training, she does tap dance and attended theatre classes at the theatre department at ArtEZ. Daelemans creates pieces that are tragic comedies. Her most recent works include Royal Oak for the company SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht, Total Eclipse at De Nieuwe Oost and Tea Time (co-created with Danielle Huyghe).

Margarida Constantino is a choreographer and dancer from Porto. She has a degree from the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, specialising in artistic and theory and research in the scope of the Honors Programme. She attended the Vilar do Paraíso Music Academy, Ginasiano and the Lisbon School of Dance. While in The Netherlands, she presented works by Marco Goecke, Elias Lazaridis – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Eastman, Trisha Brown with Eva Karczag, Roser López Espinosa, Krisztina de Châtel and Eldad Ben-Sasson, among others. She currently works as a dancer for the Nicole Beutler Projects and as a freelance choreographer. During the past year, she presented several pieces, including 21, a performance for 3 dancers, at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague.


Since the Palcos Instáveis series started in 2012, it has encouraged the work of upcoming creators from Porto and the Northern region of the country. Curated by Instável — Choreographic Centre and co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto, Palcos Instáveis facilitates artistic residencies to create, produce, announce and present new works, thus enabling the intersection of artistic experiences and providing the city with the opportunity to get in touch with upcoming choreographic languages.

TMP ONLINE

November

20/11 sat 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Sala-Estúdio
18/12 sat 17:00 TMP ONLINE

CAMPO ALEGRE & ONLINE

Dance
Instável — Centro Coreográfico
Price 7€ (Campo Alegre) / 3.50€ (TMP Online)
Duration 45min + 30min + 20min
Age recommendation 6+
TMP Online conditions Streaming available 24h (between 17:00 on December 18 to 23:59 on December 19)
Catarina Campos & Melissa Sousa
BOWND

Choreography and performance Catarina Campos, Melissa Sousa 
Co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto, Instável

Sara Santervás
Krakatoa
 
Creation and performance Sara Santervás 
Dramaturgical support Mercedes Quijada, Elisabeth Lambeck
Music Gil Delindro, Senyawa, asian traditional music

Laura Daelemans & Margarida Constantino 
That’s so tapical

Artistic direction and performance Margarida Constantino, Laura Daelemans 
Residency support Flor de Fango, Watapana Dance Company, ArtEZ University of the Arts