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foto para Membrana João Pais Filipe and Mónica Baptista Membrana 18 Sep - 06 Nov 
Mon - Sat | 14:00 - 18:00
Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery 
Exhibition

Opening + performance: 18 Sep | Sat | 17:30  
Performance: 6 Nov | Sat | 17:30
foto para Membrana
Membrana
João Pais Filipe and Mónica Baptista
Membrana é o que separa, o que protege e também o que vibra. É da simbiose entre matérias e ritmos que surge a exposição de João Pais Filipe (som, gongos) e Mónica Baptista (fotografia, filme). Numa cadência de salas escuras, imagens em diálogo com as esculturas sonoras convocam-nos para uma experiência em que o som e a luz, ambos de natureza vibratória, nos conduzem por uma deriva rizomática.
Esta obra resulta de uma residência artística no Uganda em 2019 que antecedeu o festival Nyege Nyege. — João Pais Filipe e Mónica Baptista

Biographies

Music and sound sculptures: João Pais Filipe | Film and photography: Mónica Baptista | Sound design: José Arantes | Co-production: Circular Festival de Artes Performativas, Curtas Metragens CRL / Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática


Photography © All Rights Reserved
18 Sep - 06 Nov
Mon - Sat | 14:00 - 18:00
Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery (Rua do Lidador, 147 - Google Maps)  
Exhibition

Opening + performance: 18 Sep | Sat | 17:30

Performance: 6 Nov | Sat | 17:30

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M/6 | Free admission
foto para Sidewalk Volmir Cordeiro  Sidewalk 18 Sep | Sat | 21:00
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 1
Dance
foto para Sidewalk
Sidewalk
Volmir Cordeiro 
Sidewalk, piece for six performers, is a way to evoke the metamorphosis as the only means for accessing freedom. By restituting the vivid energy of "becoming", Sidewalk invests the joy as a form of individual and collective blossoming. After creating the duo Street with Washington Timbó, in 2015, Volmir Cordeiro approaches the sidewalk as a privileged space for the circulation of worlds, works, norms, contacts, parties and stagnation. In an ongoing quest for contradictory body states - recurring strategy in his work - Sidewalk researches "breaking dead ends", creating conditions for things to pass and, thus, authorizing the passage as a celebration. A work scene, a procession that does not deny its vulgarity, a disordered stroll that leads us to a walking trance. To escape the helplessness and exclusion that govern the tragedy of the current world, the dancers continuously transform, mask or unmask, and exit themselves through the shared experience of a passing ecstasy.
— Volmir Cordeiro

volmircordeiro.com/volmir
youtube.com | Volmir Cordeiro
manakinprod.fr/artists/volmir-cordeiro

Biography

Choreography: Volmir Cordeiro | Performers: Volmir Cordeiro, Martin Gil, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Marcela Santander Corvalán, Anne Sanogo, Washington Timbó | Technical director: Aliénor Lebert | Assistant director: Bruno Pace | Lighting designer: Abigail Fowler | Sound designer: Arnaud de la Celle | Costume designer: Volmir Cordeiro | Costume making: Vinca Alonso & Volmir Cordeiro with the participation of dancers | Regards extérieurs: Carolina Campos, Adeline Fontaine, Kiduck Kim | Interns: Garance Debert, Léa Lourmière | Thanks to: Charlotte Imbault, Chloé Perol, Bruno Pace, Joy Noire, Nadine Noret | Special thanks to: Henry Pillsbury | Production: Donna Volcan | Administration, production, touring: MANAKIN Lauren Boyer & Leslie Perrin | Coproduction: CND Centre national de la danse ; Le Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-studio ; Charleroi Danse – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles ; Ateliers Médicis - Clichy-sous-Bois / Montfermeil ; King’s Fountain ; Le Dancing CDCN ; La Place de la Danse, CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie ; ICI —CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo | With the support of:  Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon ; Actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines ; Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis ; DRAC Île-de-France - aide à la structuration
Circular Festival would like to thanks to: Curtas Metragens CRL, Fundação de Serralves


Photography © Fernanda Tafner
18 Sep | Sat | 21:00
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 1  (Avenida Dr. João Canavarro - Google Maps)
Dance

National Premiere
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M/6 | 70' | 5 €
foto para CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks) CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks) CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks) 18 Sep | Sat | 22:30
Municipal Auditorium of Vila do Conde
Music
foto para CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks)
CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks)
CZN (João Pais Filipe + Valentina Magaletti + Leon Marks)
Few things are left to chance when it comes to CZN, the percussion-heavy project where prodigy rhythm shamans Valentina Magaletti and João Pais Filipe converge along with producer Leon Marks. Although intuition does play an intricate part in their outputs, it is the result of years of training picking different directions in rhythmic patterns that plays the bigger role in their latest Commutator. The path is clear, but the options are not as narrow as the creative decisions to avoid: 4:4 and other obvious patterns are forbidden coordinates, as well as the traditional drum kit and its limitations.

By exploring the numerous possibilities enabled by two drums kits reimagined from scratch and an array of copper-zink-nickel gongs and cymbals forged by Pais Filipe (the reasoning behind the CZN name), the group creates trance-like pieces that defy circularity, and create enticing movements to defy boredom. The listener is dared to dance, rather than invited to do so, being guided through a series of accelerations, decelerations and dynamic narratives where drumming intertwines perfectly with the environments produced by Marks via dub and non-melodic elements.

Throughout the two pieces of Commutator, the rule becomes the avoidance of norm. Torpor, as well as the obvious, becomes the only real tendency to avoid. This long-play comes out as the symbiotic output of two percussionists who are akin despite having trailed such different paths, perfectly merged in ever-shifting electronic landscapes. It is a standalone document, valuable by itself and with a growing interest in a proper context.

czndrums.bandcamp.com

Biographies

Percussion: João Pais Filipe | Percussion: Valentina Magaletti | Synthesizers: Leon Marks


Photography © Renato Cruz Santos
18 Sep | Sat | 22:30
Municipal Auditorium of Vila do Conde (Praça da República - Google Maps)
Music
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M/6 | 50' | 5 €
foto para She gave it to me I got it from her Clara Amaral She gave it to me I got it from her 24 Sep | Fri | 15:45, 17:00 25 Sep | Sat | 11:00, 12:00, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, 17:10
Centro de Memória
Performance
foto para She gave it to me I got it from her
She gave it to me I got it from her
Clara Amaral
a poem that choreographs her hands and voice
her voice that reads out loud
the book
becoming script
becoming performance
becoming archive

the permanence of her voice in the book
in the book
the presence and absence of their names

She gave it to me, I got it from her
It's a book and a choreography, read out loud and handled by a performer, for a group of
people.


claraamaral.tumblr.com
misted.cc

Biography

Written and performed by: Clara Amaral | Concept: Clara Amaral in dialogue with Karoline Świeżyński | Graphic Design and co editors: Karoline Świeżyński e Ronja Andersen | Objects conceptualization: Olga Micińska in dialogue with Clara Amaral | Fabrication of objects: Olga Micińska | Publisher:  Kunstverein Amsterdam | Book production supported by: Mondriaan Fund Publication Grants | Producers: Veem House for Performance; Alkantara; Teatro do Bairro Alto | Residencies: Workspacebrussels; Veem House for Performance; Circular

Clara Amaral is supported by the stipend Kunstenaar Start from Mondriaan Fund (2021 – 2022).

Photography © All Rights Reserved
24 Sep | Fri | 15:45, 17:00
25 Sep | Sat | 11:00, 12:00, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, 17:10
Centro de Memória (Largo de São Sebastião, 4480-754 Vila do Conde - Google Maps)
Performance

Ante-estreia
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M/14 | 45' | 5 €

Performance in english
foto para CD launch with recordings by Jorge Peixinho and Eduardo Luís Patriarca Drumming GP Peixinho Patriarca Percussão Drumming GP CD launch with recordings by Jorge Peixinho and Eduardo Luís Patriarca Drumming GP 24 Sep | Fri | 21:00
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Salão Nobre
Music
foto para CD launch with recordings by Jorge Peixinho and Eduardo Luís Patriarca Drumming GP
CD launch with recordings by Jorge Peixinho and Eduardo Luís Patriarca Drumming GP
Peixinho Patriarca Percussão Drumming GP
Jorge Peixinho, drinking from the widening of the sound possibilities and paradigm transformations brought by the 20th century, left us precious examples of his creativity as the two electroacoustic pieces “Electronicolírica” (Lyricalelectronical) and “A Floresta Sagrada” (The Sacred Forest). In the plan of percussion and in the developed format of ensemble, dedicates only one work in his catalog, “Morrer em Santi- ago” (To Die in Santiago), saturated in a mass of political ideology, with the honesty of those who defend and assume what they think, dedicating the work to Salvador Allende.
“Empty Time/Empty Space” by Eduardo Luís Patriarca emerges as a reflection to the imaginary of Peixinho. It assumes the instrumentation of the corresponding work, with minimum changes on the instrumental set. Lyrical, human and spiritual concerns are restructured, on a path of impermanence of materials and in their voidness. — Eduardo Patriarca


Programme:
—  Kado —  Eduardo Patriarca para Marimba, caixas chinesas e electrónica (10’)
—  Study for Marimba and Bongos* (2020) — Camila Salomé Menino (8´)
—  Electronicolírica (1979) — Jorge Peixinho

Talk with Eduardo Luís Patriarca, Miquel Bernat, Daniel Moreira, João Miguel Simões, Paulo Vasques and Dina Magalhães

*World premiere

www.drumming.pt

Biographies



Musical direction: Miquel Bernat | Performance: Jorge Lima, João Miguel Simões (percussão) | Co-edition CD Peixinho Patriarca Percussão: Drumming GP, Circular Festival de Artes Performativas | Edition supports: GDA, TMP

Photography © Susana Neves
24 Sep | Fri | 21:00
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Salão Nobre (Avenida Dr. João Canavarro - Google Maps)
Music
 
Talk with Eduardo Luís Patriarca, Miquel Bernat, Daniel Moreira, João Miguel Simões, Paulo Vasques and Dina Magalhães
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M/6 | 60' | Free admission - Reservations (more info in “Tickets and reservations”)
foto para a fala da racha (the word of the crack) Raul Maia a fala da racha (the word of the crack) 24 Sep | Fri | 22:30
25 Sep | Sat | 21:00
Municipal Auditorium of Vila do Conde
Dance
foto para a fala da racha (the word of the crack)
a fala da racha (the word of the crack)
Raul Maia
the  crack splits open what was once united 

We depart from a theatrical place, towards a choreographic process of  fragmentation of physical, textual, sound and dramaturgical languages.  We are invited to engage in an oniric and paradoxical exercise of reconciliation between the isolated fragment and an artificial unity created out of formal relations. A performative enigma feeding on the friction between form and content.

Biographies

Artistic direction and performance: Raul Maia | Sound: Raul Maia/Alex Kasses | Light design: Frederico Lobo/Raul Maia | Set design: Raul Maia/Ana Renata Polónia | Object handling: Ángela Diaz Quintela | Text: Raul Maia | Production: Raul Maia | Co-production: Festival Circular Vila do Conde, WUK Performing Arts | Supported by: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, MA7 city of Vienna | Artistic residencies: Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival DDD | Acknowledgements Circular Festival: Joclécio Azevedo

WARNING: Strobe lights are used during this performance.

Photography © Raul Maia
24 Sep | Fri | 22:30
25 Sep | Sat | 21:00
Municipal Auditorium of Vila do Conde (Praça da República - Google Maps) Dança

World premiere
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M/14 | 60' | 5 € 
foto para Ensaio de decifração de um enigma: A poesia dramática é a causa finalis da vida humana e do mundo (Goethe) | Questões Práticas Maria Filomena Molder Ensaio de decifração de um enigma: A poesia dramática é a causa finalis da vida humana e do mundo (Goethe) | Questões Práticas 25 Sep | Sat | 14:30-16:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 2
Conference
foto para Ensaio de decifração de um enigma: A poesia dramática é a causa finalis da vida humana e do mundo (Goethe) | Questões Práticas
Ensaio de decifração de um enigma: A poesia dramática é a causa finalis da vida humana e do mundo (Goethe) | Questões Práticas
Maria Filomena Molder
Desde que encontrei esta frase de Goethe escrita a 3 de Março de 1785, algum tempo antes da sua viagem a Itália, numa carta à Senhora von Stein, não mais deixei de me bater com ela.
Nela observo uma compreensão do mundo e da nossa vida que não cede o lugar a nenhuma outra. Não que a vida humana e o mundo sejam teatro, mas eles formam tramas e tramas sobrepondo-se, agindo umas sobre as outras, criando personagens vários, cuja dramaturgia se engendra nas várias temperaturas das acções: caldarium, temperarium, frigidarium, como nas termas romanas. Assim o teatro move a vida humana e o mundo, ele é um atractor.

Alguns aspectos e autores que serão chamados à cena:
— o teatro como uma expressão do olhar para si própria de uma cultura: teatro e crise;
— a relação entre filosofia e tragédia (Platão e Aristóteles);
—  o nascimento/origem da tragédia e o Trauerspiel (Benjamin e Nietzsche);
— ver a nossa própria vida como uma peça de teatro vista por alguém (Wittgenstein). Os jogos de linguagem como as formas dramáticas da nossa vida. Primeiro jogo: aprender a falar.

Target audience: students in higher or professional education, namely in areas such as dramaturgy,  choreography and other artistic disciplines, arts administrators and programmers, teachers, general public.

Questões práticas
O ciclo “Questões práticas” configura-se em torno de encontros, conversas e performances que pretendem dar a conhecer práticas de investigação, escrita, performance, pensamento e transmissão de conhecimento. Cada encontro funciona como um exercício de activação do imaginário social, poético e político dos participantes e dos convidados, procurando intersecções entre práticas artísticas e não artísticas. Organizado em torno de momentos separados no tempo, mas articulados entre si, este ciclo utiliza diferentes formatos de apresentação e protocolos de participação, promovendo o envolvimento e o cruzamento de públicos com interesses diversificados.

Coordination Questões Práticas: Joclécio Azevedo | Initiative in the framework of the Circular Cultural Association's education programme

Biographies

Photography © José Bértolo
25 Sep | Sat | 14:30-16:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 2  (Avenida Dr. João Canavarro - Google Maps)
Conference
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5 €
foto para Launch of the journal Coreia #05 Performance Ehera Noara (2020) by Hwayeon Nam, performed pby Ji-hye Chung and film Against Waves Launch of the journal Coreia #05 25 Sep | Sat | 17:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Salão Nobre
Edition
foto para Launch of the journal Coreia #05
Launch of the journal Coreia #05
Performance Ehera Noara (2020) by Hwayeon Nam, performed pby Ji-hye Chung and film Against Waves
Coreia is an editorial project of artistic, critical and discursive nature about arts in general, with special affiliation to the medium of dance. Published twice a year in Portuguese language and distributed for free, Coreia is an independent, experimental and internationalist forum focused on the discourse produced by works and artists through various formats such as scores, manifests, short stories, interviews, chronicles, essays, critiques and opinions.
This edition includes contributions from Alice Dusapin & Christophe Wavelet, Anna Halprin, Bruno Zhu, Dani Issler, Gaya Medeiros, Henrique Neves & Sara Wookey, Hwayeon Nam, Leandro Souza, Leticia Skrycky, Min Kyoung Lee, Paula Caspão, Raimund Hoghe and Sara Graça.
The launching, presented by its editor, João dos Santos Martins, will be accompanied by  the screening of the film "Against Waves" and of the performance "Ehera Noara" by the South Korean artist Hwayeon Nam, performed by Ji Hye Chung activating the archive of one of the pioneer of Korean Modern Dance Choi Seung Hee.
— João dos Santos Martins
www.coreia.pt

Biographies

Editor-in-chief: João dos Santos Martins | Graphic design: Isabel Lucena | Contributors #5: Alice Dusapin & Christophe Wavelet, Anna Halprin, Bruno Zhu, Dani Issler, Gaya Medeiros, Henrique Neves & Sara Wookey, Hwayeon Nam, Leandro Souza, Leticia Skrycky, Min Kyoung Lee, Paula Caspão, Raimund Hoghe, Sara Graça | Translation: José Maria Vieira Mendes, Patrícia Silva, Joana Frazão, Sara Godinho | Proof-reading: Pedro Cerejo | Transcription: Cyriaque Villemaux | Publisher, Distributer and Producer: Associação Parasita, Circular Associação Cultural | Website: Sara Orsi | Support: Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar, Linha de Fuga, Devir Capa | Acknowledgements: Luca Giacomo Schulte, Ricardo Valentim, Stephanie Earle

Performance "Ehera Noara" (2020) Script, Direction: Hwayeon Nam | Dramaturgy: Kim Jae Lee | Performance: Ji Hye Chung | Music: Jowall
Film "Against Waves"
2019, single-channel video, 14min 53sec

Press photography of "Ehera Noara" by Seung-hee Choi, 1933, in "The Century’s Beauty Dancer Choi Seung-hee", pp. 178-179 © Gim Ikhyun
25 Sep | Set | 17:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Salão Nobre  (Avenida Dr. João Canavarro - Google Maps)
Edition
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M/6 | 60' | Free admission - Reservations (more info in “Tickets and reservations”)

Performance and film will be spoken in english and korean, without translation to portuguese
foto para Pienso casa, digo silla Los Detectives Pienso casa, digo silla 25 Sep | Sat | 22:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 1
Theatre
foto para Pienso casa, digo silla
Pienso casa, digo silla
Los Detectives
Pienso casa, digo silla focuses on the experiences of the visionaries of the Middle Ages, especially in the figure of Hildegard Von Bingen, to ask ourselves what it means to believe in our desacralized world. What is the visionary experience and how could it be translated in our contemporary world?
This work revolves around the potential of faith and what it means to completely surrender to trigger the viewer's mind. A ritual in which three women invoke the mystical experience through cathartic possessions, anachronistic dances, visions and songs from the afterlife.

www.losdetectives.org

Biographies


Idea and creation: Mariona Naudin, María García Vera, Marina Colomina e Amaranta Velarde | Performers: Mariona Naudin, María García Vera, Laia Cabrera | Mentoring: Sofía Asencio | Sound design: Pablo Schvarzman | Lighting design: Daniel Miracle | Support structures: La Caldera, ARTAS collective linked to La Poderosa, Antic Teatre, El Graner, Festival Salmon, Festival Grec Barcelona | Support: Acción Cultural Española

Data e local de estreia: Julho 2019, Festival Grec Barcelona – Antic Teatre

Photography © Mila Ercoli
25 Sep | Sat | 22:30
Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde
— Sala 1  (Avenida Dr. João Canavarro - Google Maps)
Theatre

National premiere
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M/14 | 60' | 5 €

Performance in spanish