As a recreation of the 90s New York’s Ballrooms, frequented by LGBTQ communities subculture, Groove BALL blooms in the emerging Oporto’s night panorama where we assist to small but yet very relevant cultural and artistic intervention.

In a world increasingly divided, corrupted by conservative and populist perspectives, it seems to exist no place for individuality manifestations. Groove Ball wants to be that place, which has been castrated by the world we live in, but which can also be reinvented; a place where cultural, sexual and emotional freedom are put into practice and that represents the end of expression barriers. By rejecting the idea of ??community we come as many of a whole expecting to get to know ourselves and remain who we are — without any genres, colors or borders.

Groove Ball shows that individuality and freedom may and should be celebrated, in a party where censorship is truly rejected by dragqueens or voguers: a night in which high heeled shoes and bare feet meet and dance until sun rises.

Next Performances

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • BoCA Summer School: Chants in the Huni Kuin Cosmovision

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In this workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes an immersive experience that relates to the musical culture of its people, thinking of voice and melody as vehicles and instruments for acting in the world, constituting bodies and living well.

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  • BoCA Summer School: Body and Nature

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In the "Body and Nature" workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes a practice and reflection on the role of art in the process of strengthening bodies in their society. During the training, each body will take on different faces: sometimes an instrument, sometimes a collective craft, sometimes a support for artistic, symbolic and communicative intervention with nature through the discovery of painting.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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