Presented in partnership between BoCA and TBA, Marcus Lindeen’s shows “Orlando & Mikael” and “L’Aventure Invisible” are on Público’s list of the 10 best theatre and dance plays of 2023: “two extraordinary examples of how theatre can be a place of listening, intimacy and curiosity about the other. The audience sits next to the performers and is hypnotised by personal demands in search of identity.” (Gonçalo Frota)
In addition, Gabriel Chaile’s “What if the autobiographical is nothing more than the history of others crossing us?”, a commission and production by BoCA, was highlighted by the BANTUMEN platform as a “Best of” of 2023 in African and Afro-diasporic visual arts in Portugal. The new creation, presented at MAAT’s Praça do Carvão, is a tribute to Alcindo Monteiro, a young Portuguese man born in Cape Verde who was brutally murdered in 1995 in a crime that exposed, and continues to expose, the country’s structural racism. Around Alcindo’s kiln-portrait, and in partnership with Lisboa Criola, we met for debates, concerts, film screenings and, of course, lots of food. The project will be travelling nationally and internationally over the next two years.