“Me for Dinner” explores the possibilities of modulating presence: playing with body and vocal performance in the encounter with the other. We will explore the performative act as an anthropophagic moment of exchange, where the audience devours our potentialities and fragilities, creating new bridges for the exchange of subjectivities. Through improvisation and composition exercises, participants will focus on the tension between body, voice and identity.

Gaya de Medeiros is a Brazilian artist living in Lisbon. She studied at the University of Animated Film UFMG/BR. She studied classical ballet, contemporary dance, theatre and dramaturgy. She worked for 9 years as a dancer and creator at the Palácio das Artes Dance Company (BR). In Portugal, she has collaborated with Olga Roriz, Tiago Cadete, Sónia Baptista, Gustavo Ciríaco, Alex Cassal, Victor Hugo Pontes and Daniel Gorjão. He starred in the short film “Caroço de Avocado”, which won awards in Hollywood, France, Berlin and several other countries. He created the show “Atlas da Boca”, which was part of the Alkantara Festival 2021, voted one of the best shows of 2021 by the Expresso newspaper, and made the list of 20 European shows selected for Spring Forward- Aerowaves 2023. In 2022 he premiered his second creation, “BAqUE”, in co-production with Espaço do Tempo, TBA and CCVF. In 2023, he will bring to DDD the premiere of “Father for Dinner”, which will premiere in November at the Alkantara Festival. He founded BRABA, a platform that aims to support, make viable and finance

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  • The Talking Car

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    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

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
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    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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  • TERRA COBRE

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    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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    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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