The Porto Sessions – Meg Stuart/ Mezzanine – 2015

THE PORTO SESSIONS

01.09.2015 – 27.10.2015

A program designed by Meg Stuart in collaboration with Ana Rocha

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With her ongoing desire to instigate new territories and commitment to collaboration practices, Meg Stuart has designed the program for the Porto Sessions along with Ana Rocha. The Rivoli Municipal Theatre hosts the Porto Sessions during a two month residency where Meg Stuart will launch a long-term research looking at alternative formats for encounters between artists and their environment, with the intention to ultimately transform collective artistic spaces. The sessions are an extension of the practices of other artists with whom she finds a common ground and shares artistic interests.

The September session – Collective Dreaming – will be an ongoing exchange and experimentation between choreographers and performers including Anna Nowicka, Benoît Lachambre, Christian Breuer, Cristina Planas Leitão, Joana Von Mayer Trindade, João Costa Espinho, Mark Tompkins, Mariana Tengner Barros and Rodrigo Malvar. The dream space of utopic futures will meet somatic-based work with a focus on irrational scores and improvisation.

In October, Meg Stuart will work with the dramaturge Jeroen Peeters and scenographer/architect Jozef Wouters in collaboration with Gaëtan Rusquet, Giulia Paolucci, Hamish MacPherson, Mariana Tengner Barros, Michiel VandeVelde, Noha Ramadan, Varinia Canto Villa and Rodrigo Malvar, on Phantasmal Archeology to investigate possible relations on cultural archetypes proposed by art centres and theatres. Looking at the city as a body of contradictory temporalities, we will extend the studio into the urban landscape. What collective artistic dreams do we share?  How can we imagine new places of artistic practices and rethink cultural spaces? How can we project other possibilities for ways of ephemeral inscriptions, and transcend the archaeology of these territories to imagine other places? How can we dream together?

The Porto Sessions, as a curatorial program, is a process of rendering and transforming the theatre space to experience and embody live matters in process. Open studio sessions, spontaneous actions, seminars, and improbable events are the different modules shared with and open to the audience.


A program designed by Meg Stuart in collaboration with Ana Rocha

Invited artists Anna Nowicka, Benoît Lachambre, Christian Breuer, Cristina Planas Leitão, Gaëtan Rusquet, Giulia Paolucci, Hamish MacPherson, Jeroen Peeters, Jozef Wouters, Joana Von Mayer Trindade, João Costa Espinho, Mark Tompkins, Mariana Tengner Barros, Mor Demer, Michiel VandeVelde, Noha Ramadan, Varinia Canto Villa and Rodrigo Malvar

Organization and Production MEZZANINE

Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto

In collaboration with Damaged Goods

With the support Goethe-Institut Porto, Maus Hábitos, STCP and Metro do PortoCOLLECTIVE DREAMING SESSION


 

Collective Dreaming Session

01.09.2015 – 25.09.2015

Dynamics of weight, energy and empathy | Workshop by Benoît Lachambre > 01 – 04 September, 17h – 20h | Rehearsal Space of Municipal Theater of Porto

Lab Collective Dreaming directed by Meg Stuart > 07 – 11 September, 10h-13h & 14h-16h
 | Rehearsal Space of Municipal Theater of Porto > With the collaboration of the invited artists, Joana Von Mayer Trindade, Cristina Planas Leitão, João Costa Espinho, Rodrigo Malvar, Mariana Tengner Barros, Mark Tompkins, Anna Nowicka, Benoît Lachambre and Christian Beuer

A given space of time | Workshop by Mark Tompkins >14 – 18 September, 10h -13h | Rehearsal Space of Municipal Theater of Porto

Dreamstates | Workshop by Anna Nowicka > 14 – 18 September, 16h – 20h | Rehearsal Space of Municipal Theater of Porto

Travelling inside | Workshop by Meg Stuart > 21 – 25 September, 10h – 14h | Rehearsal Space of Municipal Theater of Porto

 

MEZZANINE is a non profit cultural association financed by Governo de Portugal / Secretário de Estado da Cultura / Direcção-Geral das Artes

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods is financed by the Flemish Authorities and Flemish Community Commission

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