Born and raised in the neighbourhood of Arrentela, Seixal, and based in Lisbon, Herlander is an artist-performer who rewrites the rules of standard popular music. His music verges on the anti-pop, diving into a lake without genres, voices that harmonise with each other and particular sounds that sit apart in one room. He made his debut with the experimental EP “199” in 2018, after which he independently released a handful of singles and performed at iconic venues and festivals such as ZDB, Lux, Maus Hábitos and Iminente.

At the invitation of BoCA, he is now proposing a new performance project that wanders through the different phases of a person’s life and identity: birth, the now, the theft of innocence, the internal struggle and the “hyper-awareness of self”. In “Ao: Léo (Trial)”, a kind of theatrical concert – created and conceptualised with the visual collaboration of Eloïse Grace Winter and Rafael de Oliveira –, Herlander seeks to rediscover what is lost on the road to coming of age, as we conform and adjust to the movement and rhythm of the world. A work that takes us on an inward journey in search of our nameless origin and essence.

 

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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  • 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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