• THE ONLY POSSIBLE CITY

    15 March 2019 — 28 April 2019
    National Museum of Antique Art, Lisbon

    MEG STUART

    Initially conceived for an ample and neutral room of Manifesta7, in 2008, this video-installation by Meg Stuart is now re-contextualized in the Albertas’ Chapel, inside the National Museum of Antique Art in Lisbon. Meg Stuart is exposed. A human face in a space of human hyper-representation. The real exposed in a place of representation. Is it us who look at Stuart or is Stuart the one looking at us?

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  • ALIGNIGUNG 2

    15 March 2019 — 28 April 2019
    National Museum of Antique Art, Lisbon

    WILLIAM FORSYTHE

    Since the 90s, parallel to his stage creations, Forsythe has developed installations, sculptures and movies he calls “Choreographic Objects”. Blurring the lines between performance, sculpture and installation, his “Choreographic Objects” invite the spectator to confront the fundamental notions of choreography. BoCA presents for the first time in Portugal one of the pieces that integrates this serie, the video “Alignigung 2”, in three museums of Lisbon, Porto and Braga.

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  • SPIRIT HOUSE

    15 March 2019 — 28 April 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    MARINA ABRAMOVIC

    The return of Marina Abramovic in Portugal. The last time she’s been here was in 1997 with the “Spirit House” installation, which she conceived for an old municipal slaughterhouse in Caldas da Rainha. “Spirit House” is composed of five videos that dialogue between them, in which we see Marina Abramovic in different performances created for the camera: ‘Dissolution’, ‘Insomnia’, ‘Luminosity’, ‘Dozing Con- sciousness’ and ‘Lost Souls’.

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  • ALIGNIGUNG 2

    15 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Soares dos Reis National Museum, Porto

    WILLIAM FORSYTHE

    Since the 90s, parallel to his stage creations, Forsythe has developed installations, sculptures and movies he calls “Choreographic Objects”. Blurring the lines between performance, sculpture and installation, his “Choreographic Objects” invite the spectator to confront the fundamental notions of choreography. BoCA presents for the first time in Portugal one of the pieces that integrates this serie, the video “Alignigung 2”, in three museums of Lisbon, Porto and Braga.

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  • ALIGNIGUNG 2

    15 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Museum Dom Diogo de Sousa, Braga

    WILLIAM FORSYTHE

    Since the 90s, parallel to his stage creations, Forsythe has developed installations, sculptures and movies he calls “Choreographic Objects”. Blurring the lines between performance, sculpture and installation, his “Choreographic Objects” invite the spectator to confront the fundamental notions of choreography. BoCA presents for the first time in Portugal one of the pieces that integrates this serie, the video “Alignigung 2”, in three museums of Lisbon, Porto and Braga.

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  • NATIONAL IDENTITY (Príncipe Real)

    15 March 2019 — 07 April 2019
    Museu da Água - Reservatório da Patriarcal, Lisbon

    JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES & JOÃO RUI GUERRA DA MATA

    In the middle of the Príncipe Real Garden, iconographic site of LGBT bodies’ roaming, there can be found the subterranean Water Museum/Patriarchal Reservoir. BoCA presents the installation "National Identity" in a descent to the depths that re-contextualize the bodies the directors have been filming throughout the years, assembling film, photography and props from earlier works in a reflection on identities, and both gender and national identity.

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  • THE FISH – Braga

    15 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Fonte do Ídolo, Braga

    JONATHAS DE ANDRADE

    In the film “O Peixe” [The Fish] a fishing village stages a kind of ritual: they cradle the fish in their arms until their timely deaths. A limiting embrace – a rite of passage – where man retakes his condition as species and face to face with his prey, calms it down through an ambiguous sequence of gestures: affection, solidarity and violence. An embrace between predator and prey, between life and death, between the worker and the fruit of his labour.

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  • TEMPLE TIME

    15 March 2019 — 31 March 2019
    Chiado National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon

    RYAN TRECARTIN

    Ryan Trecartin is one of the most daring artists working with video in current days. His movies are a mixture of performance arts, sitcoms and hypnotic digital collages, like the result of a collaboration between Bosch and Keith Haring. Shot in a former Masonic temple in Los Angeles – a five-story warren of large, cavernous rooms akin to a windowless convention center – “Temple Time” unfolds like a horror-movie group expedition in a campsite wasteland.

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  • NÍDIA

    15 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    NÍDIA

    Nídia is one of the voices of a generation that has been transforming the international contemporary electronic music scene from a community basis. Her debut happened in 2015 with “Danger” as she still went by Nídia Minaj, and two years later released through Príncipe her first LP “Nídia é Má, Nídia é Fudida”.

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  • BLACK

    15 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    BLACK

    We can gather Lisbon’s cultural history from this century and appoint Black as one of the motors/mentors that made it become what we know today. Maybe you’ll have to investigate a little further to know his real name, but as co-founder of group Filho Único, the life of the city nowadays is what he helped create.

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  • THE FISH – Lisbon

    16 March 2019 — 13 April 2019
    Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon

    JONATHAS DE ANDRADE

    In the film “O Peixe” [The Fish] a fishing village stages a kind of ritual: they cradle the fish in their arms until their timely deaths. A limiting embrace – a rite of passage – where man retakes his condition as species and face to face with his prey, calms it down through an ambiguous sequence of gestures: affection, solidarity and violence. An embrace between predator and prey, between life and death, between the worker and the fruit of his labour.

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  • FLORA

    16 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Imagem Museum, Braga

    ANDRÉ ROMÃO

    The “Flora” exhibition by André Romão presents a series of sculptures, photography and videos made over the last few years by the artist himself, propositioning us with a free and speculative narrative on the conditions of inhabitability and survival in the world, physically as well as culturally.

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  • RUA – Braga

    16 March 2019
    Museu Dom Diogo de Sousa, Braga

    VOLMIR CORDEIRO

    In “Rua”, Volmir manifests in the different bodies and faces the street might contain. The space which is drifted and crossed by the dancer’s redesigning by movement converts in an open abstraction, as the performer condenses in his body the diverse characters of the urban fauna, the ones most marginalized. A choreographic answer to the reading of the war poems of Bertolt Brecht, “Rua” instills a dance of thought and body, densifying the space, inhabiting a thousand ghosts.

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  • GESTUÁRIO II – Porto

    16 March 2019
    Maus Hábitos, Porto

    INSTITUTE OF BLACK WOMEN FROM PORTUGAL - INMUNE

    The Institute of Black Women in Portugal - INMUNE answers to BoCA’s invitation to create a spoken word performance around the themes that involve the creation of this intersectional and anti-racist feminist entity, made up entirely of black women. This performance, “Gestuário II” leads intact in the fight against the silencing of black women, African and afro-descendant in past and today’s History.

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  • RUA – Lisbon

    17 March 2019
    Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

    VOLMIR CORDEIRO

    In “Rua”, Volmir manifests in the different bodies and faces the street might contain. The space which is drifted and crossed by the dancer’s redesigning by movement converts in an open abstraction, as the performer condenses in his body the diverse characters of the urban fauna, the ones most marginalized. A choreographic answer to the reading of the war poems of Bertolt Brecht, “Rua” instills a dance of thought and body, densifying the space, inhabiting a thousand ghosts.

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  • DUPLOC BARULIN – Lisbon

    20 March 2019 — 21 March 2019
    Teatro Taborda, Lisbon

    TÂNIA CARVALHO

    After presenting in 2017 a drawing exhibit in BoCA, “Toledo”, we now know another of her artistic expressions, Tânia in concert. This is where she can explore the creative possibilities of the instrument, in a concert where for the first she will also be composing with another performer, André Santos, who joins her in piano. The lyrics are either the artist’s very own or texts from Fernando Pessoa.

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  • GESTUÁRIO II – Lisbon

    22 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    INSTITUTE OF BLACK WOMEN FROM PORTUGAL - INMUNE

    The Institute of Black Women in Portugal - INMUNE answers to BoCA’s invitation to create a spoken word performance around the themes that involve the creation of this intersectional and anti-racist feminist entity, made up entirely of black women. This performance, “Gestuário II” leads intact in the fight against the silencing of black women, African and afro-descendant in past and today’s History.

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  • IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE

    22 March 2019 — 23 March 2019
    MAAT, Lisbon

    VASYA RUN

    Vasya Run is a Russian anonymous collective, composed of boys between ages 16 to 27 from the Moscow periphery, mixing contemporary art, theatre, street subcultures and spiritual emancipation rituals. Throughout rehearsals, movement research, group work and spiritual practices based on “Fourth Way” by George Gurdiief, Vasya Run arrive for the first time in Portugal with the premiere of a new creation. "If you want to continue" has as its main concept the hero figure.

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  • It will sound like silence, the sound of a revolution inside a Bunker

    23 March 2019 — 28 March 2019
    Casa dos Crivos, Braga

    MARIA TRABULO

    This work presents itself as an installation composed of several elements that local performers will activate in specific moments, inviting the audience to join in on the process. This work presents a reflection around the possibility of being able to still make revolutions facing the changes the digital revolution has introduced to society and communication, and facing the isolationism practiced by the states.

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  • CATERINA BARBIERI – Lisbon

    23 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    CATERINA BARBIERI

    Caterina Barbieri’s music has its origins on the meditation over primary waves and the polyrhythmic dance of harmonics. Her algorithmic approach to composition rooted in minimalism and Indian tradition, as well as her pragmatic attitude towards sequencing, unfolds in audible images that are surprisingly organic and almost tangible, to which she refers as “ecstatic computation”.

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  • IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE

    24 March 2019
    Palácio dos Correios, Porto

    VASYA RUN

    Vasya Run is a Russian anonymous collective, composed of boys between ages 16 to 27 from the Moscow periphery, mixing contemporary art, theatre, street subcultures and spiritual emancipation rituals. Throughout rehearsals, movement research, group work and spiritual practices based on “Fourth Way” by George Gurdiief, Vasya Run arrive for the first time in Portugal with the premiere of a new creation. "If you want to continue" has as its main concept the hero figure.

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  • CATERINA BARBIERI – Porto

    24 March 2019
    Passos Manuel, Porto

    CATERINA BARBIERI

    Caterina Barbieri’s music has its origins on the meditation over primary waves and the polyrhythmic dance of harmonics. Her algorithmic approach to composition rooted in minimalism and Indian tradition, as well as her pragmatic attitude towards sequencing, unfolds in audible images that are surprisingly organic and almost tangible, to which she refers as “ecstatic computation”.

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  • THE THIRD PART OF THE THIRD MEASURE – Lisbon

    24 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    THE OTOLITH GROUP

    "The Third Part of the Third Measure” creates an encounter with the militant minimalism of African-American avant-garde composer, pianist and singer Julius Eastman. The film invites spectators to watch the ecstatic artistry of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as "full of honor, integrity and unlimited courage".

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  • ANIMALS AND MONEY

    26 March 2019
    Teatro da Trindade, Lisbon

    GONÇALO M. TAVARES & OS ESPACIALISTAS

    “Laboratory of Ways to Feel Above Average”. This is the proposal of Gonçalo M. Tavares (writer) & Os Espacialistas (collective of architects working on performance art) for BoCA 2019. These are three exclusive performances presented in theatre spaces, originating from the theme “Animals and Money", introducing an ephemeral space for Direct Art, of conscientialization and practical revelation of the artistic potential of the human daily life.

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  • LIBRARY

    27 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Lisbon Green House, Lisbon

    HORÁCIO FRUTUOSO

    “Biblioteca” [Library] is the visual artist Horácio Frutuoso’s answer to the proposal of creating an installation having its starting point the video “A Experiência do Lugar II” by Helena Almeida. Horácio Frutuoso conceives three objects in acrylic, with three colors: transparent crystal, opaque black and translucent gray, presented in Lisbon Green House, a deposit of species, of shapes, as well as an archive.

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  • SAINT SIMEON OF THE ADMIRABLE MONTAIN

    29 March 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon

    PROJECTO TEATRAL

    Colective Projecto Teatral is, at the moment, constituted by João Rodrigues, Maria Duarte, Helena Tavares, André Maranha and Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida. In this BoCA's edition they present a new creation, "São Simeão da Montanha Admirável" [Saint Simeon of the Admirable Mountain], for the church of the São Pedro de Alcântara Convent, located in the heart of Lisbon.

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  • ROSA. ESPINHO. DUREZA.

    29 March 2019 — 30 March 2019
    Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli, Porto

    GABRIEL FERRANDINI

    Under an invitation by BoCA, the drummer Gabriel Ferrandini conceives his first stage creation, sharing the stage with the actor Frederico Barata. “Rosa. Espinho. Dureza.” is made out of three acts: labour, sex, love. As a triptych, in which concepts and materials are interlinked, each act will have an action and object represent its respective “problem”, repeated ad nauseam, testing the persistence and concentration of the performers and the audience.

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  • BEYONCÉ MASS

    29 March 2019 — 30 March 2019
    Igreja dos Inglesinhos, Lisbon

    BEYONCÉ MASS by YOLANDA NORTON

    What if “Flaws and All” was a song about a complicated relationship with God? And “Survivor” spoke to how Black women thrive even as they’re undervalued and underestimated? Beyoncé Mass is a womanist worship service that uses the music and personal life of Beyoncé as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about the marginalized and forgotten, in particular Black women - their lives, their bodies, and their voices.

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  • (DES)DOBRAS

    30 March 2019 — 04 April 2019
    Casa dos Crivos, Braga

    ADOLFO LUXÚRIA CANIBAL

    Adolfo Luxúria Canibal, known mainly for his work as a musician and lead singer of the band Mão Morta, presents at BoCA a performance and installation, with various plastic elements, music, video and the launching of a book.

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  • ANIMALS AND MONEY

    30 March 2019
    Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli, Porto

    GONÇALO M. TAVARES & OS ESPACIALISTAS

    “Laboratory of Ways to Feel Above Average”. This is the proposal of Gonçalo M. Tavares (writer) & Os Espacialistas (collective of architects working on performance art) for BoCA 2019. These are three exclusive performances presented in theatre spaces, originating from the theme “Animals and Money", introducing an ephemeral space for Direct Art, of conscientialization and practical revelation of the artistic potential of the human daily life.

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  • ARCA Talk

    31 March 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    ARCA

    Arca is the pseudonym of shapeshifting Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer, and experimental music composer Alejandra Ghersi, a visionary of a new world where vulnerability is the powerful source of explosive energy. In a unique event, BoCA hosts a meeting with Arca, who will share her thought-provoking work and discuss the intersections between artistic creation, music, and performance.

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  • CONGO TRIBUNAL – Lisbon

    01 April 2019 — 03 April 2019
    Cinema Ideal, Lisbon

    MILO RAU

    In the film “Congo Tribunal” theatre director Milo Rau gathers the victims, perpetrators, witnesses and analysts of the war in Congo for a previously unseen civil court in Eastern Congo. Milo Rau creates an unfiltered portrait of one of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in the history of mankind.

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  • NARCISO

    02 April 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Complexo dos Coruchéus, Lisbon

    TANIA BRUGUERA

    Following her recent investigation in the Tate Modern (London), “Narciso” evokes the migration and refugee crisis. Through the eye of Bruguera, this movement gains an expression of individual crisis centered in the body and the identity of each spectator: “A person will sit on a sculpture and will observe their face in the water. When they get near the water to see themselves, the reflection found will not be theirs but that of an immigrant person”, writes Tania Bruguera.

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  • MANIFESTO

    02 April 2019
    Cinema Ideal, Lisbon

    JULIAN ROSEFELDT

    Rosefeldt collaged historical original texts from numerous manifestos by artists, architects, choreographers, and filmmakers as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Tristan Tzara, Adrien Piper or Sol LeWitt. By way of cutting back and combining the texts, 13 poetic monologues emerged, bringing the new manifesto texts together with situations of today, with women holding public speeches or interior monologues. They are all embodied and presented by the actress Cate Blanchett.

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  • STIMMUNG by STOCKHAUSEN

    04 April 2019 — 05 April 2019
    Lux/Frágil, Lisbon

    GULBENKIAN CHOIR SINGS "STIMMUNG" BY STOCKHAUSEN

    “Stimmung” (1968) is one of the most notable and fundamental works from Stockhausen, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Conceived for six solo voices, the work is now displaced in a response to its radicalism and its sense of religion to one of the temples of our contemporaneity, a nightclub (Lux Frágil), in the context of BoCA.

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  • ROSA. ESPINHO. DUREZA.

    04 April 2019 — 06 April 2019
    National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon

    GABRIEL FERRANDINI

    Under an invitation by BoCA, the drummer Gabriel Ferrandini conceives his first stage creation, sharing the stage with the actor Frederico Barata. “Rosa. Espinho. Dureza.” is made out of three acts: labour, sex, love. As a triptych, in which concepts and materials are interlinked, each act will have an action and object represent its respective “problem”, repeated ad nauseam, testing the persistence and concentration of the performers and the audience.

    read more
  • CONGO TRIBUNAL – Braga

    04 April 2019
    Gnration, Braga

    MILO RAU

    In the film “Congo Tribunal” theatre director Milo Rau gathers the victims, perpetrators, witnesses and analysts of the war in Congo for a previously unseen civil court in Eastern Congo. Milo Rau creates an unfiltered portrait of one of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in the history of mankind.

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  • THE THIRD PART OF THE THIRD MEASURE – Porto

    04 April 2019
    Passos Manuel, Porto

    THE OTOLITH GROUP

    "The Third Part of the Third Measure” creates an encounter with the militant minimalism of African-American avant-garde composer, pianist and singer Julius Eastman. The film invites spectators to watch the ecstatic artistry of black radicalism that Eastman himself once described as "full of honor, integrity and unlimited courage".

    read more
  • CONGO TRIBUNAL – Porto

    05 April 2019
    Passos Manuel, Porto

    MILO RAU

    In the film “Congo Tribunal” theatre director Milo Rau gathers the victims, perpetrators, witnesses and analysts of the war in Congo for a previously unseen civil court in Eastern Congo. Milo Rau creates an unfiltered portrait of one of the largest and bloodiest economic wars in the history of mankind.

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  • ECOTEMPORÂNEOS

    06 April 2019 — 20 April 2019
    Lisbon Green House, Lisbon

    ECOTEMPORÂNEOS

    "Ecotemporâneos" [Ecotemporaries] is an inclusive literary community acting in the green spaces of Lisbon, constituted by a diverse group of visual and auditory deficient people as well as people who can see and hear. The project shares a common time (contemporary) and a common space (the environment) around access to literature and its relation to a site.

    GUESTS:
    6 APR | Matilde Campilho (writer)
    20 APR | Mamadou Ba (director of SOS Racism)

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  • O BERÇO DE VÉNUS

    06 April 2019 — 12 April 2019
    Casa dos Crivos, Braga

    JOANA DA CONCEIÇÃO

    In the Casa dos Crivos performance, Joana da Conceição proposes that we accompany the succession of ephemeral paintings she will be creating through the manipulation of objects, pictures and sound. For this multimedia game the artists brings her own original material, be it paintings, music or drawings, that she combines with found objects.

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  • MANIFESTO

    06 April 2019
    Passos Manuel, Porto

    JULIAN ROSEFELDT

    Rosefeldt collaged historical original texts from numerous manifestos by artists, architects, choreographers, and filmmakers as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Tristan Tzara, Adrien Piper or Sol LeWitt. By way of cutting back and combining the texts, 13 poetic monologues emerged, bringing the new manifesto texts together with situations of today, with women holding public speeches or interior monologues. They are all embodied and presented by the actress Cate Blanchett.

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  • Punto de Fuga

    07 April 2019
    MAAT, Lisbon

    CIUDAD ABIERTA

    “Punto de Fuga” is an interdisciplinary action that consists of the execution of three performances in open spaces: in the Chilean artistic community Cidade Aberta (Valparaíso), in the Magellan Strait (between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans) and in MAAT (Lisboa). This project, that has been re-equating issues about body-territory, architecture, public space, history or habitation.

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  • COMER O CORAÇÃO EM CENA

    09 April 2019
    National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon

    RUI CHAFES & VERA MANTERO

    “Comer o Coração” consists of a sculpted iron piece sus- pended in air and of a living body that lives in it, in vertigo, resulting in collaborative creation and conception between sculptor Rui Chages and dancer plus choreographer Vera Mantero. With BoCA’s invitation, “Comer o Coração” now takes a new perspective and a new name, “Comer o Coração em Cena”, migrating to the theatre stage the magnitude of a piece that has had its origin in a museum.

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  • SCOTOMA CINTILANTE

    09 April 2019
    Auditório Ilídio Pinho - Edifício das Artes / Universidade Católica, Porto

    JONATHAN ULIEL SALDANHA

    "Scotoma Cintilante" is a performance-concert for a mixed choir of blind people with three dimensional graphical sheet music. The surface of a sculpture-machine is the inanimate matter that operates the mutation over the voice in time. Coming from a world-vision where tactile relations with inanimate matter is the primordial source of sound building, this performance-concert submits itself between matter and animates, pre-language and surface.

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  • CATTIVO

    10 April 2019 — 18 April 2019
    São Bento da Vitória Monastery, Porto

    MARLENE MONTEIRO FREITAS

    In “Cattivo”, the music stands are explored up to the limit of their expressive properties, their capacity to flesh out other emotional states and to make decisions, manipulating themselves and other objects, forming as a team in a symphonic community, with different instruments, rhythms, melodic lines... Akin to a stage, a garden or dollhouse, the installation will remain between vegetable, animal and the fantasy world.

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  • SILENT DISCO

    11 April 2019 — 12 April 2019
    Rive Rouge, Lisbon

    ALFREDO MARTINS

    “Silent Disco” is an immersive show that happens in night- clubs, exploring the potential of the technology from ‘silent disco’ parties. This creation aims to speculate on the nature of clubbing as an act of resistance, capable of reconfiguring forms of reflection, affection and corporality. Spectacular identities, multiple sexualities, hedonistic consuming, raw physicality - do each of these constitute as a political practice of resistance?

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  • BEFORE I KNEW IT

    12 April 2019
    Lux/Frágil, Lisbon

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    WOLFGANG TILLMANS
    In Tillmans’ universe there is music, dance, dilated pupils, liberated sex, political affirmation and also abstract images. In the context of BoCA, he displays the most obscure side of his art: Tillmans also produces electronic music. It’s this hidden profile of the artist that he shares with us in Lisbon in a unique moment, starting the night with pre-recorded music as well as live set, with CDJ’s and microphone.

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  • TOTAL ECLIPSE

    12 April 2019 — 30 June 2019
    gnration, Braga

    DIANA POLICARPO

    “Total Eclipse” is also a sound installation inspired in ‘Status Quo’ (1938), a performance by Sound of Spheres, for the unperformed political opera by the German-American Johanna M. Beyer. It is also an arrangement and a story of art that broke art itself - which is what the term avant-garde wants to describe but still can’t, because Beyer was a woman.

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  • SÉANCE – Braga

    12 April 2019 — 13 April 2019
    Gnration, Braga

    MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

    Séance” is an intimate performance, for 3 to 10 spectators at a time in unique and continuous sessions of 30 minutes each. Barros dives deep in Victorian era aesthetics, searching for reference in the Espírita movement that emerged in the 19th century simultaneously with the feminist movement and as a reaction to the industrial revolution, that at the same time denotes the permanence in the 21st century of the strong desire for the paranormal and supernatural.

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  • DUPLOC BARULIN – Braga

    13 April 2019
    Theatro Circo, Braga

    TÂNIA CARVALHO

    After presenting in 2017 a drawing exhibit in BoCA, “Toledo”, we now know another of her artistic expressions, Tânia in concert. This is where she can explore the creative possibilities of the instrument, in a concert where for the first she will also be composing with another performer, André Santos, who joins her in piano. The lyrics are either the artist’s very own or texts from Fernando Pessoa.

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  • Bombyx Mori

    13 April 2019 — 14 April 2019
    National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon

    OLA MACIEJEWSKA

    In “Bombyx Mori”, a play for three female performers, Ola Maciejewska takes inspiration from the “Serpentine Dance” from Loïe Fuller. Ola explores the relationship between human beings and physical matter in art, creating movement in sizable pieces of cloth. Waterfalls of black clothing wave throughout the stage, creating short-lived whirlpools, wings and mythical creatures that parade exuberantly before our eyes.

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  • STATE OF

    13 April 2019 — 14 April 2019
    MAAT, Lisbon

    GERARD & KELLY

    Gerard & Kelly continue their research on pole dance, questioning the violence related to race, gender, sexuality and national identity. Throughout various citations and transformations of the American flag and national anthem, in “State Of” we can watch a group of white and black men exploring the critical potential of intimacy, to suspend violence regarding our differences.

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  • ANIMALS AND MONEY

    13 April 2019
    Theatro Circo, Braga

    GONÇALO M. TAVARES & OS ESPACIALISTAS

    “Laboratory of Ways to Feel Above Average”. This is the proposal of Gonçalo M. Tavares (writer) & Os Espacialistas (collective of architects working on performance art) for BoCA 2019. These are three exclusive performances presented in theatre spaces, originating from the theme “Animals and Money", introducing an ephemeral space for Direct Art, of conscientialization and practical revelation of the artistic potential of the human daily life.

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  • HELLO MY NAME IS – Lisbon

    13 April 2019 — 14 April 2019
    National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon

    PAULO CASTRO

    "Hello My Name Is” is a solo show, performed by Timorese actor Rashidi Edward. In this one-man show, Rashidi makes a powerful display of a man who acts many parts – he is the one mourning for someone killed and right after he is the soldier who takes the shot -, using the poetic language of Edward Bond to draw attention to the place each one occupies in the games of tyrannical power.

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  • SÉANCE – Porto

    16 April 2019 — 18 April 2019
    Casa-Museu Fernando de Castro, Porto

    MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

    Séance” is an intimate performance, for 3 to 10 spectators at a time in unique and continuous sessions of 30 minutes each. Barros dives deep in Victorian era aesthetics, searching for reference in the Espírita movement that emerged in the 19th century simultaneously with the feminist movement and as a reaction to the industrial revolution, that at the same time denotes the permanence in the 21st century of the strong desire for the paranormal and supernatural.

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  • HELLO MY NAME IS – Porto

    17 April 2019 — 18 April 2019
    Teatro Carlos Alberto / São João National Theatre, Porto

    PAULO CASTRO

    "Hello My Name Is” is a solo show, performed by actor Rashidi Edward. In this one-man show, Rashidi makes a powerful display of a man who acts many parts – he is the one mourning for someone killed and right after he is the soldier who takes the shot -, using the poetic language of Edward Bond to draw attention to the place each one occupies in the games of tyrannical power.

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  • THE INVERTED JOURNEY

    17 April 2019 — 18 April 2019
    National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon

    PEDRO BARATEIRO

    Pedro Barateiro’s project “The Inverted Journey” is a performance and installation commissioned by BoCA that allows him to work on the stage of the Sala Garrett of the National Theatre, having as its backdrop the exploitation of the lithium mines in Portugal, in an investigation that also goes through the book “Queda sem fim, seguido de Descida de Maleström, de Edgar Allan Poe”, written by José A. Bragança de Miranda.

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  • COIN OPERATED

    19 April 2019 — 20 April 2019
    Coach National Museum, Lisbon

    JONAS & LANDER

    “Coin Operated” follows an invitation from BoCA to Jonas & Lander to create a piece for a museum where dialog with the audience is direct and depends on itself. Jonas & Lander design a new relationship with the spectator where it starts having an ac- tive role in the consequence of the artistic action, making way for diverse and surprising scenes in every presentation, or in this case in the duration of every coin inserted in the horse rides.

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  • SÉANCE – Lisbon

    24 April 2019 — 27 April 2019
    ZDB, Lisbon

    MARIANA TENGNER BARROS

    Séance” is an intimate performance, for 3 to 10 spectators at a time in unique and continuous sessions of 30 minutes each. Barros dives deep in Victorian era aesthetics, searching for reference in the Espírita movement that emerged in the 19th century simultaneously with the feminist movement and as a reaction to the industrial revolution, that at the same time denotes the permanence in the 21st century of the strong desire for the paranormal and supernatural.

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  • LO FRÍO Y LO CRUEL

    26 April 2019 — 27 April 2019
    Tibães Monastery, Braga

    ANGÉLICA LIDDELL

    In this new creation, having its starting point the Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch narrative as well as the one from Marquis de Sade, the essay “The Cold and The Cruel” (1967) by Gilles Deleuze, Angélica Liddell focuses on the literary and artistic part of perversions, far away from any clinical explanation, where it is highlighted the poetic expression that goes beyond any artistic frontier or discipline to display the relations between father and daughter.

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  • VOLUTA

    26 April 2019 — 30 April 2019
    Tibães Monastery, Braga

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE

    João Pais Filipe is a percussionist, drummer and sound sculptor from Porto. Futurist and traditional. Ethno techno. For the Casa do Volfrâmio in Tibães Monastery (Braga) a circular installation of gongs is projected, suspended from sculpted items that can be sonically activated by the visitors. There will be two moments of live performance-concert of physical interaction between the musician and his sculptures-instruments.

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  • FEEL ME. HEAR ME. SEE ME. – Braga

    26 April 2019
    Museum Dom Diogo de Sousa, Braga

    Education and creation project based on HELENA ALMEIDA

    The project honors, through contemporary music, one of the greatest artists of the XX and XXI century, Helena Almeida (1934-2018). Bringing together students from the three main Music universities of Lisbon, Porto and Braga, young composers create new works from the series of the same name by Helena Almeida. The result: a concert that brings together students from the three universities.

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  • PIANO INTERPRETATIONS

    27 April 2019
    Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon

    KUKURUZ QUARTET PLAYS JULIUS EASTMAN

    Afro-descendent and gay, the titles of Julius Eastman compositions - “Nigger Faggot”, “Crazy Nigger” or “Gay Guerrilla” - are publicly and socially aggressive confrontations that in opposition to the pieces themselves they are works of meditation. The Swiss pianist quartet Kukuruz Quartet continues its exploration around the political postminimalist music of Eastman, brought to Portugal for the first time, but also of Swiss composer Marcel Zaes.

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  • FEEL ME. HEAR ME. SEE ME. – Porto

    28 April 2019
    Casa das Artes, Porto

    Education and creation project based on HELENA ALMEIDA

    The project honors, through contemporary music, one of the greatest artists of the XX and XXI century, Helena Almeida (1934-2018). Bringing together students from the three main Music universities of Lisbon, Porto and Braga, young composers create new works from the series of the same name by Helena Almeida. The result: a concert that brings together students from the three universities.

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  • FEEL ME. HEAR ME. SEE ME. – Lisbon

    29 April 2019
    São Carlos National Theatre, Lisbon

    Education and creation project based on HELENA ALMEIDA

    The project honors, through contemporary music, one of the greatest artists of the XX and XXI century, Helena Almeida (1934-2018). Bringing together students from the three main Music universities of Lisbon, Porto and Braga, young composers create new works from the series of the same name by Helena Almeida. The result: a concert that brings together students from the three universities.

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  • PAJUBÁ

    30 April 2019
    Lux/Frágil, Lisbon

    LINN DA QUEBRADA

    Linn’s first LP gains its title of “Pajubá” after the dialect spoken by the gay community and its supporters in Rio de Janeiro. The name comes from the African languages and has begun being used by the transvestites of Rio as a form of survival against the violence on the streets. With lyrical and incisive power, frequently humorous, she approaches topics such as violence, poverty, body politics, sex, desire and the daily struggles of Brazilian trans women.

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  • SCOTOMA CINTILANTE

    30 April 2019
    National Theatre São Carlos, Lisbon

    JONATHAN ULIEL SALDANHA

    "Scotoma Cintilante" is a performance-concert for a mixed choir of blind people with three dimensional graphical sheet music. The surface of a sculpture-machine is the inanimate matter that operates the mutation over the voice in time. Coming from a world-vision where tactile relations with inanimate matter is the primordial source of sound building, this performance-concert submits itself between matter and animates, pre-language and surface.

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