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March, 16 and 17
  • Season


  • Duration

    60 minutes

  • Rate

    16 €

  • Schedule

    18 h

  • Room

Show included in the Dansa Metropolitana festival

Our ancestry is in the future as much as in the present. In .G RITO we invite them all and we also claim our space in dense, intense, erotic, sisterly relationships. There is no linear time, or a concrete space, we float grounded in moveable roots. The geography is the geographies of our stories, of our great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers and our own, daughters of fictions that need to be rewritten, because whoever told them didn’t have the truth, only the power. Our bodies are political, they celebrate, desire, rebel, love, protest. They are working bodies, violent bodies, poetic bodies, pleasure bodies. We pray as we sing. This is such an old time that we have not yet found it ahead. This is such an old time that we have not yet found it ahead.

Human being, intersectional feminist, anti racist, ecologist, activist. Artist, architect, performer, dancer, teacher, choreographer. Born in 1981, from a family built between Angola and Portugal. In 1999 she started studying Middle Eastern and North African dance, focus that shifted momentarily in 2003 to Hip Hop culture, and from that moment they co existed in her research. In 2007 finished a degree in Architecture in Lisbon at FAUTL, and after a post-graduation in Scenography (FAUTL). In 2006 she co created an all-female crew focused in Breakdance — Butterfliesoulflow. They battled, trained on the street and subway stations, did graffiti and started Djing under the name Soulflow Djs. She traveled to NY regularly to be close to the Hip Hop and Clubbing scene and these were important moments. She started teaching in Lisbon and after working 4 years as an Architect, dance became the focus and she finished a degree in Contemporary Dance in Lisbon at ESD. This same year she started the dance collective Orchidaceae, where she aimed for a research and creation space for the dance styles she was focused at: Hip Hop, Waacking, House Dance, Vogue, Breakdance, Contemporary Dance and Fusion Bellydance. Since 2014 she started traveling regularly to perform and teach in several European countries and outside; Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, USA, India and Taiwan, in dance festivals and professional dance programs.

Concept, choreography and artistic direction Piny / Performers and co-creation Aina Lanas, Catarina Ribeiro, Leo Soulflow, Lúcia Afonso, Piny, Victória Bemfica, (Participation in residences: Julianne Casabalis, Maria Antunes, Monaxi e Vânia Vaz Doutel) / Sound design, voice and live act Carincur / Light design Carolina Caramelo / Technical direction and light operation Ana Carocinho / Costumes Louise L’Amour & Veronique Divine, Piny / Production Joana Costa Santos
Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto / DDD – Festival Dias da Dança Centro Cultural de Belém / Financial Support DGartes – Direção Geral das Artes, Bolsa – O Espaço do Tempo e La Caixa BPI 2021 / Artistic Residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto – Teatro do Campo Alegre, O Espaço do Tempo – Montemor-o-Novo,  Alkantara – Lisboa, Estúdios Victor Cordon – Residências Artísticas – Teatro Municipal do Porto – Teatro do Campo Alegre, O Espaço do Tempo – Montemor-o-Novo, Alkantara – Lisboa, Estúdios Victor Cordon – Lisboa 

With the support of the Creative Europe Platforms Program of the European Union