Ciclo de Performances Artistas Emergentes
Coliseu Porto Ageas
Cochon de Cauchemar
Maria R Soares
ou sonho ou chove
Cochon de Cauchemar
Ain't afraid of dirty bastards ... and long fascinated by pop culture tropes such as neurotic housewives and tyrannical mothers, Nympho-Ménage (aka Cochon de Cauchemar) celebrates in her solo piece Dustbusters the female family figures that have terrified and shaped her, leading her to become a self-proclaimed "Domestic Dominatrix".
Cochon de Cauchemar [they/she/it] and her alter-ego Nympho-Ménage is a Berlin-based queer visual and performance artist who uses costume and set design, dance, movement, video and autobiographical narrative to reflect on female socialization* in a working-class environment through the idea of a domestic and traumatic inheritance. With a degree in fashion and textile design in France, she decided to fully embrace her passionate relationship with housework, exploring in an artistic framework the practices of control and [self-]domestication of the body in the domestic sphere. With a touch of the absurd.
Creation and performance: Cochon de Cauchemar
Maria R Soares
Neptunina is a choreographic solo that reflects on the spectacularization of tragedy and fragility and their relationship to the female performing body.
Through a sensitive approach, the project seeks to work and research on the mystique of female vulnerability when under the watchful eye of a spectator. Exploring themes such as women, the feminine, the tragic and art, Neptunina focuses on the demand for vulnerability in the female body.
Maria R Soares is a dancer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of movement, choreography and sound. As a creator, she has presented "VOID VOID VOID" (2023), a choreographic and sound performance in collaboration with Antonio Marotta, which is part of an artistic investigation that took place in 2020 and 2021, supported by the "Reclamar Tempo" research grant from the Paulo Cunha e Silva Campus; and "It's a long yesterday" (2021), a dance piece created with Carminda Soares. Both projects are a co-production of Instável - Centro Coreográfico and Teatro Municipal do Porto.
In 2022, she also collaborated with the Grupo Folclórico da Corredoura and the Sociedade Musical de Guimarães on the community project "O meu velho diz que morre", a show anchored in Portuguese folklore and its intersection with contemporary languages. As a performer and dancer, she has collaborated with Lisa Freeman, Victor Hugo Pontes, Lara Russo, Sarah Friedland, Paulo Brandão, Catarina Miranda, Marianela Boán, and also with Jorge Gonçalves, Joclécio Azevedo, Miguel Pereira, Mariana Tengner Barros and Susana Otero through the Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte company.
Creation and interpretation: Maria R Soares
Sound design: Antonio Marotta and Maria R Soares
SOS is a dance, with all its elements in crisis, in the darkness of the contemporary gaze. It begins with the conflict against the risk of mental alienation, the corruption of being, the objectification of the body as a survivor of the political control of the symbols of power produced by capitalist industry.
A letter-manifesto against the supremacy of the masses and the silently blatant totalitarianism that fears to significantly reduce the possibilities of creating a life in the 21st century.
The resilience of creation and infinite adaptability, plus the mutability of the code of the present, result in the dilation of time in a way that shifts into anachronism in the multidisciplinary live performance.
Vera Santana attended the Performing Arts Course at Passos Manuel (2009-2012). She made her film debut in 2015. She worked at the Joaquim Benite Municipal Theater in Almada (2015-2022). She has a degree from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (2017-2020). She took part in the international ECTHEC project, with an artistic residency in San Miniato (Italy) and created her performance ANAMNESIS. In 2020 she started illustrating and selling some illustrations in Portugal and abroad. In 2022 she was invited to the traveling exhibition "SENHORA DE MIM". In 2023 she appeared in two films "LARANJAL" by Jotta dúbio and "ENTRONCAMENTO" by Pedro Cabeleira. That same year she wrote and starred in the play "Virgínia", directed by Pedro Marujo, and also created her multidisciplinary performance "SOS".
Creation and production: Vera Santana
ou sonho ou chove
Outside, it's so hot you can't stand it.
the air burns. the trees burn. they fall, one by one.
everything disappears. everything faints. everything melts.
Until there's nothing left. Until there's only a liquid sun that floods everything.
Margarida Queirós finished her theater degree at the Balleteatro Professional School in 2019. In the same year, she began her degree in Theatre, in the area of Acting, at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, which she completed in 2022. In an academic context, she took part in projects directed by Álvaro Correia, André e. Teodósio, Bruno Bravo, João Sousa Cardoso, John Romão, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Jorge Andrade, Luís Mestre, Maria Duarte, Marta Freitas, Susana Vidal, among others.
In 2019, she was part of "Clarão" by André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo, Circolando - CRL, at the São João National Theatre. In 2022, he was part of the "Aula Aberta" project by São José Correia, at the Revólver Platform and, in 2023, "not recommended to society" acts II and III by Tiago Vieira, at Latoaria. Also, by Tiago Vieira, "co-production is sought for twenty performers", "cânticos noturnos" and "dói, mas você goza".
In 2023, he created "ou sonho ou chove", his first authorial performance, based on "instruções para dançar agarrado" by Rui Pina Coelho, which premiered at Recreios da Amadora, with the support of Amadora City Council, and was later presented at the Portimão Museum, with the support of Lisbon City Council and the Algarve Regional Directorate for Culture.
Creation and interpretation: Margarida Queirós
Creative support: Rafael dos Santos
Text: Rui Pina Coelho
Scenic space: Rafael dos Santos
Light and sound design: Margarida Queirós
Photography: Catarina Santos
Support: Lisbon City Council and Polo Cultural das Gaivotas | Boavista |
Acknowledgements: Carlota González, Catarina Santos, Rafael dos Santos, Rui Pina Coelho and São José Correia