mala voadora (Portugal)
Location: SNG Maribor Old Hall
City: Maribor
Duration: 75 min

Date: 13. 5. 2019
Time: 20.00

After a young Mozambican couple loses two children over a short period of time, the mother, in the process of grieving over the tragic loss, starts to hold onto the idea of adopting a child. Not just any child, her nephew. Her sister, who lives in Portugal with her two children, will not let her wish come true. A colourful performance from Portugal talks about the Portuguese-Mozambican colonial past and the people trapped into a political situation. What would a child’s life have been like if she had grown up in Mozambique instead of Portugal? What would she have grown up into and what would she be doing now? Would she have chosen the same path? What if an ecological catastrophe would have happened in between? Or a political turnaround in both countries? Manipulation of real and imaginary events sets up a territory which the authors navigate with hilarious and entertaining singing and dancing interludes.

Jorge Andrade and José Capela established the ensemble mala voadora in 2003, and the same year they premiered their first performance. Since then, they have set foot on almost all continents. In 2018, the ensemble entered a new phase of creativity, which has led them to raise questions about the relationship between producing works of art and the repertoire, the specifics of a repertoire created by an art company, and the kind of performances produced by a group that also chooses the repertoire.

This performance is also part of the MAMO Season Ticket.

Director Jorge Andrade
Performers Bruno Huca, Isabél Zuaa, Jani Zhao, Jorge Andrade, Matamba Joaquim, Tânia Alves, Welket Bungué
Set designer José Capela
Costume designer José Capela with Aldina Jesus
Video designers ANIMA, Bruno Canas
Music designers Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins
Lighting designer Rui Monteiro
Photographer José Carlos Duarte
Assistant Francisco Campos Lima
Producer Joana Costa Santos
Head of communication and public relations Jonathan da Costa
Manager Vânia Rodrigues
Supporters Centro Cultural Português – Maputo/Instituto Camões, Hotel Peninsular
Acknowledgements Agostinho Félix Trindade, Alessandra de Silos Brito, Alexandre Zhao, Amilton Alissone, Dai Jing Zhen, Ekaterina Solomina, Filipe Branquinho, Graça Sousa, Luís Santos, Pia Kramer, Rita Couto, Vanda Marques, Vitor Pinto, Zhao Jia Liang
Artist residency Espaço do Tempo
Co-production Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Viriato

 

Galerija

Location: SNG Maribor Old Hall
City: Maribor
Duration: 75 min

Date: 13. 5. 2019
Time: 20.00

Tickets for individual events can be purchased from 1st to 18th of May at the Urban Garden Festival Center (Ulica kneza Koclja 6) and online via email vstopnice@prestopi.si (online purchase is possible no later than one day before the event).

Tickets will also be available at the venues of eachevent one hour before the beginning of the show, if not sold out. Ticket reservations are not possible.