While everyone is wondering if the Russian vaccine works, Zé dos Bois proposes its luso-medicine: more spirit than a/the needle. Its effectiveness: knowing what inclusion means and being able to create collaborations between the community. For this reason, ZDB was challenged to schedule a cycle that will take place between September 29th and October 2nd of 2020, anticipating its 26th anniversary, in a generous welcome by the São Luiz Teatro Municipal.
ZDB proposes a national program, and as usual, awakens – through the presentation of a program of performances, music, and its intersections with the visual arts – the curious connections between entities that sometimes seem antagonistic. In this program, new sound and musical particularities are combined with challenging performances and visual proposals.
The body, a second and even third nature, is questioned by the performative marks of the contemporary world, defending at the same time a look that goes beyond the visible and the invisible (Mariana Tengner Barros). More self-aware definitions lead us to emancipate from the separation between the personal and the political, through astral travels of a speculative and still unknown nature (Odete and Alice dos Reis). The mechanics of analog acquires an abstract meaning in an audiovisual feedback demonstration (Pedro Sousa). The more refined/revised/polished conceptualism is fused with a reinvented Portuguese musical tradition (Lula Pena and João Simões). Sexuality says goodbye to gender, and the human body approaches a gender-object (Dinis Machado). The reporting voice of a community amplifies itself to project possible futures (Tristany). Avant-garde pop makes now more sense than ever, and we enjoy it again as we did, before the moment when everything seemed lost to us (Alek Rein, Primeira Dama).
Venue Sala Mário Viegas
TUESDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER, 06PM + 10PM
Peça do Coração: EXCALIBUR, performance of Maria Tengner Barros
THURSDAY, 1st OCTOBER, 06PM + 10PM
CONSUBSTANTIATION, performance of Dinis Machado
Venue Sala Luis Miguel Cintra
WEDNESDAY, 30TH SEPTEMBER, 09PM
Lula Pena and João Simões
Pedro Sousa presentation of ‘Calor Caluda’
THURSDAY, 1st OCTOBER, 09PM
Primeira Dama, presentation of ‘Superstar Desilusão’
FRIDAY, 2nd OCTOBER, 09PM
Odete and Alice dos Reis, presentation of ‘PORTAL’
Tristany, presentation of ‘Meia Riba Kalxa’