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IMERSÃO 2024

Laboratory of Performing Arts

ALKANARA - IMERSÃO 2024 - ©
  • 15.04 — 26.04 2024
  • Espaço Alkantara

From 15 to 26 April, the studio of Espaço Alkantara will be hosting the performing arts laboratory IMERSÃO. A project of artistic labs organised and promoted by Queer Art Lab, beginning on the March 25 and culminating with the IMERSÃO 24 Festival.

With mentorship from Gaya de Medeiros, over a period of 6 weeks, each artist will create an individual piece within the performing arts. The participants: Izabel Nejur, Suh Pat, Dai ida and Luan Okun.

The laboratory spans 5 weeks in Lisbon at Victor Córdon, Olga Roriz, Parasita and Alkantara, and in the final week, it moves to Espaço do Tempo in Montemor-o-Novo. At this location, each artist will receive mentoring from Tiago Cadete in the areas of lighting and scenography, focusing on constructing a technical rider. Additionally, there is planned a clarification session for each project in the production design, with a context of applying for public funding and a session focused on accessibility.

At Espaço do Tempo the artists will share their work with the audience, culminating in the presentation of the created pieces at the IMERSÃO 24 Festival.

Gaya de Medeiros

Gaya de Medeiros is a trans woman, dancer, drag queen, choreographer, producer, and director. She is trained in animation, ballet, contemporary dance, and dramaturgy. She danced with Companhia de Dança do Palácio das Artes for nine years. Gaya has created three solos (É o amor outra vez, Proteína Desnaturada and After Party) and was a cofounder and producer of Rede Sola de dança. She has choreographed for Drag Taste Lisbon (2019-2021). In Portugal, she has worked with Gustavo Ciríaco and Tiago Cadete, among others. In 2021 she founded BRABA, a platform that aims...

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