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The Palace

Paula Diogo and Lígia Soares

ALKANARA - Vários objetos como cadeiras, cinzeiros de rua, sapataeiras, e mãos de manequim, amontoados num fundo preto. - ©João Tuna
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  • 15.08 — 21.08 2022

O Palácio, by Lígia Soares and Paula Diogo, is in residence from 15 to 21 August at Espaço Alkantara.

Posing questions related to the tension between the immaterial aspect of “culture”, and the material waste involved in the making of sets in the performing arts, O Palácio begins a research on how to free the artistic creation from the acquisition of perennial goods for a temporary activity.

Through an action of raising and redistribution of goods, this project aims to transform Teatro do Bairro Alto into a temporary storage space - a depot - inviting audiences to experience the fruition of a moment where objects are no longer necessary but were not yet redirected to become useful again.

While inviting the audience to experience a space cluttered with goods accumulated in houses, as a consequence of sedentariness, the show will allow them to wander, offering each person the possibility to meander or choose where to rest. In this way, your attention is allowed to sway, like a gleaner in fertile woods, between detail and landscape.

To create this show, Paula Diogo and Lígia Soares are asking for the public's help by donating objects that will build this temporary storage.
More info on how you can help here.

Concept and direction Paula Diogo and Lígia Soares Creation Paula Diogo, Lígia Soares, Crista Alfaiate and Diogo Alvim Performance Paula Diogo, Lígia Soares and Crista Alfaiate Music and sound design Diogo Alvim Light Rui Monteiro Set design Fernando Ribeiro and Saulo Silva Juridical research and NGDOs support André Studer Production direction Daniela Ribeiro Production Má-Criação Co-production TBA - Teatro do Bairro Alto Co-production residency O Espaço do Tempo Residency support 23 Milhas, Alkantara Funding support GDA - Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas Development support República Portuguesa / DGArtes Non-financial support Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Partnerships ADRA - Associação Adventista para o Desenvolvimento Recursos e Assistência, AMI - Centros Porta Amiga, AMU Portugal- Ações para um Mundo Unido, Casa do Gaiato de Lisboa, APF- Associação para o Planeamento da Família, Centro Social Paroquial do Pragal, Cretcheu, EAPN Portugal- Rede Europeia Anti-Pobreza, ENTRAJUDA, Associação ILGA Portugal – Intervenção Lésbica, Gay, Bissexual, Trans e Intersexo, ONGD Helpo, Pastoral dos Ciganos, Reto à Esperança, Rosto Solidário, SOPRO - Solidariedade e Promoção, WACT - We Are Changing Together, among others.

Má-Criação is an organisation supported by CML and hosted by Alkantara
Paula Diogo is an artist supported by apap - FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by European Union's Creative Europe

Paula Diogo

Paula Diogo. Bachelor’s degree from ESTC in Lisbon. She attended the course of Modern Languages ​​and Literatures – Portuguese and Spanish variant of FLUCL. She was co-founder of Teatro Praga (1995-08), TRUTA (2003-10) and producer O Pato Profissional Lda (2003-10), where she worked as a creator and production coordinator, crossing several skills. In 2004 she was distinguished by the CPAI with the Prize Theater in the Decade – Best actress by the show Private Lives, of the Theater Prague. In 2006 she was a CNC fellow accompanying the Gob Squad (UK / DE) in...

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