- 11.11 — 12.11 2022
- Garagem Culturgest
- Free entry
- 23H - 4H
Artists, revellers, clubbers and carnival-goers of the post-apocalypse invite us to a celebration of cycles, a ritual burning, to consecrate the dancefloor.
Here, in the world of the fluid, we project deliriums — everything that one tries to crystallize during the day.(…) That is our memory of the future.
“A flame appears. The fire that burns the future finds pleasure in the pulse of death. We celebrate its inner cycles with this burning ritual that will consecrate the dancefloor. This sweat-drunk night returns to open Alkantara Festival in style!
Pira is the result of research, conducted in residency and in life, regarding the day-to-day performativity of a form of expression that never stops providing: partying. Cigarra heads this immersion in partnership with Jajá Rolim, Renato Kurup and guests, in which they share the deep values carried by our bodies in their ancestral knowledge and continuous development. Revelry is a way of being, a response to normative oppression, a manifesto for resistance and its mysteries, magic re-signified."
In Pira there'll be a Roda de Sample (Sample Circle) with Vinicius BigJohn, Odete, RezmOrah, Kaloan, as guests. And and occupation of this parade-party with the direction of Era Jaja Rolim, and Nicole Gomes, Izabel Nejur, Zaya Xiana as guests.
Roda de Sample
With more than 7 years of activity across 7 different countries, this musical and visual project brings together various producers and collectors of sounds to mix and play. Sound collages, instantaneous, mixed & simmering in an electronic cauldron, layered together, played live and vibrantly by beatmakers, electromagnetic drummers, sound mixers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, evoking the heat of the eternal loop.
This event features strobes, vertigo-inducing lighting and smoke machines.
The venue has accessible ramps.
Born in Lisbon, Alexandre Simões works with clothes, set design, film and slutting. Graduated in Fine Arts (not great, not bad, just fine) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Profissional without being amateur. Specialized in cardboard fantasies and charactheres made out of sequins. @alexbasim
Cigarra is a DJ, performer, music producer and cultural agitator. Active for more than 10 years, she emerged from the bubbling underground scene of São Paulo and was an original member of Voodoohop. In Portugal and Europe more widely she has performed in the projects Trypas Corassão, Hystereofônica and Carniçeira, among others. Her voice, commitment and focus on forms of female expression have made her a point of reference for today’s Latin-American underground electronic scene.
Era Jaja Rolim is a non-binary drag queen whose anthropophagic dance practice is translated through film, theatre and choreographic installations. She conceives of performance as a form of living sculpture that allows him to become an object and a subject simultaneously. Infused by the symbolic creative work and reframing found in the collective imagination, they compose their work around ideas of the body – both individual and collective – as a medium that crosses borders. @erajajarolim
Izabel Nejur is a Brazilian performer living in Portugal since 2018, who uses her own fluidity as the principal tool in her multidisciplinary practice. Restlessness is the driver of creativity, intuition and knowledge the driver of innovation. She has made works in film, dance, performance, writing and DIY video art. She has a degree in journalism and post-graduate qualifications in film and dance. @izabelnejur___
Kaloan is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist and immigrant living in Berlin for the past three years. They work at the intersection of experimental music and performance, exploring the relation between sound and movement using motion sensors placed on their body. Their inspiration/research derives from the trance practices of different rituals from Brazilian culture and their decolonising potential. Their performances are marked by vibrant colours, exotic garments, and a collection of unique samples that blend Brazilian electronic rhythms, synths and field...
Nicole Gomes is a Brazilian performer, dancer, actor and teacher working in the field of performing arts. Her projects relate above all to the relationship and friction between body, matter and space. Her education comprises degrees in dance and theatre. Currently living in Lisbon, she has participated in PACAP 5, curated by João Fiadeiro, and is a performer and writer at Palácio do Grilo. @nicolegomes.al
Odete is a multidisciplinary artist whose work operates in the fields of music, visual arts, performance and theatre. She completed the course in Performance Arts at the Academia Contemporânea do Espetáculo – Escola de Artes in Porto, in 2013, where she specialised in performing arts in the area of representation. She also has a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the Universidade de Lisboa. She has shown her work in leading Portuguese festivals, theatres and cultural spaces, as well as throughout Europe and Asia. Recently, she was awarded the ReXform prize...
Renato Kurup was born in Brasília and lives in Lisbon. Graduated in Visual Arts at Universidade de Brasília (UnB), explores multi-linguages in the duality between sound and image. DJ, composer, designer, cenographer and cultural producer. As a musician has released 6 EPs and various singles in both digital and vinyl formats and has performed in more than 20 countries. He produced over 30 events in Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Berlin. He ilustrates and draws with light. Travelling soul and migrant body in a trajectory marked by resilience and...
RezmOrah is a spiritualised strayed trans, an undetectable legal immigrant. An umbrella of the arts, constructed from music and poetry via performance art and theatre. Raised between Brazil, Portugal, NYC and the world, they spill across media using their body, words and voice, music and video. They are a member of the queer collective CuntsCollective, based in Denmark, and Physical Guerrillas, a Chinese physical theatre group. They are a channel for astral transcestors, drawn by the great power of the subtle. @resmorah
Vinicius BigJohn has been a musician since 2008. He began playing accordion in forró bands before specialising as a keyboardist, composer and researcher of musical technology. He dedicated five years of his career to Coutto Orchestra, a band from Sergipe that received national and international acclaim, appearing in renowned festivals such as Circulart (Colombia), Rec-Beat (Recife), Festival SIM (São Paulo) and Contrapedal (Uruguay), among others, and receiving awards from Momo Instrumental (2014) and Natura Musical (2016). Vinicius has played with other artists such...
Zaya Xiana was born between binary symbols and coordinates in order to take on new formulations. Out of determinants the phoenix is reborn. Alentejanan by blood, wounded in Leo. A self-made artist in ascension, performer since the beginning of 2022, art and identity expanding in search of collective rebirth. @roadtozaya