Open studio: MINA01, by Carlota Lagido

May 30, 9:30 p.m.
Espaço Alkantara
Free entry

MINA is an experimental project that extends Carlota Lagido’s contemporary dance practice to other disciplines that are part of her artistic and life lexicon such as drawing, video, photography, music, cooking, ornithology and botany. The project is divided in different phases — research, experimentation, and practice — that materialise as artistic residencies, pedagogical activities, talks, exhibitions, lecture-performances, rehearsals, and performances.

MINA is a project with and about women, a performance-manifesto for the abolition of the patriarchy. Some of the women involved in the project are from another time. Others are of the present: Joana Castro, Xana Novais, Joana Levi, Aurora Pinho, Francisca Manuel, Shahd Wadi, Elizabete Francisca, Thamiris Carvalho, Mónica Calle, Filipa Valladares, and a botanist and an ornithologist. What do these women have in common with the ghosts of Artemisa Gentileschi, Simona Kossak, Frida Kahlo, Aurélia de Souza, Maria Bandeira, Anna Atkins, Hildergard de Binden, and Mina, among others? How does these women related to the current dystopia — in their political, social, relational, and emotional lives — and how does it affect their work and their lives?


Concept and artistic director Carlota Lagido
Consultants Filipa Valadares, Shahd Wadi, a botanist and ornithologist (TBD)
Performed by Aurora Pinho, Carlota Lagido, Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel, Joana Castro, Joana Levi, Lula Pena, Mónica Calle, Shahd Wadi, Thamiris Carvalho, Xana Novais
Stage design Carlota Lagido
Video Carlota Lagido, Francisca Manuel
Light Mafalda Soares de Oliveira
Stage photography Joana Linda
Produced by O Lugar do Meio/Carlota Lagido
Co-produced by EIRA/Cumplicidades
With support from PI- Produções Independentes – Bolsa Self Mistake, Alkantara