Stage Design Assistance for Coelctivo Provisório
Rua das Gaivotas 6 Lisbon
After a trip to Paris, namely to Versailles, at the end of a hot spring, the impulse arises to create a show with strong references to Versailles and its opulence; still mixing current concepts and themes, close to the actors. Coincidentally, the opportunity arises to integrate the YEP - Young Emerging Perfomares, thus giving life to this creation.
Seven acquaintances. Plan and execute the biggest party of the year, for the artistic, cultural, political, economic, social, and so-to-so European métier. With only seven acquaintances, this is the challenge; receive the European crème de la crème at the VVA – Versailles Vernissage of the Year.
text | Rafael Luís Fragoso and Marta Lontrão
direction | Rafael Luís Fragoso and Marta Lontrão
dramaturgy | Rafael Luís Fragoso
with | Rafael Luís Fragoso, Marta Lontrão, João Esteves, Fábio Batista, Sandro Martins, Beatriz Peixoto and Lília Lopes
production | Coletivo Provisório Co-production - RUA DAS GAIVOTAS 6 / Teatro Praga and O Espaço do Tempo (under the program YEP - Young Emerging Performers)
stage design | Coletivo Provisório and Madalena Wallenstein de Castro light design | Coletivo Provisório
sound design | Coletivo Provisório and Sandro Martins
costumes | Anabela Vicente and Miguel de Athayde
personal shopping & styling hair and makeup | Joana Jones
poster | Rita António
teaser | Pedro Gomes
OPERA PROJECT - UDK BERLIN
FRÜHLING, ERWACHEN & GEORGIA BOTTOMS
Stage Design in co-work with Paula Meuthen
Two short opera shows performed by the Ensemble Unitedberlin (Universität der Künste), created in the challenging context of the Corona Pandemic.
text | Frank Wedekind, 1891
libretto | András Almási-Tóth
german translation | Errico Fresis und Nóra Füzi
composition | Máté Bella (adaptation for opera)
text | Mark Childress
libretto | Mark Childress and Gregory Vajda
composition | Gregory Vajda (adaptation for opera)
musical direction | Errico Fresis
directing | Isabel Hindersind
stage design | Madalena Wallenstein de Castro & Paula Meuthen
costume design | Vera Holthaus
is a contemporary opera based on Frank Wedekind's Frühlings Erwachen. It sketches a society that has little love for its children and reacts to their wild, healthy curiosity with panic-stricken, brutal intimidation and humiliation as well as with uncomprehending prudishness and a refusal of sexual education. Two young people die, Moritz, whom unkindness and unbearable pressure from parents and school drive to suicide. Also the life-hungry, pregnant Wendla, who could give birth to a perfectly healthy child if she were not - for her own good - administered a poisonous abortifacient.
What if bodies are not allowed to meet and have to keep their distance, but want to discover each other? Fantasies that cannot be embodied because they are not allowed to be. How to solve this? Today there is a very clear and immediate answer: sex toys. We took these as a fascinating reference to bring Frühlings Erwachen (Frank Wedekind, 1891) to the present.
Marie Sofie Jacob , Charlotte Watzlawik, Chunho You / YoungJun Park, Kyoungloul Kim, Mose Kim, Antonia Schuchardt, Hyuneum Kim, Xiao Chi, Katrīna Paula Felsberga, Clarissa Maria Undritz, Lea Kohnen, Rebecca Ibe, Marie Maidowski, Ruiling Hu, Daniel Shin, Pablo Helmbold, Tobias Zepernick
a contemporary setting of Marc Childress' novel of the same name, Georgia frees herself from the chains to which she had become so accustomed. After her love for Jeff fails due to the racism of the small American town of Six Points, she lives an independent, ambiguous life that she finances with sexual favours to the town's all-married dignitaries, top secret of course. Then her 19-year-old son Nathan, whom she had given away as a baby and tried to forget, suddenly turns up, and her well-organised life is thrown into turmoil...
The text is asking for precise and practical spacialities, so we found it interestig to work with the simbolism of spaces. Which elements do we need to narrate commonplaces on stage? How could we represent a reality in an abstract and concrete way at the same time? We would like to hereby scharpen the view of the audience. The second, third or fourth gaze may turn out to be more exciting than you thought.
Ambar Arias, Soyeon Shin, Pablo Helmbold, Tobias Zepernick, Changjun Lee, Johannes Blank, Eunsang Lee, Yutao Gu, Mads-Emil Jakobsen, YeJune Park, Antonia Schuchardt, Hyuneum Kim, Maria Rüssel, Sophia Stern, Natalie Jurk, Yongbeom Kwon, Carlo Nevio Wilfart, Max Jakob Rößeler, Rebecca Ibe, Marie Maidowski, Kento Uchiyama, Yiwei Mao
DO OUTRO LADO DA TOCA
On The Other Side Of The Lair
Centro Cultural de Belém - Fábrica das Artes Lisboa
Visual and spacial design (immersive Installation, costume and set design, visual contect for videogame, activity booklet, workshop development) in co-work with Alice Albergaria Borges and Beatriz Bagulho.
Based on the original texts by Lewis Caroll "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and "Through The Looking Glass".
Created in the context od the cicle "Festa De Desaniversário", produced by Fábrica das Artes, the educational department from the Cultural Centre CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon. The cicle comprised six different parts, composed by a team of several artists - an immersive installation, four small performances, one audiobook, a video-game, art workshops and a small music festival.
artistic creation // visual, spacial and costume design |
Alice Albergaria Borges, Beatriz Bagulho, Madalena Wallenstein de Castro
original music & sound design | Conjunto Cuca Monga
artistic assitence | Maria Gil, Pedro Silva
videogame | Game DEV Técnico
with the support of | André Correia // animation assistant
Diogo Vaz-Cavaleiro // space design assistant
Rita António // graphic design assistant
João Salgado, Manuel Marcelo, Manuel Osório de Castro, Maria Beatriz de Abreu Afonso, Maria Emanuel Albergaria, Mário Duarte, Marta Lontrão, Pedro Sáude, Tina Simões, Tomás Gomes
with | Bernardo Souto, Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro, Cirila Bossuet, Isabel Costa, José Leite, Miguel Amorim, Raquel Oliveira and Vasco Batista
graphic design | Beatriz Bagulho
fotography | @CCB/ Manuel Ruas Moreira
video | António Mendes
curatorship | Madalena Wallenstein
production | Helena Maia, Manuel Ruas Moreira