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O Mestre (the Master) addresses the Actor's relationship with learning, updating and improvement.

It is a theatre project about the transmission of knowledge and the essential figures that this act presupposes: the one who knows and the one who does not know. It focuses on the roles that each one assumes so that the relationship can exist. And in the development of that relationship. 

In O Mestre, the protagonist is the teacher-student relationship. Learning as a rite of passage in life, the unique and privileged moment that is to learn under the eyes of the other and the fragility of this process so intimate and beautiful of those who learn.

I invited the artist Michel, currently my tap dance teacher, to research with me this (mainly) male figure of the master and to create a performance that reflects on autonomy through a learning process.


project, text and artistic direction Maria João Falcão performance Maria João Falcão e Michel choreography and soundscape Michel  set and costume design Maria João Falcão 

artistic assistance Bernardo Souto and João Simões

dramaturgical assistance Prof.ª Eugénia Vasques

production número cinco Associação Cultural

photos João Simões

video Marcelo Pereira (imagem e edição) e Marcelo Tavares (som)

poster and postcard Michel (drawing) and Maria João Falcão (design)


duration 50 minutes


support: CML - Polo Cultural das Gaivotas|Boavista, Livraria Ler Devagar, República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes, BalletShop, Seetickets, griffehairstyle

special thanks: João Simões, Emanuel Ribeiro, Alexandra Sousa, prof.ª Eugénia Vasques, Bernardo Souto, Manuel Henriques, Elsa Valentim, João Telmo, João D'Ávila, Amândio Pinheiro, Yoon Chin (Malaca Restaurant), Patrícia Neves Gomes, João Borges da Cunha, Dalila Carmo, Paulo Lage, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas' team, José Pinho, Livraria Ler Devagar team

photos  /  video

press and technical dossier

press  crítica  (portuguese)



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