O Mestre (the Master) addresses the Actor's relationship with learning, updating and improvement.
It is a 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. About the roles that each one takes so that this relationship can exist. And about the development of this relationship.
I invited the artist Michel, currently my tap dance teacher, to research with me about this (mainly) male figure and to create a performance that reflects on the autonomy in a learning process.
17th November - 28th November 2021 - monday - saturday 8pm sundays 5pm
Livraria Ler Devagar LX - Factory
project, text and artistic direction Maria João Falcão performance Michel and Maria João Falcão 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 70 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, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas' team, José Pinho, Livraria Ler Devagar team