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.

5th - 14th May 2022 - monday - saturday  8pm  sundays 5pm

Livraria FERIN - Lisboa   map



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

photos  /  video

press  crítica  (portuguese)



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