18 and 19 nov 2023 — Monchique
25 and 26 nov 2023 — Aljezur


Madalena Victorino, Nuno Salvado + Guests · Portugal
Performative Dinner — M/6+

PARAÍSO is back in the form of a single show/dinner, a fusion of dance, music and food – food for thought, after its premiere in September. This project was born in Sabóia and carries a heritage: the wisdom of making the best of lives from what is lacking, what is not, what is there and not: water, food, work, money. Scarcity as a form of wealth and the certainty of how living with little can make the greatest sense. It results from a unique meeting with older people from Sabóia, Santa Clara-a-Velha in the Odemira mountains, young people who also live there and a group of artists and cooks.

We will dance to offer the feeling of a shifting earth that won't settle or rest. It's the serving of a meal that always brings water to the surface; there will be talking close to people and music, sounds and singing that flood the space with meanings crossed by contradiction but also by mutuality, hospitality, symbiosis, and partnership. We will all be in a relationship with food, thought, action and sound. It will be as if we were sitting at the table of a great table that doesn't exist. The impression of living in a torrential zone will emerge from this atmosphere.

/ artistic and technical credits

An idea of Madalena Victorino creation, dramaturgy and choreography

/Original music Nuno Salvado  /Text excerpts Afonso Cruz

/In co-creation with Maria Ramos choreographyAna Carvalho and Mariana Canha creation of Paraíso nutritionNuno Salvado and Inês Pereira design of musical compositionCarolina Sendim, Noy Yona, Pedro Matias danceInderjeet Singh, Johannes Krieger, Sheila Kamayd musiciansSónia Barradas wordCaetana Coutinho, Inês Coutinho, Janik Brück, Nana Brück, Paul Brück, Afonso Kamayd special participationGrupo Etnográfico de Santa Clara-a-Velha: Adelina Maria, Adília Pereira, Alice Alves, António Perpéto, Armando Francisco, Conceição Dias, Dinas Silva, Idalina Abílio, Inácia Felicidade, José Nobre, José Simão Guerreiro, José Ventura, Manuel Duarte, Natércia Silva, Noémia Perpéto, Odália Gonçalves, under the direction of Odete Oliveira interpretation

/Technical Direction and Light Design Joaquim Madaíl  /Technical Direction Olivier Vincent  /Production Lavrar o Mar  /Production Assistance Patrícia Santos and Manuel Cheta

/Support and Acknowledgements Câmara Municipal de Odemira, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Junta de Freguesia de Sabóia, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Casa do Povo de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Associação Transitória, Associação Clara, Associação Provisória, CACO – Associação de Artesão do Concelho de Odemira, CRIAR - Centro em Rede de Inovação do Artesanato Regional, Junta de Freguesia de Alferce and Casa do Povo de Alferce

/support by

Monchique – Casa do Povo de Alferce
18 nov 2023 (sat) – 07:30 pm
19 nov 2023 (sun) – 12:30 pm
Aljezur – Rancho Folclórico do Rogil
25 nov 2023 (sat) – 07:30 pm
26 nov 2023 (sun) – 12:30 pm
Running Time
2 h 00 aprox.
Age Rating
12€ Adult
6€ Children from 6 to 11 years old

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Aljezur – Casa Lavrar o Mar – Rua João Dias Mendes, 46