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Shows

From 26 to 30 of July 2022, we will have 17 shows of Improvisation in Theatre, Dance, and Music in Lisbon. Groups and Artists from 12 different countries.

26th of July at 20:00

From the 27th to the 30th of July at 19:30 (4 shows of 30 minutes each)

Venue:  Centro Cultural Moscavide

R. Francisco Marques Beato 11, 1885-032, Moscavide

(Red Line - Metro Moscavide)

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July 26 (Tuesday)

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Sonidos que Pintan: Soundpainting Ensemble
Dir. David Moncada (Colombia)

"Sonidos que pintan" it's an interdisciplinary ensemble, made up of artists invited by the Festival who will meet on the same day to create an improvised performance. The Soundpainter, director of the performance, is tasked with leading this diverse group, and will communicate through a complex sign language in order to create a live composition before the eyes of the audience.

Area: Theater, Dance and Music

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Gibbirish

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July 27 (Wednesday)

Things of Things
Saída Sul (Brazil/Portugal)

All the things we have awaken in us some memory. And if things could also remember, what would their perspectives be like? What happens when we give life to things? After this show of Clowning, Impro and Object Theater, things will not be the same as before.

Area: Theater and Clowning

Language: Gibberish and some Portuguese and English.

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Practice and exploration of improvisation with movement, body and sound in a group based on work with body expression, rhythm and spatial locomotion particular to some dances in the world from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

Area: Dance 

Language: Portuguese and English 

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No Edit
Momentum (Israel)

"No Edit" is a roller-coaster that will have you crying with both laughter and emotion. It maintains a dizzying pace and a frantic energy through its trademark rule: No Edits! Each scene blends and morphs into the next without leaving the stage empty even for an instant. This unique combination makes it the ultimate fusion of raw and pure improvisation and poignant storytelling!

Area: Theater

Language: English

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Object of Affection
Flock Theater (Netherlands)

Love is the common feeling bounding all the living creatures on earth. But what if objects can fall in love, have their heart broken or live happily ever after? Maybe a pencil and an eraser can have a future. Or maybe true love is out of reach for a tea kettle and a chocolate tab. In this duoshow, we follow the impossible love story between two objects or animals. Will they succeed to see beyond their differences? Will they be accepted in their lover’s family? Will love win overall?

Area: Theater 

Language: English 

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July 28 (Thursday)

Somatic Storms
(Belgium and Finland)

In "Somatic Storms" dancers Mileen Borgonjon and Iiris Raipala collaborate with poet performer Maya Wuytack, creating a poetic ritual about what it means to belong… An instantly composed performance exploring the interplay of intimacy and distance between two dancers. This meeting is colored by the instant poetry of Maya Wuytack, contributing to play with the tension between microscopic and telescopic awareness - our internal and external landscapes.

Area: Dance and Poetry 

Language: English

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MIXED TEAM:
Scandalous Women of History

Dir. Laura Doornoweerd-Perry (Netherlands)

Infamous, notorious, and probably untold! Come hear the stories of the scandalous women from history and see the moments on stage that may (or should) have been.

Area: Theater 

Language: English 

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Henri & Margaret
You & Me (France and Poland)

Henri and Margaret are very old. They love each other. And sometimes they hate each other. For sure, they cannot live one without the other... In this show, you'll meet them as they are now, maybe a bit grampy but also funny and lovely! You'll learn and see about their past, their dreams, their life. What joyful and challenging moments they had to go through and made them who they are as individuals and as a couple. Living as a couple for so many years is not a quiet river...

Area: Theater

Language: English

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A Hero Story
The Dodot (Israel)

Story-telling is the oldest form of art, and a hero story is the most classic form of story. Join us on a crazy journey, in a format that the only thing we can promise is a well-crafted story and wild energy.

Area: Theater and Music 

Language: English 

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July 29 (Friday)

Saudade
Cardume (Portugal)

Saudade: a Portuguese word that is often said to be untranslatable, a paradox word that a poet described as “a good that one suffers and an evil that one enjoys”, a word that is said about the past but that we also feel about the future, a word that we cannot explain in words. That's why we make a play, just improvising.

Area: Theater

Language: Portuguese

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MIXED TEAM:
How to Improvise Murder

Dir. Nick Maaß  (Germany)

Next to internationally popular formats, German improv audiences are obsessed with Crime Stories. Sure, Germans are a little crazy about detectives, but improvising an exciting criminal case creates tension and suspense wherever you perform it, especially when the players and the audience are both asking themselves: whodunnit?

Area: Theater 

Language: English 

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Labels
Rainbow Warriors (Belgium and Netherlands)

Impulsively people often think in stereotypes. Whilst as an LGBTQIA+ improv collective, Rainbow Warriors stand for: label us all you want, just don’t stop with one label. Meanwhile... hop on a unicorn and join these promiscuous, well-dressed, musical theatre-loving gay guys for a rollercoaster of a comedy show. Where personal stories and disarming questions lead into wild adventures with probably a bit of glitter and definitely a ton of self-mockery.

Area: Theater

Language: English

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The king wants a theatre play. He doesn't know what he wants, but he wants it right now. A playwright and a jester must collaborate to create a story to satisfy the king and they only have 30 minutes to please the king's whim. Their lives depend on it.

Area: Theater 

Language: English 

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July 30 (Saturday)

"Until the lion learns to speak, the story will be told by the hunter" (burkina faso proverb). The myths and stories of our people guide us in our decisions. When that is taken away and erased from us, we turn to the imagination and create our own narrative and story so that no one else can do it for us. On stage, a word is created with the audience, and from it a legacy of stories and images.

Area: Theater

Language: Portuguese

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MIXED TEAM:
The Improvised Documentary

Dir. Chris L Griswold (USA)

The cast of the Mixed Team presents mockumentaries, created live on stage, based on your suggestion! 

Area: Theater 

Language: English 

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Moms: A Celebration
Hawn and Hudson (Netherlands)

Some mothers are kind. Some are strict. Some are childish, nerdy, or way too much into soccer. Some keep rearranging your spice rack when they visit even if you’ve asked them not to. Some daughters always visit, some live out their mother's childhood dreams and some will forever be that little girl that needs reassurance. Nardje Trepels and Jenny Hasenack tell a few of the infinite amount of stories about mothers and their children – including some of their own.

Area: Theater

Language: English

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The BIG Musical
BIG - Barcelona Improv Group (Spain)

This is a never-before-seen and never-to-be-seen-again musical comedy The BIG Musical, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, epic storylines, larger than life characters, and a healthy dose of that Broadway sparkle. The audience provides one fabulous suggestion and the players and musician spin them into a brand new all-singing, all-dancing spectacular that will have you dancing in your seats and humming all the way home.

Area: Musical Theater

Language: English 

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