Porto Municipal Theater announces eight premieres, strengthens partnerships and ties with the city

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The next season of the Oporto Municipal Theater (TMP) promises to strengthen partnerships, ties with artists and spaces in the city, keeps the “cycles of the house” and open doors to festivals, highlighting eight premieres, announced today this structure.

In a press release, TMP, which includes Rivoli and Teatro do Campo Alegre, states that the new season starts on September 15 with “Dialogo Terzo: In a Landscape”, the third chapter of the Dialoghi project, and with “Gust9723”, by Francisco Camacho, a remake of the original 1997 play, in a co-presentation with Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon.

Until December, “the different notions of time” and the support to artists and companies of the city mark the programming, highlighting, on September 22 and 23, the presentation of “Corpo Clandestino”, a show that will mark 20 years of the career of Vitor Hugo Pontes and, on September 20 and 30, the premiere of “Casa dos Pais” by Luís Araújo & António Parra/A Turma, on the stage of Rivoli.

“The program has been adjusted and presents works that vary greatly in scale and disciplines within the contemporary spectrum, but always with a sense of courage in their content or form that generates a new expectation regarding the mission and role of a municipal theater in contemporary culture,” TMP’s artistic co-directors Cristina Planas Leitão and Drew Klein explain in the text.

In November, also at Rivoli, on the 3rd and 4th, “Justiça” by Joana Providência/Teatro do Bolhão will be premiered, and, on December 7th and 8th, “unraveling” by Visões Úteis, as well as “Abalo na matriz” by Beatriz Baptista, and “A-Dentro” by Mercedes Quijada.

The premieres continue on December 15 and 16, now at Campo Alegre, with the presentation of “Revolução de uma pessoa que sempre fez o que quis”, by Nuno Preto/Colectivo Espaço Invisível.

The “house cycles” will continue in the new season with the program “Palcos Invisíveis”, a co-production with Instável – Centro Coreográfico, which will be held every two months and with two artists on each date, starting in September, on the 29th and 30th, at Campo Alegre, with “Trans*Performatividade”, by AURA, and “Desencontro”, by Isabela Tescarollo & Uatumã Fattori de Azevedo.

Between October 26 and 28, another cycle, “Make Trouble”, includes “A Room of One’s Own”, by Mafalda Banquart, Emanuel Santoz, Tiago Araújo, and Tiago Jácome, “Verbal Images”, by Ana Renata Polónia (27th and 28th), and also the participation of Polish Magda Szpecht, with “Cyber Elf”, a lecture about “what can theater do, to help Ukraine?”, which is also a diary of the daily activist struggle.

TMP’s new season “renews its support to the city’s festivals”, with emphasis on the FIMP – International Festival of Puppets of Porto, the French Cinema Festival, the New Talents of the Silva Monteiro Music Course, and the Showcase Estufa da Erva Daninha.

Partnerships with other structures also mark the season, with the premiere of “Feijoada”, a co-presentation with Alkantara Festival, on November 10 and 11, and “Antigone in the Amazon”, by Milo Rau/NTGent, on November 17 and 18, and the national premiere of “INK”, by Greek director Dimitris Papaioannou, on November 30 and December 1 and 2.

For the younger audiences, TMP’s programming presents, on November 17th and 18th, the dancer and choreographer Beatriz Valentim who presents “What is a problem? On December 7 and 8, “Ik… eh ik [Ik… ah eu]” by Het Houten Huis & Nordland Visual Theatre will be premiered, and on the 8th “Ai de mim, Ai do Eu…” by Trupe Fandanga.

The tickets for the shows of the 2023/2024 season become available as of today, bringing a new price table, so the 50% discount is extended to people with specific needs, over 65 years old, unemployed, and students, among others.

The new table also proposes a new annual card that costs 120 euros and gives access to 20 shows, 50% discount on the companion ticket and 10% discount at the TMP Café, among other advantages.

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