Vertical stage piece for 3 performers, 2 bikers, 40 teenagers, 3 tons of rubber, 16.2 vertical sound system

O POÇO is a machine that operates on vertical agents, harboring and articulating gesture, sound and light in its acoustic and architectural configuration.
A black box where traces of words and actions sustain a landscape made out of ruins of nexus, membranes, language and substrates. The pre-linguistic impetuses of the voice, the crystallization of action, and the vertigo of the perspective arise as the only temporal mediators of a moving landscape. An echo chamber.

Première at Festival DDD – RIVOLI Theatre Porto – 12th and 13th May 2017.

Production — SOOPA
Coproduction — Teatro Municipal do Porto
Suport — DGArtes, GDA, CACE, TNSJ
Project financed by the Government of Portugal — State Secretary of Culture / General Arts Direction

Jonathan Uliel Saldanha — Direction, dramaturgy, light, music, staging
Catarina Miranda — dramaturgy, staging
Godofredo Pereira — dramaturgy, architecture
Diogo Tudela — Computing, dramaturgy
José Álvaro Correia, Renato Marinho — Light
Eduardo Magalhães — Treatment and Sound Spacing
Frédéric Alstadt — Sound Processing
Voice Emitters — Catarina Miranda, Ece Canli, Outra Voz
Gesture Emitters — Daniela Cruz, Igor Bisser, Nuno Pinto, Rita Vieira, Diogo Vieira, Students from Dance/Theater from Balletreatro
Assistance Balleteatro Professional School — Carlos Silva
Camera — Francisco Queimadela
Executive Production — Mauro Rodrigues
Administrative Production — Mafalda Couto Soares

Acknowledgments — Balleteatro, Ao Cabo Teatro, Biogoma Lda., MotoLuar, Magichand Lighting Solutions, Transportes Faria, Nuno Carinhas, Nuno M Cardoso, José Alberto Pereira, Ana Renata Polónia