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RAQUEL ANDRÉ – Collection of Artists


Cine-Teatro Louletano / Sat 19 OCT 21h30
Subtitled in EN / Post-performance talk with the artists

THEATER / 60' / M12 / 5€ - BUY

Is it possible, through a moment of creation of an artist, to have access to the artist? Have access to your story?
Collection of Artists is the third movement of the Collection of People. In the Collection of Lovers, Raquel André uses photography, in the Collectors she uses video, in the Artists she proposes to use her own body as an archive.

Collection of Artists is a collection that deals with each artist, their practices and tools of work, as well as their thoughts and biographies. When collecting artists, Raquel navigates through reality and fiction, fantasy and impossibility, daily life and artistic life, seeking to collect the ephemeral, and transform it into something concrete and possible, through an artistic and poetic medium.
Until September 2019, Raquel collected artists in Bergen, Faro, Warsaw, Salzburg, Cincinnati, New York, Loulé, Berlin, Orleans, Lisbon and Oporto.
At Verão Azul it is also possible to see Collection of Lovers.

Creation: António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida and Raquel André
Production: Missanga
Set Design: Jozef Wouters
Music: Odete
Light Design: Carin Geada
Costume Design: José António Tenente
Artistic Collaboration: Joana Brito Silva
Financial Support: Portuguese Republic – Culture / Direcção Geral das Artes
Co-production: Teatro Nacional D.Maria II (PT), BIT Teatergarasjen (NOR), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (USA), Tanzfabrik (GER), Cialou / Mysl Foundation (POL), casaBranca – Verão Azul Festival / Cine-Teatro Louletano (PT), O Espaço do Tempo (PT) and FITEI (PT)
Artistic Residencies: BIT Teatergarasjen, Tanzfabrik, Cialou / Mysl Foundation, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro das Figuras – Faro (PT), O Espaço do Tempo, FITEI, SZENE (AT), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, CDN Orleáns, Chocolate Factory Theater (USA).
Financial Support for Residences in the USA: FLAD – Luso American Foundation for Development
Project supported by: apap – Performing Europe 2020, within the framework of the European Creative Europe program.

Raquel André was born in Caneças (PT) in 1986.
One day she took a box full of handwritten letters, a correspondence from a family in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and from that she made her first performance in 2009.
Since then she started having an interest in collecting. Specially in the idea of how to collect in the Performing Arts, about which she wrote a master thesis at University Federal of Rio de Janeiro mentored by researcher and performer Eleonora Fabião with a scholarship by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon.
She studied at the Theater and Cinema School of Lisbon, and then worked with several portuguese artists, from different artistic languages. She made television, and presented her work in Portugal, Spain, Poland, Germany, Belgian, Cuba, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Norway, France, USA and Italy.
Since 2018 she has been conducting a workshop of Theater Composition for teenagers at Teatro Nacional D. Maria (PT).