© Leonor Fonseca

ANA BORRALHO & JOÃO GALANTE – Trigger of Happiness

* WORKSHOP
19 > 25 NOV Centro Cultural de Lagos

PERFORMANCE
26 NOV 21h30 Centro Cultural de Lagos
M14 / Performance – Single admission 5€

* OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!
Trigger of Happiness includes a 7-day workshop for its performance and is admitting 12 young adults from the local community as performers. Open call for participants, 18 to 23 years old, with or without former stage experience, fully available for the dates and schedules of the workshop and performance.

Info & Applications HERE

Note: in case of excess applications, a selection process will be conducted by the project's artistic direction – and all applicants will be notified of its decision.

Each and every person has a different definition of happiness. Happiness can even be seen as a state. A state of well-being and satisfaction. How can we be happy? Most of all, how can we be happy in an unhappy society?

Ana Borralho & João Galante are inviting 12 young adults in each location. They are not actors between and they’re 18 and 23 years old. sitting around a table, with a gun in the middle, they play russian roulette and answer a list of questions about their loves, their concerns, their anxieties, their families, and their visions of the future. As words are released, life paths overlap, drawing a multicultural and explosive cartography of local youth.
A deadly game in search of happiness.


Concept, Artistic Direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Lighting design: Thomas Walgrave
Sound: João Galante aka Coolgate, Pedro Augusto
Dramaturgic Collaboration: Fernando J. Ribeiro
Artist and Rehearsal Assistance: Cátia Leitão, Daniel Matos, Tiago Gandra
Performers: 12 young adults (in each location)
Production: casaBranca


Ana Borralho & João Galante met each other when they were studying visual arts at AR.CO (Lisbon) and worked together regularly in the nineties as actors/co-creators with the famous Portuguese physical theater group OLHO.
They have been working together on their own projects since 2002: performance art, dance, installation, photography, sound and video art.
Borralho & Galante’s frequently chosen themes include: body/mind, outside/inside, emotion/feeling, me/others, private/public, social/politics, gender/sexual ambiguity, erotic imaginary, self-portrait.
Their work has been in Portuguese and international Festivals since 2004.
Borralho & Galante are co-founders of the non-musicians band Jimmie Durham and the casaBranca cultural association. They are also artistic directors of the live art festival Verão Azul (Lagos/Portugal), and co-curators of the, now-extinct, electronic music festival Electrolegos (Lagos/Portugal).
They live and work in Lisbon and Lagos (Portugal).