On the 3rd of July we presented the result of almost two months of visits, meetings, conversations, rehearsals and creation with the people of Freixo, Marco de Canaveses.
These were days of intense sharing, a lot of learning, love, “feeling of us”. An Aldear shared with Marina Palácio and Visões Úteis, always with the support of José Gonçalves and Bússola, designed by Luis Sousa Ferreira for the entire territory of CIM do Tâmega e Sousa. The photographic record was made by the incredible João Roldão.
A creation made by several arms, which opened to other arms, culminating in a show that mapped memory, time and, above all, love.
It was only possible due to the dedicated, committed and inspiring participation of the Associação Amigos Tongobriga, the Professional School of Archeology and the Senior University of Marco de Canaveses-USMC, as well as Dª Angélica, soul and symbol of this place.
Special thanks to our companions António Serginho Lima, Miguel Ramos, Rita Sampaio, Manuel Dos Reis.
Ondamarela is part of the group of people and entities that contribute with articles to the first issue of the magazine Guimarães C Visível. Entitled “Feeling of Us”, the article addresses cultural mediation and our perspective on this work and includes beautiful photos of our Pedro Sardinha, Sara Fernandes and Paulo Pimenta.
Study Here!, is a photography exhibition that can be visited until the 4th of July at Soares dos Reis National Museum, with images by Paulo Pimenta and young students from EB23 Dr. Leonardo Coimbra, in Porto. At its inauguration, the ACT Orchestra also performs live, in a small demonstration of the results of 2 years of work. We are so proud to play such a beautiful event!
Following the work in the scope of Descouroçar, for Bairro C, we were in the 2nd session of the Conversation Cycle, submitted to the theme “Couros: a river, a territory and a community” on 15th May, just after our concert at the Institute of Design. It was an honor to be able to share conversation and thoughts with Carlos Ribeiro and Ricardo Rodrigues (moderator).
Within the scope of Bairro C of Guimarães City Council, ondamarela created, with the magnificent choir Jovem Cantores de Guimarães and inhabitants of Couros, a new performance, designed to be presented inside the old Fraterna tanks, in Guimarães. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t help and the show had to be “relocated” at the Instituto de Design, on the 15th of May 2021.
The result of an artistic residency that started from the work carried out in “DESCOUROÇAR” in 2020, the question was once again asked: “What do we want for Couros?”. More than answers, Ondamarela’s work was a process of constant questioning. Working with residents and future occupants of this territory, visions and opinions are crossed, stories are shared, and knowledge is summoned.
The process was a great pleasure and the result made us very proud. We all left the experience richer.
Ondamarela, invited to perform the artistic direction of The Burning of Judas in Vila Nova de Cerveira, in this 2021 (after last year the project being interrupted by the pandemic) decided to launch itself into a very bold project.
To shoot a film with the community.
Brilliantly directed by Carlos Lobo, with photography direction by Miguel da Santa and scenography and costumes by Patrícia Costa, this was an emotional, inspiring, intense project. All obstacles, difficulties, health and time constraints were overcome with touching joy and commitment, on the part of all those involved. Thank you to all the participants for the energy and talent, thank you Comédias do Minho for the incredible challenge and professionalism, thank you Municipality of Vila Nova de Cerveira for the openness to the idea and for the cultural resistance.
Here it is:
Judas Judas Judas.
The blog of the Central Peripheries debuted today with an interview with ondamarela. We are very happy with the possibility of thinking, debating and creating these spaces, with these wonderful people and structures.
And soon there will be more news, with a public debate with important guests. Be aware!
The second video from the ACT Orchestra has already been released!
The Orchestra continues to come together every week, online, to create new and original things.
This video was created from the recordings of our last rehearsal at school and a series of challenges launched online to students from the 5th to the 9th grade.
We hope you enjoy. It was a lot of fun to do.
Thank you, ACT Orchestra!