Collaborative Creation Training – Famalicão

Within the scope of “Há Cultura”, it was with great pleasure that we held the Collaborative Creation Atelier, a mini-course for musicians, teachers and cultural, social and artistic agents in the communities of Famalicão. The course, taught by Tim Steiner and Ricardo Baptista, ended on November 6th with a workshop open to the participation of anyone, in which trainees led their own groups. It was extremely enriching and the materialization of an old objective of ondamarela, that of training agents for the work of collaborative artistic creation.

Vale do Este – Famalicão

On the 21st we presented our “Vale do Este”, a concert by the CSIF communities in Vale do Este, Famalicão.

It was beautiful and we are grateful to all who contributed, and in particular to the Municipality of Famalicão for the invitation.

This is the synopsis text of the show, which was written from the conversations, ideas and sounds of the concert:

The Este river valley, invited to share stories, protests, sounds, laughter and music, responded with this strength, with this desire to do new, to do differently and to do well. People who didn’t know each other came together and joined ideas and voices, in the creation of this show.

The river, the train, the figures and customs, the sounds and music they brought to the sessions, resulted in a sound postcard of this people and this place. It is a circular show, always unfinished, of searching, on the path, in the belief that all together we are looking for the better. All together we found things that we didn’t even know existed or that were lost. And as soon as we found it, we went back to the beginning, searching.

Come search with us!

The voice that murmurs

“never stop, go find”

This is our posture

Learning with the path

And it’s never so good alone

Even if you find thorns



Our project with ASISM in Tremor this year, with the participation of elements of Associação Escolinhas da Vila, Associação Desportiva de Vila Franca and Grupo de Cantares e Serenatas de Vila Franca

It was very beautiful and intense and we think that this shows in these photographs of the magnificent Vera Marmelo.

Everything will be in our hearts.
Thank you

Aldear – Freixo

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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.


Orquestra ACT at Soares dos Reis National Museum

There is applause that means more than applause. It means beginnings and endings, joys and frustrations, tears and smiles. Thank you all. #orquestraAct #aprendercomtodos

ondamarela’s article

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.

ACT Orchestra’s concert!

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!

JUDAS, JUDAS, JUDAS – take away!

Judas, Judas, Judas

The film we created with Carlos Lobo for this year’s Queima de Judas, in Vila Nova de Cerveira, is now available in the magnificent online space of Comédias do Minho, Comédias Take Away!

To think the city

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).

Descouroçar – the performance

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.

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