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.

The Burning of Judas

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.

Mapping Happiness


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 Orchestra is Cool!



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!
#AprenderComTodos #OrquestraACT

Central Peripheries

Periferias Centrais is an informal working group that emerged in 2018, with the aim of reflecting and demystifying the concepts of “center” and “periphery”, highlighting the critical mass that exists in each place, sharing ideas and working methods, creating a support base among colleagues. We started, stopped, resumed, persisted and now, together and more of us than at the beginning, we created a website. Why? Because we are committed to “mapping happiness”.
If you want to accompany us, visit periferiascentrais.net
It is a great pride to be part of this group of thought and action, so timely and inspiring.

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