quarta-feira, dezembro 30, 2009

Blame it on the Pop 2009

Best Of Moments&Memoires 09

Janeiro - Le Ours et la Néige
Fevereiro - III WW Edition - Sweet Valentine
Março - Em Lisboa
Abril - 36, Avenue Georges Mandel
Maio - Current Mood: Anxiety@Aquarium
Junho - Collaborative Documentary Classes
Julho - Back From the Past_Diário de Bordo
Agosto - Trains and Travels
Setembro - Sem Palco na Noite dos Investigadores
Outubro - GRT: Hamlet
Novembro - We Love Glee
Dezembro - Side by Side With the Monsters

Extras: FNB Dance Umbrella ; Pitié ; True Blood ; Fauré's Elegy

This Is It, dir. Spike Lee

This Is It, a canção de Michael Jackson (1958-2009) que deu o título a uma série de espectáculos nunca consumados — e também ao filme sobre os respectivos ensaios —, já tem teledisco. É seu autor Spike Lee e a respectiva divulgação começou por se fazer no site da empresa produtora do cineasta, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. Verdadeiro álbum de memórias, o teledisco cruza as memórias das origens da família Jackson em Gary, Indiana, com fotografias, momentos de palco e tributos de fãs, tudo transfigurado por algumas subtis formas de manipulação digital, em particular na relação das imagens com os respectivos fundos — é um breve e sóbrio exercício de luto que, adequadamente, prolonga a energia iconográfica do universo de Michael Jackson.

in sound+vision

terça-feira, dezembro 29, 2009

I'll stand by you

Other musics played while I wrote this, but this year was all about that. Me standing for others, standing by and for myself, others standing by me, as a proof that there are few people that will stand by you in critic times. Time goes by and you start becoming impatient with things that years before weren't really that important, and they turn out to be the most important details in your life.
These past nine years have been really important to my growth; it all started out as game/dream that didn't seem to be really important and suddently I find myself living my adulthood in that dream I thought it was imposible...
Outstanding events have become less important compared with those small details and actions people have towards eachother.
In a decade where evolution has permeated our lives with technologic advances, cybercommuncation has become a placebo to this human disability - fast unlearnment - towards relations, and every year personal interaction with other beings of our own species has become more important.
It could be called the new era of existentialism for this has been the main topic over the 2000's, a decade where solid ground and nature have been undertaken by the great fear that settled at the turn of the century and we are still learning how to deal with it.
"What do you say on taking chances?!" it seems to be the status quo of the last ten years due to the gradually (but very significant) twist that swept the world increasing the need of radical changes, and re-adaptation of human behaviourism.
Like I stated a few posts ago, maybe in 3009 the same questions are still going to be asked, but those same questions and pursuit of answers to them brought myself to think that though I remain the same that in my teen years... Now, in my late twenties, I eager for this new decade that will, obviously bring problems but in which I hope to have experiences that continue to help me re-define always as a better person, learning from my mistakes and with those compelling disappointments, but above all to face the fact that dreams are just different from how I have dreamed them.
Specially during this year people I know really stood by each other, even those that got eventually lost along the way. Dispite the huge amount of loneliness imposed as a side-effect of evolution, human warmth and trustiness gained more meaning and I'm happy to see that there are actions taking place to approach the whole world into the utopia of uniqueness and feeling that we all belong to the same place, even knowing that the 'Dark Side' will always be there waiting to bring it all down, but in the end it will be a matter of chain reactions taking place within each one. I'm still learning...
This was definitely the year of 3rd W.W. and like it is supposed to be it will continue to exist (it couldn't all turned suddently into heaven for everyone). We are just like just like those tiny glass animals in Tennesse William's "The Glass Menagerie"...

segunda-feira, dezembro 28, 2009

domingo, dezembro 27, 2009

Blue Moon: 31/12/2009

When two full moons occur in any calendar month, the second is called a blue moon. The term (in its modern usage) therefore has nothing to do with the Moon's actually color. A blue moon occurs about once in 2.5 years on average. A blue moon can occur in January and the following March if there is no full moon at all in February, as is the case in the years 1999, 2018, and 2037.

There are several other meanings ascribed to the term "blue moon" (the most common being "a very uncommon event"), but the one given here seems first to have appeared in The Maine Farmers' Almanac of 1937. The phrase "blue moon" has been around for several hundred years, but its meaning has changed a few times. The earliest use of "blue moon" meant an obvious absurdity which everyone knew never happened. However, the moon does occasionally turn blue as a result of smoke from forest fires or particles from a volcanic eruption. Since these blue-looking moons were rare but did happen from time to time, the phrase "once in a blue moon" was coined, meaning that an event is unusual, but can happen occasionally (Kibbey). "Blue moon" has also been used as a symbol of sadness and loneliness. That appears to have a history of its own among musicians and songwriters (Kibbey).

The following table lists all blue moons from 1990 to 2010 for dates in universal time. Note that because the full moon occurs at different times (and therefore potentially on different calendar days and in different calendar months) in different time zones, the occurrence of blue moons is time zone (and daylight saving time) dependent. For example, a blue moon occurs on May 31, 2007 in the Eastern Daylight Time zone, but on June 30, 2007 in universal time. Blue moons cannot occur in February, since the Moon's synodic period is 29.531 days, but February is 29 days at its longest (during a leap year).

in, scienceworld.wolfram.com

um grito...


quinta-feira, dezembro 24, 2009

Therefore, each one seeks his half.

(...) He spoke and cut men in two, like a sorb-apple which is halved for pickling, or as you might divide an egg with a hair; and as he cut them one after another, he bade Apollo give the face and the half of the neck a turn in order that man might contemplate the section of himself: he would thus learn a lesson of humility. Apollo was also bidden to heal their wounds and compose their forms. So he gave a turn to the face and pulled the skin from the sides all over that which in our language is called the belly, like the purses which draw tight, and he made one mouth at the centre, which he fastened in a knot (the same which is called the navel); he also moulded the breast and took out most of the wrinkles, much as a shoemaker might smooth leather upon a last; he left a few, however, in the region of the belly and navel, as a memorial of the primeval state. (...)

in, Aristophanes's Speech from Plato's Symposium

quarta-feira, dezembro 23, 2009

updated oldies


side by side with the 'monsters'

Alan Cumming getting some comedy tips from Dario Fo himself.

I had the privilege to stand side by side with comedy and theatre master Dario Fo in Italy (Gubbio, Stª Cristina) during the last week. The words that came from him and his wife - Franca Rame - were of those that inspires one to become better, even if you don't want to do that kind of theatre, or if you don't want to make theatre at all. Just the opportunity to look and listen to someone that talks about their work and life with the same importance breathing has to our existence makes you wonder about what you're really doing here and why do you have to have purposes in your life.
It's not just because he's an important personality to the Theatre History, neither because he's a Nobel Prize winner in Literature, it's just when you hear about a such fulfilled life of both of them you realise you make your path during life and that being stuck in the same place doesn't bring you nothing more than frustration and deception.
This is probably something one has to realise over and over during life, till you're suddently eighty five years old and you have in fact a story to tell...
Comedy is about saying it out loud, and making people laugh about their problems and prejudices; more important if that it concerns a large group of people like humanity itself.

Fermare la diffusione del sapere è uno strumento di controllo per il potere perché conoscere è saper leggere, interpretare, verificare di persona e non fidarsi di quello che ti dicono. La conoscenza ti fa dubitare. Soprattutto del potere. Di ogni potere.
Dario Fo in: la Repubblica, 13 de Junho de 2004

terça-feira, dezembro 22, 2009

the great comeback: April 2010

Till then we just wait... and live, live now...

bearing fruit

Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of a crowd and we feel like we're completely alone. Like if the world was tumbling on us and there's nothing we can do to solve it, and maybe most of the time it's supposed to feel like that.
Up in the plane that brought me from Lisbon to Porto after my stay in Italy (at the PER.FORM.A Workshop) I was thinking about all the experiences I had had during that intense week and looking down to the small lights that slowly disapeared into this big shade of night black that was the sea I remembered the tears and smiles that were with all trough the year and I was glad to realise that moments do repeat if we're opened to receive them.
Our ability to auto-destruction overcomes any power that humans have and it seems like the whole world is focused on that, or at least for me it seams like that... Maybe in 1009 there was a group of friends for which the year was really bad for them and they just could not expect for 1010 to arrive and they hoped it would be a better year than the last one... Maybe in 3009 (going against the predictions that are patent nowadays of 2012) there will be a group of friends that just can't hold it anymore and they'll post it in the virtual communities and feel alone together and crave for the new year to come and bring good events and hope to their existence... This eagerness is adverse to realise that there are people just like us, that someone outthere is feeling just the same, and that somehow we'll meet and overcome this global solitude that apparently disapears when we are exposed to limit experiences in the middle of nowhere surrounded by beautiful landscapes and pure air, and 'nature' gradually starts to bear fruit within your soul, and suddently when your problems seem far away you grow a little more believing that it's worth it.
Maybe this is nothing for people with "real" problems, but just like I once stated here, one's problems are the REAL problems each one has to deal with.

horses and snow

segunda-feira, dezembro 21, 2009

domingo, dezembro 20, 2009


Franca Rame

quinta-feira, dezembro 17, 2009

domingo, dezembro 13, 2009

hold just a minute



A Associação de Desenvolvimento das Regiões do Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, em colaboração com o Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês e a Câmara Municipal de Melgaço, apresentam, no dia 12 de Dezembro de 2009, no auditório da Porta de Lamas de Mouro, a curta-metragem "Raizes", que aborda a pré-história em Castro Laboreiro.
Esta foi produzida no âmbito do Projecto Gestão e Dinamização da Visitação no PNPG, projecto co-financiado pelo Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (ON2), no domínio da Gestão Activa de Espaços Protegidos e Classificados, do objectivo específico Gestão Activa da Rede Natura e da Biodiversidade do Eixo Prioritário III Valorização e Qualificação Ambiental e Territorial.

Convida-se todos os interessados para a apresentação da curta-metragem.

Serão realizadas, no dia 12 de Dezembro de 2009, duas apresentações, uma às 16h00 e outra às 21h00.

A participação na apresentação é gratuita, mas está sujeita a marcação prévia na Associação de Desenvolvimento das Regiões do Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês ou na Porta de Lamas de Mouro.

publicado a 26-10-2009 em www.adere-pg.pt

sábado, dezembro 12, 2009


A commedia dell'arte foi uma forma de teatro popular improvisado, que começou no séc. XV na Itália e se desenvolveu posteriormente na França e que se manteve popular até o séc. XVIII. A “Commedia dell’arte” vem se opor à “Comédia Erudita”, também sendo chamada de “Commedia All’improviso” e “Commedia a Soggetto”. Esta forma ainda sobrevive através de alguns grupos de teatro.

Suas apresentações eram feitas pelas ruas e praças públicas. Ao chegarem à cidade pediam permissão para se apresentar, em suas carroças ou em pequenos palcos improvisados. As companhias de commedia dell’arte eram itinerantes e possuíam uma estrutura de esquema familiar. Seguiam apenas um roteiro, que se denominava “canovacci”, mas possuindo total liberdade de criação; os personagens eram fixos, sendo que muitos atores viviam exclusivamente esses papéis até a sua morte.

retirado de wikipédia


...os sons que produzirem poderão ser escutados simultaneamente em qualquer computador do mundo com ligação à Internet em banda larga. Este será o resultado mais evidente e imediato da inauguração oficial do canal televisivo que a Casa da Música criou na Internet, no endereço www.casadamusica.tv, o qual, a partir daqui, emitirá regular e gratuitamente os concertos desta sala de espectáculos e disponibilizará um conjunto alargado de outros conteúdos.
mais aqui

sexta-feira, dezembro 11, 2009

suspensão...serviço público...

Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper

ensaios para "Jardim Zoológico de Cristal"
por Ao Cabo Teatro, encenação Nuno Cardoso.

The Glass Menagerie (Tennesse Williams)

quinta-feira, dezembro 10, 2009

Gainsbourg and Beck

He only wants to go home



segunda-feira, dezembro 07, 2009

silently missing


It's all about new begginings, about recapturing that youth and the feeling you had when you first met happiness even if it was filled with difficulties and boundaries to overcome.
Being responsable to assemble a group of young people made me think about this "new blood" that is starting now to build new things, that are now facing problems we new and even problems we'll never have to get through...

long weekend

Excerto retirado da obra “O Improviso de Versalhes” de Molière.



(Para Du Croisy)

Vós fazeis o poeta, vós, e deveis encher-vos desse personagem, marcar esse ar pedante que conserva entre o comércio da boa sociedade, esse tom de voz sentencioso, e essa exactidão de pronúncia que apoia sobre todas as sílabas, e não deixa escapar nenhuma letra da mais severa ortografia.

(Para Brécourt)

Para vós, fazeis um honesto homem de corte, como já fizestes na crítica da escola das mulheres, quer dizer que deveis tomar um ar posado, um tom de voz natural, e gesticular o menos que vos for possível.

(Para La Grange)

Para vós, não tenho nada a dizer.

(Para a Menina Béjart)

Vós, representais uma dessas mulheres que, desde que não façam o amor, julgam que tudo o resto lhes é permitido, uma dessas mulheres que se entrincheiram sempre orgulhosamente sobre o seu recato, olham cada um de alto a baixo, e querem que todas as mais belas qualidades que os outros possuem não sejam nada em comparação com uma honra miserável com que ninguém se preocupa. Tende sempre esse carácter perante os olhos, para daí tirar muitas caretas.


quinta-feira, dezembro 03, 2009

Werner Herzog on Theatre Actors

Porque é que não trabalha com actores de teatro?

Às vezes acontece, mas é difícil retirá-los ao mundo da representação teatral, que é completamente diferente. Quando a câmara está apenas a alguns centímetros das caras deles, a mais leve mudança é já de mais e sussurrar a um nível mesmo que mínimamente mais alto é completamente incorrecto e ridículo. Quando vejo filmes percebo imediatamente, mesmo a léguas, se um actor vem do teatro, e não acredito numa só palavra do que diz. E isto demonstra como o teatro se tornou morto, sem vida e desinspirado. Para mim é impossível ver teatro.

in, Sinais de Vida. Werner Herzog e o Cinema.

Werner Herzog

'Heart of Glass' (1976)

listening to: Wes Montgomery

quarta-feira, dezembro 02, 2009

'a sentimental comic ballet'

If Mary Shelley's Frankenstein represents the dark side of the theme of scientist as creator of life, then Coppelia is the light side. If Giselle is a tragedy set in a peasant village, then Coppélia is a comedy in the same setting. The part of Frantz was danced en travesti by Eugénie Fiocre, a convention that pleased the male members of the Jockey-Club de Paris and was retained in Paris until after World War II.

Coppola's "Tetro" is in between the dark side of life and the light side of family issues.

terça-feira, dezembro 01, 2009