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92nd Anniversary Teatro Rivoli

Rita Barbosa

BERTIE

January

2024

Premiere

Fri
19
Sat
20

Sinopse

BERTIE is a networked virtual reality experience for several players-performers. In an apocalyptic virtual environment, polluted by piles of digital garbage and crowded with abandoned characters, the players will have to navigate this techno-melancholic land together while coming across notions of legacy, orphanhood, waste… — Rita Barbosa

empathy

avatars

waste

network

virtuality

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© Kerr Holden

Info sobre horário e bilhetes

Fri

19.01

21:30

Sat

20.01

18:00

Rivoli + Campo Alegre + Gnration

tickets

Aditional info

  • Price 
    Free entry (upon collection of a ticket, on the day of the sessions, from 10:00 am, at the Rivoli ticket office and at BOL)
  • Duration
    1h20

  • Age rating 
    16+
  • Additional information
    Spoken in English with Portuguese subtitles

Acessibilidades do espetáculo

Strobe lights

Author's bio text

Rita Barbosa (1979, Porto) is a director and visual artist with a degree in digital arts, having completed the sound and image course at the Catholic University of Porto (2002). Her artistic practice mostly involves recorded image, but she has also been working in collaboration on creating, writing and visually designing theatre and performance projects. Resorting to disciplinary crossings, she seeks to deconstruct operating processes in her work, looking at art as an aesthetic game.

Note:
This show is presented simultaneously at Rivoli, Campo Alegre and gnration (Braga), based on the idea of a cooperative electronic game (co-op), in which people collaborate to achieve a common goal. The three spaces will share the same narrative, but from different points of view: the audience in each space will follow the behavior of one of the three characters in this game. The people who watch, the characters who play, in three different spaces, come together in a collective experience.

Ficha Técnica

  • Artistic direction
    Rita Barbosa

    Co-created by
    Maria Inês Marques, Rita Barbosa, Rui Lima

    Original idea
    Jorge Quintela, Rui Lima, Rita Barbosa

    Script
    João Abreu, Maria Inês Marques, Rita Barbosa

    Writing support
    Maria Leite

    Translation
    Luís Moreira

    Performed by
    João Abreu, Maria Leite, Catarina Campos Costa

    Voice off
    Annie Kleinhesselink, Camila Kleinhesselink Agante

    Music and sound design
    Jorge Quintela, Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins

    Lighting design
    Cárin Geada

    Screenographer
    Kerr Holden

    Support for scenography and costumes
    Pedro Azevedo

    Virtual reality technical team
    Fábio Fernandes (coordinator and technical director), Rita Maia and Rodrigo Torres (development, VR programming, implementation and streaming), André Silva e César Castro (modelling and 3D animation)

  • Video, light and sound technical team
    NovaLux ColetivoFrancisco Campos, Renato Marinho

    Technical support
    Mariana Leite Soares, Rafael Maia, Bernardo Bourbon and Rúben Gonçalves

    Production
    Nuno Eusébio, Maria Inês Marques

    Social media management and press support
    Raquel Cunha


    Project management
    Pé de Cabra, el-Hey

    Financial management
    António Selas

    Financial support
    Portuguese Republic | Directorate-General for the Arts, Criatório 2022, Portuguese Authors Society/Private Copy Management Association cultural fund

    Co-produced by
    Teatro Municipal do Porto, Circuito – Braga Media Arts Education Service

    Co-production residencies
    CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, O Espaço do Tempo

    Support
    mala voadora, Palmilha Dentada, Casa Brava

    Acknowledgment
    António Selas, Rui Horta, Marco da Silva Ferreira, José Capela, Filipe Agante, Sara Barbosa, Emília Lima

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