Nocturno

Joana Gama and Victor Hugo Pontes

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Nocturne has an original score by João Godinho, where the piano isused not only as a melodic instrument, but also as a vehicle for sounds that are at times enchanting, and at others, terrifying. As a musical genre, the nocturne – a short piano piece characteristic of the romantic period and with a melancholy mood – is the natural source of inspiration.

This piece aims to bridge the gap between the art world and the world of childhood, two realms where the night never ceased to be symbolic, because it never stopped representing the line between what we see and what we don’t see, between what we imagine, what we dream and what we fear.

Nocturne takes inspiration from many possible nights – in a village or in a city, under the stars or in improbable shelters, under the covers in the Arctic Circle, under water in the Caribbean, in a shared room in a large house, or in a bunkbed in a small flat. Different sounds and experiences, with or without stars, but always under the same dark sky.

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Co-creation Joana Gama and Victor Hugo Pontes. Artistic Direction and Set Design Victor Hugo Pontes. Performers Joana Gama, Paulo Mota and Victor Hugo Pontes. Musical Composition João Godinho. Technical Direction and Light Design Wilma Moutinho. Sonoplasty João Godinho and Suse Ribeiro. Sound Design Suse Ribeiro. Stage Machinery Filipe Silva. Production Director Joana Ventura. Production Assistant Mariana Lourenço. Residency Support Centro Cultural Vila Flor. Co-produced by Nome Próprio, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto.Rivoli.CampoAlegre and Centro Cultural de Belém / Fábrica das Artes.


Playing time 40'

Ages 6 to 10 years old


Project financed by the Portuguese government – Ministry of Culture / Arts Department



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