Theatre

 

CLEOPATRA

2017

“Give me my robe, put on my crown. I have
Immortal longings in me. Now no more
The juice of Egypt’s grape shall moist this lip.
Yare, yare, quick: methinks I hear
Antony call.”

 

SALOME

2017

“There is always the possibility of kissing or not kissing! There is the kiss that threatens you. The kiss of a Saint. The kiss of Salome. There is just the kiss. The kiss. The kiss. The kiss. The kiss.”

 

Shakespeare: Books for Survival 

2015

‘I’m here to tell you about your catastrophe, about your blood. And regarding your blood, I know the origin and the trail. There is no greater expert for human blood, even though I have never, in a real way, poured it out with my hands.’

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1Dior 

2015

Be happy, come to “1Dior”, where you can look fashionable! Let yourself be photographed within a fake set of outstanding quality! The performance was created by the artists: Diego Bagagal, Fernando Cardoso and Marta Neves.

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In Praise of Shame

2013

‘In Praise of Shame’ shows Oscar Wilde in delight and a profusion of fragments in the last hour of his life. Silence and sounds. A metronome. Whispers. A ring for Love (that dares not speak its name). Transcendence. Freedom.

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BATA-ME! (POPWITCH)

2013

After ‘The Witch and The Frog – Pop Version’ and ‘POP LOVE’, a new experimental immersion in Pop Art. A neon light cross. A fire in video. A pop witch recites Martin Luther King Jr. alongside Seven sexy killers Dwarfs and a Fairy Drag Godmother.

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Visual Arts

In this section you will find researches on movement, text, painting, art direction and light. Images made by new media, before premiering each work… works in progress. Drafts that in a ‘future’ have turned or will turn into Art.
Études are raw material.

 

Madams

FOUNDED IN 2012 AS A PLACE FOR

EXPERIMENTATION

AND ARTISTIC FRUITION

LONG TERM PROCESSES

THEATRE + PERFORMANCE + VISUAL ART + MUSIC + LITERATURE

 

MADAME TEATRO

 

MADAME TEATRO is an artistic platform founded in 2012 in Belo Horizonte by the artists Diego Bagagal and Martim Dinis, aiming to be a platform for authorial works, collaborative artistic experiences and long-term processes that can originate in interdisciplinary and multicultural performing works, especially bringing international and local artists together.

MADAME TEATRO has received international recognition such as the invitation to join the official programme of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in Australia, the Festival Internacional de Caracas in 2014, and the selection of Brazil WorldCup – Cultura 2014. Since its foundation, the group also received the awards ‘Prêmio Cena Minas’ and ‘CenaMúsica’.

Recently the show ‘Shakespeare: Books for Survival’ was invited by British Council to be performed at the Shakespeare House, during the programme of ‘Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty’, FLIP 2016. And later invited to the Almagro Off 2016 festival, in Spain.

This platform of dialogue and artistic creation – MADAME TEATRO – is based in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

 

DIEGO BAGAGAL | Artistic Director

Diego is a Brazilian awarded artist, co-founder and artistic director of MADAME TEATRO. Recently he was curator of the International Theatre Festival of Belo Horizonte, FIT-BH 2016.

He holds a post-graduate certification in ‘Creating Theatre and Performance’ at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). In 2011, he was considered a New Talent and Artist Revelation by the magazine Encontro: Brazilians of 2010 (publication 01/2011).

 

MARTIM DINIS | general COORDINATOR

He is co-founder and the international coordinator of MADAME TEATRO. Alongside he has coordinated the International Relations of the International Theatre Festival of Belo Horizonte, FIT-BH, from 2012 to 2015.

He holds a degree in ‘Mechanical Engineering’ and a post-graduate level course in ‘Creating Theatre and Performance’ at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).

He also paints and is responsible for the MADAME Atelier.

 

Collaborators

Juli Azevedo | international relations

Juli collaborates at MADAME as an international relations. She’s also translator/interpreter and field producer for events with activities in the cultural market, translation and consecutive interpretation at workshops, forums and seminars since 2006.

Chico Neves | musical producer

Chico was cocreator of “Salome” where he did the original soundtrack. During his career he has produced records from O Rappa (Lado B Lado A), Lenine (O Dia em que Faremos Contato), Skank (Maquinarama, Carrossel), Paralamas do Sucesso (Hey Na Na), Los Hermanos (Bloco do Eu Sozinho), Nando Reis (Sim Não), Lo Borges Oficial (Meu Filme), among others.

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Allan Calisto | Technical Coordinator

Allan is the technical coordinator of MADAME since 2013. He designed and operates the lighting of ‘Shakespeare: Books for Survival’ and he’s creating the lighting for ‘Salome’. He’s also manages several cultural events in Belo Horizonte.

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Lucas Costa | Actor

Lucas has been collaborating with MADAME since 2012 and was in the creation of ‘BATA-ME! (Popwitch)’. He’s an actor and a psychologist.

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Débora de Oliveira | Visual Artist

Débora has been collaborating with MADAME since 2013 in the video creations of ‘BATA-ME! (Popwitch)’ and ‘Shakespeare: Books for Survival’, as well was responsible for the production. Débora is an awarded film director with a few short films in the Festivals circuit.

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Ralph Antunes | Visual Artist

Ralph has been collaborating with MADAME since 2013 in the video creations of ‘BATA-ME! (Popwitch)’ and ‘Shakespeare: Books for Survival’, creating and operating them in the shows. He’s also and editor and assistant of well-known film directors.

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Mickaël de Oliveira | Dramaturg

Mickaël collaborates with MADAME since 2015, when he wrote the text for ‘Shakespeare: Books for Survival’ and he’ now creating the dramaturgy for ‘Salome’. He’s artistic director of ‘Festival Encontros de Novas Dramaturgias Contemporâneas’ and co-founder of Colectivo 84 in Portugal.

Sofia Marques ferreira | Visual Artist

Sofia was at the artistic residency at ‘O Espaço do Tempo’ in Portugal, where together with Mickael and Diego, initiated the creation process of ‘Salome’. Sofia is a researcher at ‘Gabinete de Estudos Culturais, Artes Performativas e Audiovisual’ of Lisbon University, where shes exhibits and collaborates with cultural organisations.

Welcome!
Some metrics

133.928

of research hours

797.552

of experimentation hours

3.214

of foolish chats

6.350

of laughing at the mistakes

31

of days perfecting the raw material

=47 MINUTES OF A SHOW            

 

Space

 

We are building a bridge for exchanges between artists, curators, producers and art managers.

MADAME TEATRO aims to build a bridge for exchanges between artists and art managers, works in process, fostering creative encounters and dialogues for future partnerships. Especially, having MADAME TEATRO space to host and welcome the intercultural dialogue.

Our space is located in Belo Horizonte, which is the sixth largest city in Brazil, and is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais with a population of 2,500,000.

The space has a creative area of 80m² plus a Office room, a toilette, a kitchenette and nice balcony.
It is a space that welcomes diverse artistic languages such as performing arts, fine arts, video, music and also the combination among those territories.
It is also a place for immaterial curatorial works.

Write to us: info@madameteatro.com