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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2020

7th Edtion of Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival | POSTPONED

Given the undeniable uncertainty regarding the current and coming months’ situation, caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Teatro da Didascália, together with the co-producing municipalities of the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival – Barcelos, Braga, Famalicão and Guimarães and Quadrilátero Association, is forced to postpone the festival’s 7th edition, initially scheduled for this year’s 22nd to 25th of July.
This year, for everyone’s safety, our meeting point has been barred. The public space where we intervene and that every year encourages us to look for new ways to subvert it, needs to be secluded for a while, to enter its fallow period. We shall let it rest and prepare the future ground where we can sow the seeds for the challenging times ahead.
Teatro da Didascália, together with companies and artists scheduled for 2020, will do everything to reschedule their performances in 2021. In the coming months, along with our partners, we will continue to prepare the 7th edition of the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival, which will take place between the 21st and 24th of July 2021. For now you will not find us outside, but we will be here, just a click away.

Artistic Direction
Bruno Martins
Programme and Direction
Bruno Martins e Cláudia Berkeley
Production Direction
Marta Lima
Technical Direction
Valter Alves
zOOM: Ver Melhor Coordination ​
Vera Santos
Production Assistent
Raquel Passos
Graphic Design
Rui Verde
Press
Sara Rosa Oliveira
Organization
Teatro da Didascália
Co-production
Município de Barcelos
Município de Braga
Município de Guimarães
Município de Vila Nova de Famalicão

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2019

For the sixth edition, the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival transforms a triangle into a quadrilateral. It is not illusionism nor a trick of juggling. It is the result of a deep work that the Teatro da Didascália has developed over the last years with the cities of Braga, Famalicão and Guimarães, which now joins the city of Barcelos, putting this great urban network of the region of Minho to think of together in the contemporary circus. It is a Festival that is set in a region made up of cities with such distinct cultural routes, that embraces this diversity and puts it to speak with a single voice when we speak of circus. It is a festival that takes place in a regional context so rich artistically, through its agents, equipment, heritage and cultural events, which can be affirmed as the second cultural center of the country just after the capital. It is a Festival that, due to the privileged context in which it is inscribed, can not be alien to the construction of an artistic program that lives up to the high standards of excellence established in an increasingly cosmopolitan region. The program we are presenting this year translates all this and more into an agenda full of proposals that reflect the freshness of the best of what ́s being produced nationally and internationally at the contemporary circus level.
Over four days of intense programming simultaneously in the four cities, there will be plenty to see, hear and experience in more than 40 public activities – 28 performances of the 13 programmed shows, including 3 world premieres and 6 national premieres, and a series of parallel activities consisting of 3 training workshops for the general public, 1 creation laboratory for contemporary circus dedicated exclusively for students and professionals of the performing arts, 1 showcase for national and international programmers and 1 debate on artistic cooperation networks.
This year’s edition stands out for its diversity. A program rich in latitudes and a renewed approach brought to the contemporary circus promoted by these different geographies. We first received the Australian acrobats from the Company Gravity & Other Myths, which opens the Festival with the show A Simple Space, and the Sigma show of the English Company Gandini Juggling, which brings us a piece of juggling performed by jugglers of English and Indian origin, in a cultural mix that crosses the traditional Indian dances with juggling and confirms the idea that Brexit is nothing more than a great misunderstanding.
After last year’s edition, we attributed our first Creative Scholarship to Elvis Mendes, INAC’s final student, this year the Festival will be hosting its first ever show, a result of its creation grant – Fábrica da Mentira.
Attending to the increasing presence of professionals who travel to the region during the Festival, we invite the circus director Roberto Magro to lead a Creative Circus Laboratory, which for three days will share its experience in a training action directed at artists and students of performative arts.
This year even the “Galo de Barcelos” (Cock of Barcelos) will appear. Join us too in this circus party.

​Bruno Martins ​| Artistic Director Vaudeville Rendez-Vous Internacional Festival
Artistic Direction ​
Bruno Martins
Programming & Direction ​
Bruno Martins e Cláudia Berkeley
Production Directior ​
Marta Lima
Technical Directior ​
Valter Alves
Parallel Activities Coordinatior
​Vera Santos
Production Assistant
Raquel Passos
Graphic Design ​
Rui Verde
Photography & Video ​
Os Fredericos
Press
​Central de Informação
Organization
​Teatro da Didascália
Co-production
​Município de Barcelos
Município de Braga
Município de Guimarães
Município de Vila Nova de Famalicão

OFICINA – MANIPULAÇÃO DE OBJETOS

July 25, 2019

Praça Municipal – Braga

25 JUL 10h – 13h Praça Municipal – Braga 26 JUL 10h – 13h Praça D. Maria II – V. N. Famalicão 26 JUL 15h – 18h Campo 5 de Outubro [...]

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SHOWCASE*

July 26, 2019

Theatro Gil Vicente | Barcelos

Continuing with the work of internationalization of the Festival started in its previous editions, in this Showcase we intend to show and promote, [...]

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DEBATE: ARTISTIC COOPERATION NETWORKS, FROM MICRO TO MACRO

July 27, 2019

​​Casa do Território | VN Famalicão

At the sixth edition of the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival, we can finally state that this is a truly regional project, which [...]

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WORKSHOP – BALANCE

July 25, 2019

Jardim do Paço dos Duques – Guimarães

25 JUL 10h – 13h Jardim do Paço dos Duques – Guimarães 26 JUL 10h – 13h Praça Municipal – Braga 27 JUL 10h – 13h Praça D. Maria [...]

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OFICINA- ACROBACIA AÉREA

July 25, 2019

Praça D. Maria II – V. N. Famalicão

25 JUL 10h – 13h Praça D. Maria II – V. N. Famalicão 25 JUL 15h – 18h Campo 5 de Outubro – Barcelos 26 JUL 10h – 13h Jardim do [...]

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Creation Laboratory for Contemporary Circus*

July 22, 2019

INAC – VN Famalicão

*aimed at students and professionals of performing arts | inscription required and limited to 10 participants 22/23/24 JUL . ​09:00 – 11:00​ [...]

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BEFORE THE RAIN

July 25, 2019

​Largo da Condessa do Juncal – Guimarães

INAC | Portugal 25 JUL . ​22:00​ ​Largo da Condessa do Juncal – Guimarães 27 JUL . ​22:00​ ​Praça  Municipal | Braga aprox. [...]

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UM BELO DIA

July 27, 2019

​Largo da Porta Nova – Torre | Barcelos

Dulce Duca | Portugal / Espanha 27 JUL . ​11:00​ ​Largo da Porta Nova – Torre | Barcelos aprox. 30 min. | M/3 UM BELO DIA (A [...]

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ANGUSTUS

July 26, 2019

Praça D. Maria II – Topo sul (Jardins) | VN Famalicão

Jonathan Frau & Jorge Lix | Portugal / França 26 JUL . ​19:00​ ​Praça D. Maria II – Topo sul (Jardins) | VN Famalicão 27 JUL . [...]

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BAL TRAP

July 26, 2019

Praça Municipal | Braga

La Contrabande | França 26 JUL . ​22:00​ ​Praça  Municipal | Braga 27 JUL . ​22:00 ​Praça D. Maria II – Topo norte | VN [...]

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FURIEUSE TENDRESSE

July 25, 2019

P​arque da Juventude | ​Vila Nova de Famalicão

Cirque Exalté | França 25 JUL.​ 22:00​ P​arque da Juventude | ​Vila Nova de Famalicão 26 JUL . ​22:00​ ​Praceta Francisco Sá [...]

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PELAT

July 25, 2019

Praça Dona Maria II ​- Topo sul (Jardins) ​| Vila Nova de Famalicão

Joan Català | Espanha 25 JUL . ​19:00 ​Praça Dona Maria II ​- Topo sul (Jardins) ​| Vila Nova de Famalicão 26 JUL . ​19:00​ [...]

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BELLY OF THE WHALE

July 25, 2019

Praça Municipal | Braga

Ockham’s Razor | UK 25 JUL . ​19:00 ​Praça  Municipal | Braga 27 JUL . ​11:00 ​Parque da Juventude | VN Famalicão aprox. 40 [...]

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SIGMA

July 25, 2019

​Praça Municipal | Braga

Gandini Juggling | UK 25 JUL . ​22:00 ​Praça  Municipal | Braga 27 JUL . ​22:00 ​Largo Condessa do Juncal | Guimarães aprox. 50 [...]

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ZOOG

July 25, 2019

Largo de Donães | Guimarães

Amir and Hemda | França/Espanha/Suécia 25 JUL . ​19:00 ​Largo de Donães | Guimarães 26 JUL . ​19:00​ L​argo da Porta Nova – [...]

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A FÁBRICA DA MENTIRA

July 25, 2019

Largo da Porta Nova – Chafariz | Barcelos

Elvis Mendes * | Portugal *winner of the 1st creation scholarship Vaudeville Rendez-Vous Co-prodution | World Premiere 25 JUL . ​22:00 [...]

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CHÁ DAS CINCO

July 25, 2019 7:00 pm

L​argo da Porta Nova – Torre​ | Barcelos

Coração nas Mãos | Portugal 25 JUL . ​19:00​ L​argo da Porta Nova – Torre​ | Barcelos 26 JUL .​ 19:00​ Praça  Municipal | [...]

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A SIMPLE SPACE | Gravity & Other Myths

July 24, 2019 10:00 pm

Largo da Porta Nova – Chafariz | Barcelos

Austrália | Estreia Nacional 24 JUL ​22h​ ​Largo da Porta Nova – Chafariz | Barcelos 26 JUL ​22h​ L​argo Condessa do Juncal|​ [...]

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2018

Five editions is still halfway to a round number. The round numbers have a certain tendency to make us walk in circles: like wanting to move forward with our eyes still looking to the beginning of the path. The round numbers always remind me of a circus arena. But we are still in the middle of this enigmatic place and that’s why these five editions of Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival make us analyze the present with a broader look at the territory and the consequences of a project that has, still, a long way to go.
The region has been witnessing in the last years a strong dynamics related to the Contemporary Circus that, in an unusual national level, gathers a systematic thinking on this language, demonstrated in the regular circus’ programming by its main theaters (Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Centro Cultural Vila Flor and Theatro Circo) and a privileged context in terms of training, with the creation, in 2017, of a circus specialization course by INAC – National Institute of Circus Arts. In 2018, this same Institute, in partnership with ACE – Contemporary Academy of Performing Arts, developed in Famalicão the first professional circus course in the Northern Region, and the second of its kind in the country. Thus, an important circle of a value chain closes up and places the region at the centre of the Contemporary Circus’ development in Portugal.
Four years after its first edition, the context is more and more stimulating and the Festival’s action increasingly relevant. Teatro da Didascália, together with the co-producing municipalities of the festival – Braga, Guimarães and Vila Nova de Famalicão – are in the middle of this circle. We return to the round numbers. We return to the circus.
Over four days of intense programming, the festival will make 21 presentations of the 10 programmed shows; among them, 3 co-productions in absolute premiere and 4 national premieres.
In this edition, we continue to co-produce the final project of the students of the 1st year of the circus specialization course of INAC, the show “Esboço para Paraísos (Sketch for Paradises)”, maintaining the strong partnership the Festival has been building with this training organization. Also noteworthy are the co-productions with Oliveira & Bachtler with its show “Kadok”, and the co-production with Radar 360º, which premieres in the Festival the third act of “Arquétipo (Archetype)”.
Training and awareness-raising activities
In order to turn the cities upside down, for three days the Festival community will be able to take in an initiatory journey through the three essential pillars of the circus – juggling, balance and aerial acrobatics – through the various workshops that will take place in the three cities, opening these languages ​​for curious people of all ages.
Focusing on the new artists that are beginning to emerge in the national context and looking at those that are starting their career due to a favorable conjuncture in the regional context with the creation of the mentioned circus’ training courses, we propose a debate on the theme “What to do with this new wave?”, as a starting point for a reflection that is urgent between emerging creators and labour market.
Internationalization
Continuing with the work of internationalization of the Festival started in its previous editions, we will have four international programming institutions linked to the Contemporary Circus programming. This will allow a privileged networking opportunity between international programmers and national artists showed at the Festival. So, the 3rd edition of the “Showcase” will enable artists to promote their projects more closely and informally amongst the invited programmers: Thomas Renaud – Maison des Jonglages (France), Steven De Jonge – Miramiro Festival (Belgium), Alfred Konijnenbelt – Spoffin Festival (Holland) and Isabel Joly – FEDEC – European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (France).
There is so much to see, discuss and experience. Shows that occupy the streets and confront the heritage of the three cities: museums, galleries and monuments that, through the parallel programme – “Visit as Well” – open its doors to the Festival audiences.
In July, there is a Festival that revolutionizes the daily life of cities.

Artistic Direction
Bruno Martins
Programming & Direction
Bruno Martins e Cláudia Berkeley
Production Direction
Jonathan da Costa
Technical Direction
Valter Alves
Parallel Activities Coordination
Patrícia Amaral
Production Assistants
Joana Mont’Alverne, Mariana Dixe
Technical Assistant
Cárin Geada
Technical Team
Eduardo Pousa, Hélio Pereira, Igor Pittella, João Abreu, João Teixeira, Miguel Dias
Graphic Design
Rui Verde
Photography & Video
Os Fredericos
Press
Central de Informação
Organization
Teatro da Didascália
Co-production
Município de Braga, Município de Guimarães, Município de Vila Nova de Famalicão

DEBATE – WHAT TO DO WITH THIS NEW WAVE?

July 28, 2018

GNRation | Braga

28 JUL 16h  GNRation | Braga Focusing on the new artists that are beginning to emerge in the national context and looking at those that are [...]

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SHOWCASE*

July 27, 2018

CIAJG (Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães) | Guimarães

27 JUL 11h CIAJG (Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães) | Guimarães* Continuing with the work of internationalization of the [...]

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OFICINA – MANIPULAÇÃO DE OBJETOS

July 26, 2018

Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães

26 JUL 10h – 13h Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães 27 JUL 10h – 13h Avenida Central | Braga 28 JUL 14h – 17h Praça D. Maria II | [...]

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WORKSHOP – BALANCE

July 26, 2018

Praça D. Maria II | VN Famalicão

26 JUL 10h – 13h Praça D. Maria II | VN Famalicão 27 JUL 10h – 13h Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães 28 JUL 14h – 17h Avenida [...]

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WORKSHOP – AERIAL ACROBATICS

July 26, 2018

Avenida Central | Braga

26 JUL 10h – 13h Avenida Central | Braga 27 JUL 10h – 13h Praça D. Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão 28 JUL 14h – 17h Jardim do Paço [...]

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…SODADE…

July 28, 2018

Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães

28 JUL  22h Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães   “Every stormy evening, an old man, exiled for a long time, approaches the seaside. [...]

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DAME DU CIRQUE | TROPOSFERA.XYZ

July 28, 2018

Largo D. João Peculiar | Braga

28 JUL  11h Largo D. João Peculiar | Braga   “You stick an axe on the ice, catch some air, breathe, continue to climb. You are alone with [...]

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SAUT | LE COLLETIF BIGBINÔME

July 27, 2018

Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão

27 JUL  19h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão 28 JUL  19h Largo de Donães | Guimarães   ”A show of “seaux”, [...]

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ESBOÇO PARA PARAÍSOS | INAC

July 26, 2018

Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão

26 JUL  22h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão 28 JUL 19h Largo do Paço | Braga   “Sketch for paradises is an attempt to [...]

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KADOK | OLIVEIRA & BACHTLER

July 26, 2018

Largo Condessa do Juncal | Guimarães

26 JUL  22h Largo Condessa do Juncal | Guimarães 27 JUL  22h Rossio da Sé |Braga 28 JUL  19h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de [...]

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BOAT- TRANSE POÉTIQUE | HORS SURFACE

July 26, 2018

Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão

26 JUL  19h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão 28 JUL  11h Jardim do Paço dos Duques  | Guimarães   ”Step by step on his [...]

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PHASMES

July 26, 2018

Jardim do Paço dos Duques | Guimarães

26 JUL 19h Jardim do Paço dos Duques  | Guimarães 27 JUL 19h Largo D. João Peculiar  | Braga   “Phasmes : Sensuous and disturbing, [...]

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FLAQUE | DEFRACTO

July 26, 2018

Rossio da Sé | Braga

26 JUL  22h Rossio da Sé | Braga 27 JUL  22h Largo da Oliveira | Guimarães 28 JUL  22h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de [...]

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ARQUÉTIPO – ACTO III | RADAR 360

July 26, 2018

Avenida Central | Braga

26 JUL  19h Avenida Central | Braga 27 JUL  19h Largo de Donães | Guimarães 28 JUL  11h Parque da Juventude | Vila Nova de [...]

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SOMOS | EL NUCLEO

July 25, 2019

Rossio da Sé | Braga

25 JUL  22h Rossio da Sé | Braga 27 JUL  22h Praça Dona Maria II | Vila Nova de Famalicão   “Questions concerning social [...]

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2017

The Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival is now in its 4th edition with a rich and vibrant artistic programme, organised by Teatro da Didascália, which is putting the cities of Braga, Guimarães and Vila Nova de Famalicão in the centre of the development of, and reflection on, the contemporary circus.
This festival is the biggest and most influential contemporary circus festival in the North region, and it welcomes, for four consecutive days, 21 presentations of the ten programmed shows, among which are two co-productions in absolut premiere and six national premières.
This year’s edition presents artistic proposals that point to finding new forms, and reinvent the aesthetic patterns that we usually link to circuses, through hybrid shows, which subvert the traditional apparatus and techniques in an innovative way.
Some of these provocative works come to us by the hand of four laureate projects by one of the most important international platforms for the support and monitoring of emerging artists in the field of contemporary circus – CircusNext. Teatro da Didascália is an associated partner of this international platform, which is co-organised by Centro Cultural Vila Flor.
Under the scope of the work that the Festival has been doing in supporting the development and internationalisation of the contemporary circus in Portugal, we are promoting for the first time a cross-border co-production in partnership with the Italian association Sarabanda, where three Portuguese performers participate under the direction of Boris Vecchio. The show Sentido will be developed in-residence for the Festival, where it will make its world première. It will then tour in Turin and Genoa, Italy.
An additional highlight is the presentation of Demudar, another of the Festival’s co-productions, with the artistic direction of Hugo Oliveira and performed by the first-year students of INAC – Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo (National Institute of Circus Arts). This is the first result of a strong collaboration between the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival and INAC, a training structure in the area of circus arts that has recently been implemented in the North of the country.
Workshops and Awareness Sessions
Alongside the presentations, the festival promotes a series of workshops with the aim of raising the awareness of the local community about the complexity of circus languages. Three workshops will be held, one for each of the three main pillars of circus arts: juggling, balance and aerial acrobatics.
Still under the scope of parallel actions, it is important to highlight the 2nd edition of Cabaret Showcase, a moment that we consider to be essential for the continuity of the work we have been developing in promoting and disseminating national artists, together with Portuguese and international programme makers.
Wanting to raise awareness for the new forms of supporting the contemporary circus, we are holding a debate to look at the panorama of the different support models developed by the five guest institutions of this 4th edition – La Central Del Circ (Barcelona), Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque (Marseille), Circus Centrum (Gent), CircusNext (Europe) and Circus City (Bristol).
Inhabit the City
Taking advantage of the rich cultural heritage of the three cities involved, we have challenged the audience to visit the cultural facilities of this territory, through the Visite Também (Also Visit) programme, with several suggestions associated with each presentation.
July is ever more a synonym of circus in the streets and squares of this triangle where, for two editions now, this International Contemporary Circus Festival has been balancing itself.
Come out into the streets and experience your city upside down!

Artistic Direction
Bruno Martins
Programme and Direction
Bruno Martins e Cláudia Berkeley
Production Direction
Mariana Vitale
Technical Direction
Valter Alves
Graphic Design
Rui Verde
Photography and Video
Os Fredericos
Translation
Susana Ferreira
Press
Central de Informação
Organization
Teatro da Didascália
Co-production
Município de Braga
Município de Guimarães
Município de Vila Nova de Famalicão

WORKSHOP- BALANCE

July 27, 2017

V. N. Famalicão

27/jul 10h – 13h V. N. Famalicão 28/jul 10h – 13h Guimarães 29/jul 14h – 17h Braga Máximo de participantes por oficina em cada [...]

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WORKSHOP- JUGGLING – HANDLING APPARATUS

July 27, 2017

Guimarães

27/jul 10h – 13h  Guimarães 28/jul 10h – 13h  Braga 29/jul 14h – 17h  V. N. Famalicão Maximum number of participants per workshop [...]

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WORKSHOP- AEREAL ACROBATICS

July 27, 2017

Braga

27/jul 10h – 13h Braga 28/jul 10h – 13h V. N. Famalicão 29/jul 14h – 17h  Guimarães Maximum number of participants per workshop in [...]

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inTarsi

July 29, 2017

Rossio da Sé | Braga

Construct and deconstruct, to not fall or let fall, transform and re-transform… Four acrobats, between prowess and madness, take us through a [...]

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DEBATE

July 29, 2017

CCVF | Guimarães

This debate aims to reflect upon the different support models to the creation of contemporary circus promoted by the various European institutions [...]

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SENTIDO

July 28, 2017

Largo Condessa do Juncal | Guimarães

28/jul 22h Largo Condessa do Juncal | Guimarães 29/Jul 19h Largo do Paço | Braga In human activities, alive and beautiful, the sense of [...]

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CONTIGO

July 28, 2017

Largo da Oliveira | Guimarães

28/jul 19h Largo da Oliveira | Guimarães 29/jul 11h Parque da Juventude | V. N. Famalicão Two Portuguese artists, João Paulo P. Dos Santos, [...]

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SHOWCASE

July 28, 2017

Braga

28/jul 10h – 13h Braga Favouring the direct contact between artists and programmers, this Showcase aims to show and promote, amongst national [...]

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PERPETUUM MOBILE

July 27, 2017

Praça D. Maria II (topo norte) | V. N. Famalicão

27/jul 22h Praça D. Maria II (topo norte) | V. N. Famalicão Aesthetic and creative, Perpetuum Mobile plunges the spectator into a visual [...]

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EX- AEQUO

July 27, 2017

Parque da Juventude | V. N. Famalicão

27/jul 19h Parque da Juventude | V. N. Famalicão 28/jul 19h Largo S. João Souto | Braga 29/jul 11h Jardim do Paço dos Duques de Bragança | [...]

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DEMUDAR

July 27, 2017

Rossio da Sé | Braga

27/jul 22h Rossio da Sé | Braga 29/jul 22h Largo da Oliveira | Guimarães In the space there are bodies, bodies that unfold into the [...]

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PITI PETA HOFEN SHOW

July 28, 2017

Rossio da Sé | Braga

27/jul 22h Largo da Oliveira | Guimarães 28/jul 22h Rossio da Sé | Braga 29/jul 19h Parque da Juventude | V. N. Famalicão Extreme poetry [...]

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E-NXADA

July 27, 2017

Largo de Donães | Guimarães

27/jul 19h Largo de Donães | Guimarães 28/jul 19h Jardim D. Maria II (topo sul) | V. N. Famalicão 29/jul 11h Largo S. João Souto | [...]

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LANDSCAPE(s) #1

July 27, 2017

Avenida da Liberdade | Braga

27/jul 19h Avenida da Liberdade | Braga 28/jul 22h Parque da Juventude | V. N. Famalicão 29/jul 19h Jardim do Paço dos Duques de Bragança | [...]

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FACE NORD

July 26, 2017

Praça D. Maria II (topo norte) | V. N. Famalicão

26/jul 22h Praça D. Maria II (topo norte) | V. N. Famalicão The acrobat does not stop testing the limits of his own body, pushing it into a [...]

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2016

The 3rd edition of the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival presents this year with redoubled force, we can even say triplicated. The number 3 wins a special importance in this 3rd edition of the festival. The number 3, famous for its symbolic character of unity and balance, also symbolizes here the joint effort and strategy of the three cities that host and coproduce along with the Teatro da Didascália, this 3rd edition: Braga, Guimarães, Vila Nova de Famalicão.
This joint campaign is a reflection of a strong cultural commitment, in a concerned territory that wants to add to their vast historical and cultural heritage a programming thought for the public space, able to differentiate itself for its specificity and artistic quality, following what is the emergence of a new and increasingly vibrant and promising national production in the field of street arts and contemporary circus.
In this 3rd edition, the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival presents itself as the largest and most important street arts and contemporary circus festival in the northern region of the country, hosting some of the most representative projects of national and international scene over 9 consecutive days, a total of 18 performances of 12 shows, including 2 co-productions in absolut première and 6 national premieres.
Note that the festival will also schedule some of the national artists, emerging and consolidated, more relevant in these areas, continuing the work that has been developing in an appreciation of national creation in the areas of contemporary circus, physical theater and transdisciplinary ways.

To live and dialogue with the city
Beyond a programm with nightly shows, we will make an appeal to the public so that it will came to live and think the city in the late afternoon, where we will present a series of spectacles which are directed to all audiences. The shows scheduled in these areas intend to project in the audience, new perspectives on the urban landscape of the cities and the relationship between its cultural and architectural heritage with contemporary performing arts. Parallel to the presentation of performances, the festival program also invites the public to visit and experience the museums and other cultural equipment of the 3 cities, knowing the vast heritage of this territory.

Training and Parellel Actions
In order to improve the critical sense of the public and to establish a common vocabulary between the artists and the surrounding community, the festival promotes a series of workshops by creators programmed in the festival. We believe that the promotion of these workshops is crucial to a better understanding of the complexity of performing arts related to the public space, contributing simultaneously for a process of growth and improvement of artistic excellence, able to meet the expectations of an audience which is each time more demanding.
Taking advantage of the unique opportunity that the festival offers of sharing and cross between the different creators and programmers present at the festival, we will organise a set of parallel actions such as debates, showcases and round tables, which aim to contribute to the reflection and enrichment of the discourse linked to the languages of circus and street arts. These meetings prove to be of enormous importance for artists, constituting a privileged space in sharing of frustrations, desires and ideas, helping to redefine common strategies for the future.
The circus came to town(s)!

Artistic Direction
Bruno Martins
Programme and General Direction
Bruno Martins, Cláudia Berkeley
Production Direction
Ludmila Teixeira
Technical Direction
Valter Alves
Communication Design
Video and Photography
Visual Kitchen
Press
Central de Informação
Organization
Teatro da Didascália
Co-production
Braga City Council;
Guimarães City Council;
Vila Nova de Famalicão City Council;
Acknowledgements
A Oficina / CCVF; Álvaro Santos; Boris Vecchio;
Bruno Carvalho; Cia Radar 360; Claudia Leite; Daniel Lima;
Edgar Ferreira; Fernando Oliveira Viana; Francisco Jorge;
Frederico Queiroz; Giacomo Scalisi; Isabel Pinho; Isaura Costa;
Jorge Rui Martins; José Agostinho; José Bastos; Junior Perim;
Luísa Moreira; Lídia Dias; Nelson Pereira; Paula Garcia; Paulo Brandão;
Ricardo Carneiro; Rui Torrinha; Sílvia Faria e Vinicius Daumas

A CORPS PERDUS

Our characters are inevitably thrown into a world they try to shape in order to escape from a bleak reality to reach their highest and profound [...]

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TRANSPORTADORES

They are contemporary nomads! Passengers of their own travels. They build abstract narratives from poetic and ephemeral paths and space. Along [...]

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ARREMESSO

Arremesso is inspired on the years of practice in solitude and self-learning that Filipe Caldeira did with traditional objects like juggling balls. [...]

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POZZO

Strangely surreal, an interpreter unfolds into diferent characters in a performance that emphasizes research on the contemporary clown and mask work, [...]

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FIO DE PRUMO

Two jugglers and an aereal acrobat in an industrial environment enhanced by the sound of machines and dust of the bricks. Cross between juggling [...]

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WORKSHOP – RADAR 360

WORKSHOP – RADAR 360 An exploratory activity where the public are challenged to create an expansive scenography from the themes explored in the [...]

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INSEKTO

Street Theatre based on Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. A Physical, Visual, Non-verbal show, with an original soundtrack, also resorting to [...]

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TAUROMÁQUINA

Two men and one machine uncover the contrasts of iron and flesh in a game between the body versus the machine. A dance of mechanical and human [...]

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L´EFFET ESCARGOT

What to do with skis on a circus? With balls, a table and three drawers? With four pieces of wood? It is in its own way that the fledgling company [...]

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RESILIÊNCIA

“Capacity of a body to recover its original shape after suffering shock or deformation.” Regaining your form? Original one? On the other hand, [...]

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POTTED

The Potted project is based on the premise of artistic innovation. The four members of the company come together with the interest of creating a [...]

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CABARET SHOWCASE

Favouring a direct contact between artists and programmers in the 1st “Cabaret Showcase” we intend to show to the national and international [...]

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TANGRAM

She gives him the cold shoulder. He pushes her away. Yet both would rather passionately embrace. Love is at once heaven and hell. Complex, sexy, and [...]

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DEBATE – THE CIRCUS AND ITS SOCIAL CIRCLES

This will be a debate where we will deepen the role of the circus and the social work that some projects related to this language exercised and/or [...]

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WORKSHOP – ERVA DANINHA

The contemporary circus has artistic and creative potential. It brings us a more direct visual communication without language barriers where we are [...]

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OFICINA – UMPOR1

What would be the original shape of the circus? Filled with all the practice experienced in the process of creation of this show, the resilient [...]

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TIPPING POINT

Tipping Point is set in a round stage with the audience drawn in close to the action. The five performers are transforming simple metal poles into a [...]

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2015

The Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival invades the urban centre of Vila Nova de Famalicão again with theatre and circus shows, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and cinema sessions with breakfast, in an intense weekend with a programme for all audiences.
The festival starts with the première in Portugal of the Spanish circus company Atempo Circ, continuing all through the weekend with shows from the Nuvem Voadora, Peripécia Teatro, Rei Sem Roupa companies and with the première of the vertical dance show from UMPOR1 company.
The programme includes, as in the previous year and aiming to keep an increasingly deeper relationship with the city’s artistic institutions, exhibitions, concerts and cinema sessions, developed in collaboration with institutions like Casa Ao Lado – School of Plastic Arts, Arteduca – V. N. de Famalicão Conservatory of Music, and Joane Cineclube.
The festival’s programme, completing its second edition this year, focuses on the physical theatre and circus languages. With a programme taking place mainly in the urban area of V. N. de Famalicão, it looks for a dialogue between arts and the public space, helping to think and change the way we sense the everyday urban life.
It is often essential to put ourselves “upside down” to better understand life and the world. The “world is upside down”! Who better than a trapeze artist or a clown to help us understand that world?

Artistic Direction: Bruno Martins
Programme and production: Bruno Martins and Cláudia Berkeley
Support for production: António Alves Vieira
Technical team: Valter Alves (direction); Nuno Tomás; Filipe Cardu
Graphic design: Beatsly Beast
Photography and video: Mário Macedo and Indian Productions
Acknowledgements:
Nelson Pereira; Ricardo Carneiro; Edgar Ferreira; João Teixeira; Luísa Moreira; Maria de Lurdes Martins; Fundação Cupertino de Miranda; António Gonçalves; Peripécia Teatro

(CON)SUMO DE LARANJA

This clown has it all, but he is alone, stick in his aquarium. He lives the solitude of the glass walls that separate him from the real world. He [...]

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CINEMA WITH BREAKFAST- GO WEST

The Marx brothers go west, a place full of sun, laughter, troubles and greedy land thieves. Some of the high notes of this comedy classic include the [...]

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DEAL

Deal (agreement, arrangement) is an everyday life action in the world. It is the result of human interactions that can reveal who we really are. In [...]

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A CASA AO LADO – ESCOLA DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS

Participants: Conceição Leite, Adelaide Sousa, Aida Ribeiro, Emília Pereira, Conceição Cunha, Dolores Ferreira, João Teixeira, Bruno [...]

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EXHIBITION | CIRCU-LAR

The Casa ao lado – plastic arts school, invited by the Vaudeville Rendez-vous Festival, has developed together with their students a work that [...]

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WORKSHOP | SUSPENDETTE

This circus workshop allows students to try two different circus techniques, aerial acrobatics and juggling. The aerial acrobatics will work on [...]

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CIRCO GIRANDUM- BAPTISM AND CLOSING PARTY

Together with the Vaudeville Rendez-vous Festival, Girandum Circus sets up its chapiteau in national première in Parque da Juventude, helding shows, [...]

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ARRE – PEÇA PARA DOIS BURROS E DOIS ACTORES

Loyal admirers of two well-known asinine individualities of the Mirandese culture go to the village to present their idols and tell their story. [...]

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VAUDEVILLE CENAS MIL

Following the partnerships initiated in the first edition of the festival, that fostered the establishment of a trust relationship between Vaudeville [...]

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FRAME IT

FRAME IT, SHAPE THE IMAGE AND FRAME THE MOMENT. . What hides behind an image? What identities are those that we see? What does the image say [...]

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CINEMA COM PEQUENO ALMOÇO – O AGENTE DA BRODWAY

Overwhelmed with parrots that play the piano, limp tap dancers and ventriloquists who stutter, Danny Rose (Allen) is the eternal unsuccessful “show [...]

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FARDO

Bale is a winter creation – the death station. The sleep station. Where we dream about other lives. In the beginning nothing moves, all is [...]

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PONTOS DE AÇÚCAR

ONE MATERIAL, VARIOUS STAGES Sugar when cooked in different temperature ranges gives place to various sugar stages. Two acrobats suspended on a [...]

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CANÇÕES DO VAUDEVILLE

Following the partnerships initiated in the first edition of the festival, that fostered the establishment of a trust relationship between Vaudeville [...]

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Festival Internacional Vaudeville Rendez-Vous

Edição 2014

Vaudeville Rendez-Vous is an international festival of performing arts with unique characteristics, solely dedicated to the universe of physical theatre, circus and cabaret.
The festival, organised by Teatro da Didascália together with the municipality of V. N. de Famalicão, is going to invade the city with different types of shows, including theatre, circus and cabaret shows, concerts, cinema sessions with breakfast, exhibitions, talks and workshops.
The festival aims to establish itself in the national scene for its specific programme, helping to project these expressions in the performing arts field in Portugal.
As such, we were careful to schedule a few of the most important national creators in these fields, as it is the case of Companhia do Chapitô, Peripécia Teatro, ESTE, Radar 360, Circolando, among others…
The goal is to stimulate the local artistic creation and the inclusion of the various artistic teaching establishments in the municipality. From theatre to music, through cinema and plastic arts, synergies have been created to embrace this critical mass, challenging the community to develop projects specifically made for the festival.
These actions aim to hold the local population and young artists accountable for organising and improving the event, making it a cultural manifestation thought to be eminently popular and participative.
On the other hand, integrating the festival in an urban context will allow promoting the city’s architectural heritage, allowing benefiting from art in free access public spaces, seeking to maintain a direct correlation between the show and the space where it takes place.
You are all invited to embark on this adventure and transform the city of Famalicão in a huge open-air stage, but the entrance is not free, you will have to applaud as a payment!

CINEMA WITH BREAKFAST – BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS

Little Champion is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, to become a great cyclist. But one day, years later, Champion while participating in [...]

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CABARET ELEGANCE

Four circus artists with a vast career path, genuine, brave, elastic, elegant, beautiful and nice (adjectives they have attributed to themselves), [...]

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IBÉRIA- THE CRAZY STORY OF A PENINSULA

Three actors meet in an empty stage. Each one of them brings a small kit. This kit includes a very simple instruction manual that they will use [...]

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CINEMA WITH BREAKFAST – CHAPLIN VS KEATON

A battle between two of the biggest burlesque figures, contextualised in American silent films, that would become essential authors of the history of [...]

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SUSPENDED STORIES

Stories are part of any human being’s cultural identity and they create characters that fuel our imagination. When we meet them, we create an [...]

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SERMON OF ST. ANTHONY TO THE FISH

Since the world is so corrupted by humanity, that the human being no longer accepts to listen to a speech, which could lead them to change, we will [...]

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OEDIPUS

Would Oedipus be the husband of this own mother or the son of his wife? What if his children would also be his brothers and sisters, children of [...]

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UNE BRIQUE DANS LE VENTRE

Victor, a construction manager, descending from a family in the same business, lives with the scaffold he inherited from his grandfather. He [...]

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COOKERS

With Cookers, the EsTe – Estação Teatral invites you to a deployment to a new version of Commedia dell´Arte of the same drama theme of Arnold [...]

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CHARANGA

A poetic and visual show, “Charanga” starts from two symbolic objects, bicycle and fanfare. It goes from the entrails of the earth to wish for [...]

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DO NOT DISTURB

“Do not Disturb” takes us back to a working day in any factory from the beginning of the 20th century. The plot goes around the assembly of a [...]

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DISCONCERT- 15 YEARS

It is not a play. It is not a concert. It is not really what it looks like and it looks like something that it really is not. It has a lively, [...]

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CIRCUS WANDERING

The Circus Arts are one of the oldest artistic manifestations that we know of. Not exactly in the form in which it presents itself today, but [...]

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OFICINA VOADORA

Esta oficina tem como objetivo desenvolver a flexibilidade, força, coordenação motora e orientação espacial através da técnica nos aparelhos [...]

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WORKSHOP- TEATRO URBE

This workshop aims to explore the drama games from the urban space, providing the participants with the basic ideas of the actor’s work, [...]

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EXHIBITION – THE ABSURD

The exhibition held is an end of the school year project of students from the drawing and painting courses, and from the plastic arts [...]

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CONVERSATION – CONVERSATION OF CREATORS AND CREATORS OF CREATORS

Taking advantage of the presence of some of the most important physical theatre creators in the national scene, the festival aims to stimulate a [...]

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ONE WEEK-REVISITED

Newlyweds, husband and wife receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. It would all be perfect if a rival saboteur did not change the [...]

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