De Volta à Praça_ [Back to the Square] is the “street entertainer” project that brings together Teatro Nacional São João and Coliseu do Porto Ageas, as well as several municipalities of Northern Portugal. Three shows – the Coliseu do Porto’s Circus and two more or less circus-like projects by Porto companies in co-production with the TNSJ – will premiere in Porto, circus-lating then across Terras de Basto, Arcos de Valdevez, Marco de Canaveses, Cinfães, Paços de Ferreira and Santo Tirso, after which they will return and occupy several Porto squares, marking the start of a new season. Teatro da Palmilha Dentada presents its more recent creation, Circlus, in the format that marked the beginning of the company, the café-théâtre, a combination of circus, musical and humorous elements. Each performance will be accompanied by circus and puppetry workshops, conceived to explore the stories and oral traditions of each region encompassed by this itinerant project.
text and direction Ricardo Alves
co-produced by Teatro da Palmilha Dentada, Teatro Nacional São
partnership Associação Amigos do Coliseu do Porto, Teatro Nacional São João, Tâmega and Sousa Intermunicipal Community, Santo Tirso Municipality, Arcos de Valdevez Municipality, Mondim de Basto Municipality, Cabeceiras de Basto Municipality
programme co-financed by Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (NORTE 2020), Portugal 2020 and the European Union, via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)