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Culture NOW, the courage to exist. SentidosIlimitados is a non-profit portuguese association and trademark company with multiple goals.

ABOUT US

Formed in 2004 Compota (the Portuguese word for Jam) constantly strives for new avenues and solutions for improvised composition bringing together performers and creators from different artistic disciplines in research and creation sessions training and shows. The project exists to experiment with the blending of various art forms and stimulate interactions between artists and audiences. Compota links individual growth and society’s intimacy with art, bridging and nourishing people through creative processes.

Compota is creativity and collaboration. The continuous crossing of different artistic disciplines, the collaborative work and the multisensory stimulation for all participants are its main objectives.

Compota concept reveals itself in seven different forms:
– Shows
– Artists in Residency
- Compota goes to School
- Compota in the corporate world
- Compota Flash
- Compota On the Road
- Compota Community

COMPOTA HISTORY

2017 _ Compota residence 10th Edition, Cineteatro João Mota and Auditorium Carlos Paredes; Compota Délicatesse (site specific and live cooking) MusicBox – Festival Silêncio 17, Lisbon
2016 _ Compota. flash performances, Rua da Gaivotas, 6 – Festival Silêncio 16, Lisbon
2015 _ Compota Residence 8th and 9th Edition, Auditorium Carlos Paredes, Trindade Theater and Communications Museum, Lisbon
2014 _ Compota Residence 6th Edition, Auditorium Carlos Paredes, Lisbon and Celebration of 10 Years Compota: 7th Edition Compota Residence Meridional Theater, Lisbon / IMPAR and COPERFILM partnership (Brazil)
2013 _ Compota Residence 3rd, 4th and 5th Editions, Auditorium Carlos Paredes, Lisbon
2012 _ Teatro do Bairro, Lisbon; Compota Residence 1st and 2nd Editions, Auditorium Carlos Paredes, Lisbon
2011 _ Armazém 13 + Teatro do Bairro, Lisbon
2009 _ Eunice Muñoz Theater, Oeiras
2006 _ Compota ”Habitar” site specific @ Casa Museu Fundação Bissaya-Barreto, Coimbra
2005 _ Compota d’arte @ Casa Museu Fundação Bissaya-Barreto, Coimbra; Box Nova Cultural Center of Belém, Lisbon; Leiria Dance Festival; Contemporary Dance Festival Portimão; Festival Urban Landscapes, Oeiras
2004 _ Premiere at the Portuguese Society of Authors and Modern Art Centre Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Paula Pinto, former leading dancer of Gulbenkian Ballet (Portugal), since 2003 that brings together artists from different areas in improvisation sessions and live performances.

PARTICIPANTS

Many are creators and performers of all artistic and technical disciplines already involved in the Compota project:

Dance: Ágata Rita de Carvalho, Alena Dittrichová, António CabritaAna CaetanoAna Santos NovoAna Pontes, Ana Jezabel, Andreia Coelho, Ângelo Cid Neto, Beatriz Dias, Bernardo GamaBruno RodriguesCatarina  BarbosaCatarina Gonçalves, Catarina JúlioCatarina Marques, Catarina Ramos, Carlos Dos Santos PassosCatarina Felix, Clara Marchana, Carolina RamosCarolina Rocha, Cristina Benedita, David Silva, Duarte Valadares, Fábio Simões , Francisca Pinto, Francisco Martinez, Graça Reis, Gonçalo Ferreira, Hélder Portelas, Helena Lourenço, Hillel Kogan, Inês Henriques, João Cabaça, Klára EšnerováLinora DingaNella TurkkiManuel Silva , Maria Emília Gomes, Maurícia Barreira NevesMarta Rijo, Matilde BarbasNelson Caetano TeunisPatricia Domingues, Pedro BettencourtRafaela Salvador, Rita Omar, Sara Bernardo, Tiago Correia, Taru VäisänenVitor Garcia.

TheaterGonçalo Amorim, Fernanda Policarpo, Fernando Chainço, Frederico Salvador, Hugo Miguel Silva, Luis Menezes, Romaikel Abreu, Tiago Bôto, Tiago CastroRobson Benta, Susana C. Gaspar, Isabel Milhanas Machado.

Music & SoundAlexandre Ferreira Alves, António de Sousa DiasCarla Santana, Carlos Mil-Homens, David Lopes, Gelany Beno, Gil Alves, Gil Bastos, Guilherme Bensassy, Gustavo Rodrigues, Humberto Ruaz, Ivo Martins, Joana EstevãoJoana Lobo Anta, João Ceitil, João Nogueira, José Dias, João Nery, José Luís FerreiraJosé Manuel Tavares, Kula, Leandro Araújo, Luis Bastos, Luís Fernandes, Mick Trovoada, Miguel Escada, Nuno Peixoto / Dharum Project, Nuno Oliveira, Paula Santos, Patricia Vasconcelos, Pedro BlancPedro Campos, Ricardo Fialho, Rui FaustinoRodrigo AmadoRogério GodinhoRogério Pires, Sérgio Ferreira, Steven BirdTiago InuitSLAP – Hand to Hand, Ulrich Mitzlaff.

Video & PhotograpyAbel Borba, Alípio Padilha, Ana Lúcia, Andreia Saraiva SantosAntónio Busca, António Proença de CarvalhoAna Patrícia Ferreira, Barbara Simões da HoraBernardo Sassetti, Bruno Teixeira, Cuca Carou, Cristiano Christillin, Daniel RondulhaDébora Rodrigues, Diamantino Vieira, Diogo Esteves, Filipe Ganilho, Irina Sales Grade, Joaquim LealJoão Abel Sousa, João Sodré, José Amorim, Jose Budha, Júlio Núncio, Maria Inês Carrola, Maria João Arcanjo, Marina Vieira da Silva, Miguel Pratas, Nelson Ching da CunhaNuno JardimNuno MarcelinoPatricia Leal, Patrícia FerreiraPietá Magalhães, Rita Antunes, Rita CasaesRui Carlos Mateus, Vitaly Fedotov.

Contemporary circusAna Jordão, Darragh McloughlinCompanhia Armazém 13: Leonardo Ferreira, Mila Xavier, Raquel Nicoletti, Angélica Evrard, Joaquim Gouveia (Joa).

Painting / Set Design / PropsAlice Valente Alves, Catarina Ruas, Eduarda Costa Ferraz, Felippa Lobato, Ivo Alexandre, Joana Lobo AntaRita Torrão, Rita Cabrita, Susana Santos Silva.

Costume Design, Make-up/Characterization & StylingAntónio Gracias, Angélica Pinho, Carlos Soares, Felipe O. Baptista, Isabel Peres, José António TenenteMiguel MolenaRafael Saldanha.

Light Design & StageArtur Pedro, Clemente Cuba, Filipe Lima, João Frango, João Madaíl, Luis Violante, Patricia Ramos, Paulo Rodrigues, Pedro Pinto, Pedro Machado, Victor AzevedoRui Marcelino, Robert Fuchs.

Live Cooking: Carlos VargasCatarina Barbosa, Hugo Ferreira, Vânia Costa, Miguel Cunha.

Production & Communication: Adelaide Rodrigues, Álvaro Reis, Cândida Daniel, Catarina Picciochi, Francisco Lobinho, Madalena Martins, Maria Ferreira, Margarida Serrão, Marisa BrazMariana Duarte Silva, Marc Vaz, Pedro Barros, Rui Santos, Rute Novais, Sara Otero, Sofia Rodrigues, Susana Vaz, Vanessa dos Santos.

OPEN CALL

Outputs▐

To have or to Be, that is the new question.

Shows

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Live composition sessions gathering experienced creators and performers: dance, music, video, photography, theater, visual arts, live cooking, singing, literature, set design and props, costumes and styling, light and sound design, contemporary circus and other surprises.

Artist in Residence

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The Compota Residency (includes research, creation, training and performances) started in September 2012 to open the project for young emerging artists and arts students.

Compota Goes to School

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This creative workshop offers children and young students direct contact with artistic expression for the progress of their individual and relational skills, actively benefiting their autonomy and personal, creative, social and communication development.

Corporate World

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“Learning by doing” team actions dedicated to the business reality. Participants are led through a collaborative process that enables direct contact with artistic expression, actively benefiting their personal and professional development.

Flash

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Inspired by the FlashMob concept, the Compota Flashis a short, interactive multidisciplinary performance organized to raise awareness about different subjects.

On the Road

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In the form of performances, residencies and/or creative workshops, the Compota inhabits each location looking to collaborate with other entities and attracting artists and technicians of the region to share and trade/exchange artistic and cultural skills.

Compota Community

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The practice of artistic expression, developed regularly contributes to improve the quality of life of participants, expands social relations, promotes the acquisition of knowledge and a greater social and human progress.

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In case you want to tailor-made a COMPOTA experience suited just for you, please take a look at our menu below.
The basic Recipe is dance, music and image and you can add ingredients at will (all the other arts).
You can also check out the available productions:

Compota Raíz (Root)
Compota de Verdade
(For Real)

Compota de Mim (Of Me)
Compota Silêncio (Silence)
Compota Coração (Heart)
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Let us know which format you want to receive information from:
1 – Shows
2 – Artists in Residency
3 – Compota goes to School
4 – Compota in the corporate world
5 – Compota Flash
6 – Compota On the Road
7 – Compota Community

Contact info

Address: Caxias | Portugal
Tel: +351 919 746 826
Email: info@compota.pt