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Rita Vilhena | Yael Karavan

24 and 25 November 7pm

Directed to all audience

MA-MA is a performance-installation that reflects on the place where we live, on our fragility and the imminent danger to which life on earth is subjected.
Planet Earth as a woman’s fertile body, is a metaphor that unites a lot of traditions. In this site-specific version for In-Shadow, there will be 2 of the main elements of the original 60 min live performance, as we create a live intervention that leaves a trace in the space for the spectators to travel through.
The audience is invited to take their own journey through the installation and experience the effects of their/our actions.


Project supported by the Portuguese Republic - Culture | DGArtes - Directorate General of Arts




Cisterna FBAUL - Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas Artes 4, 1249-058 Lisboa


Conception, Creation and Interpretation

Yael Karavan e
Rita Vilhena

Video And Sound File

Yael Karavan e
Rita Vilhena

Musical Composition

Kino Sousa e Diogo Melo


Yael Karavan e Rita Vilhena, Josefa Searle

Rehearsal assistance and dramaturgy support

Andresa Soares

Artist Residencies

Estúdios Victor Córdon, Companhia Olga Roriz, Circolando e Penha SCO

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Rita Vilhena is a choreographer and interpreter, in her practices. The choreographer and performer work around the idea of transformation and participation on themes of ritual, feminism and anthropocene, and in parallel with Contact Improvisation, in different international communities. She is currently a researcher at the Performance and Cognition group - ICNOVA.

Yael Karavan is an award-winning Israeli/British performer, dancer and director; Butoh and visual performance specialist. Explores artistic languages combining diverse cultural influences. Throughout her
career, she has created numerous pieces for the stage, site specific, for museums / galleries in several countries.