On February 25, the Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo in Moita will host the premiere of the documentary feature Histórias em Viagem. Directed by João Bento, this film is an immersive portrait of the homonymous performance, created by Radar 360º and produced by Artemrede in the framework of the ODISSEIA project.
“Given the specificities of the project, we thought this performance deserved to be highlighted” – states Marta Martins, Executive Director of Artemrede. “The whole process was shot and edited by João Bento, who was already linked to the project as a sound designer. By taking over the direction of the film, he had direct and privileged access to all the participants. “More than a behind-the-scenes film, we wanted it to be simultaneously an intimate and an institutional portrait of this project, which was so particularly demanding and memorable for everyone involved”.
Swinging between interviews and an observational style, the film emphasizes the various phases of the creative process (training sessions and artistic residency) and its final outcome: an itinerant street arts performance combining physical theatre, dance, music and film – showcased in the streets of seven of Artemrede’s associated municipalities, between April and July 2017.
ODISSEIA is a project by Artemrede, cofinanced by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in the framework of the second edition of the PARTIS programme and implemented in cooperation with social cooperative RUMO.
Copyright / Photo: João Bento