O Espaço do Tempo is based in the Convento da Saudação, an ancient Dominican Monastery dating from the 16th century, a top of a hill, in the beautiful town of Montemor-o-Novo, in Portugal (100 km from Lisbon). Facilities include 5 large rehearsal studios equipped with grid, light, sound, video and internet. Besides very generous social areas, such as offices and a beautiful central cloister, we offer 14 double rooms and a small, but fully equipped, black-box theatre located in town.
Espaço do Tempo is a performing arts cross disciplinary organization. We strongly believe in new forms of theater language as well as contemporary dance, as the center of some of the most interesting and innovative experiences on stage today. Therefore, supporting emerging artists is a key part of our mission, mainly in three different directions:
Inviting projects in residence at our venue and assisting their productions.
Organizing advance training projects where artists share visions, methods and skills, through platforms that are cross disciplinary, cross cultural and cross generational as, for instance, Colina /Colaboration in Arts or Tryangle.
Helping in promoting artists and their work, by organizing local events and open rehearsals, as well as international gatherings such as the Portuguese Platform for Performing Arts.
Developing and consolidating new audiences for contemporary dance, new theatre and performance art, by programming regularly in our venues.