Winning project of the 2nd edition of Projecto CASA, an initative promoted by O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Vila Flor / A Oficina, and Cineteatro Louletano

Musseque before being a piece for four dancers, is home, it is an encounter, it is a way of being.

It is where they left a long time ago and where they return in memory and in body through Kuduro. The bodies are asked for rhythm, precision, and resistance so that a piece of freedom can be found in the turbulence of war. During the Angolan Civil War, Kuduro was a style of music and dance marginalized by many but loved by the people. The four performers on stage are now being asked to continue what was lived and felt by creating a dance of the present through the experiences from the past – that are notforgotten.On stage, the peripheries of Luanda that are home, the speeches that are revolution, and the bodies that are resistance are revisited in a hallucinating rhythm of movements that are resilient to those who continue beyond the war.

Public Program

7 September, 21h30
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Artistic direction and Coreography
Fábio (Krayze) Januário

Dancers and Co-creators
Fábio (Krayze) Januário, Selma Mylene, Xenos Palma and Elvis Carvalho (Grelha)

Artistic Assistance
to be defined

Music Composition
to be defined

Lighting design
to be defined

Filipe Tootill

Susana Santos - Mana Terra

Photography and video
to be defined

Rita Pessoa

Support and production
Pensamento Avulso

O Espaço do Tempo, Cineteatro Louletano e Centro Cultural Vila Flor - Projeto CASA

Special thanks
Mélanie Ferreira, Marco da Silva Ferreira and all of the Ou.kupa Team

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Fábio Jorge Januário was born in Luanda. He developed his knowledge of urban dance. He frequently teaches Kuduro workshops in Portugal and abroad. Since 2022 he has been a performer in Marco da Silva Ferreira's play ‘CARCAÇA’, which premiered in 2021 and is currently on an international tour. His research is always in the area of Kuduro and in 2023, through the Ou.kupa festival, he created Musseque, which premiered at Teatro do Bairro Alto in Lisbon.

Fábio "Krayze" Januário