Popular is a challenge-performance that stems from the autofiction that the creator and performer intends to be a popular artist, challenging the standards of the cultural landscape and the popular universe through a fusion of the two. The proposal draws on the friction between elite culture and mass culture to contemplate the audience as a collective and the social divisions that this tension may reflect.

Between biography and research, the proposal leads to questioning other concepts belonging to the same lexical family as the word "popular," such as popularity, pop, and populism. Popular will always end up questioning whether it could have been popular or not.

Public Program

6 - 7 September
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Script, creation and interpretation
Sara Inês Gigante

Creation and Dramaturgy Support
Malu Vilas Boas

F. Ribeiro

Light Design
Manuel Abrantes

Musical Production and Sound Design

Musical Collaboration
Cláudia Pascoal

Creative Support in Artistic Residency
Tiago Jácome

Technical Support and Light Operation
Tiago Coelho

Graphic Design and Scene Photography

Photography and poster graphic design
Pedro Azevedo

Executive Production
Leonardo Garibaldi, Joana Silva

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, A Oficina/Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Viriato, FITEI/Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro-Cine Torres Vedras, A Moagem

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa - Polo Cultural das Gaivotas

Artistic Residency
fAUNA | habitat de criação - Teatro da Didascália

Gonçalo Carvalho, Alexandre Carvalho, Ana Baptista, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alfredo Matos, Mário Sousa

Sara Inês Gigante. Creator and actress. From Minho. Born in 1994 in Viana do Castelo. She graduated from ACE and ESTC. In 2017/2018, she interned as an actress at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. As a performer, she has collaborated with Pedro Frias, Jorge Silva Melo, Bruno Bravo, Nuno Nunes, Gustavo Ciríaco, Pedro Gil, Raquel Castro, among others. She worked as a directing assistant to Tiago Guedes, Catarina Requeijo, and Raquel Castro. As a creator, she produced the shows YOLO and Massa Mãe.

Sara Inês Gigante