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PERFORMANCE by Gustavo Sumpta
Roly-Poly Toy // Partnership with Temps d’Images

13 Nov.  6pm - 10pm
14 Nov. 10am - 12pm
15 Nov. 10am - 12pm

Free entrance / M6 / 60’


World Premiere Inspired by the Roly-poly toy, a half sphere was built to be the stage. The performer evolves on top of it in a durational choreography. During the performance the stage and the performer will continuously be on the move.
Bio Gustavo Sumpta

Luanda, 1970. Lives and Works in Lisbon. Performer, visual artist and film actor. Professional Performance course at Balleteatro, Porto, Portugal. He has worked as a performer and author with the choreographer João Fiadeiro on the plays Existência, 2002, and on Para onde vai a luz quando se apaga and Case Study, RE.AL, 2006. He was a professor in the Sculpture department at Ar.co, in Lisboa, for the Sculpture Course from 2009 to 2013.

In 2020, he, presented O melhor Mundo possível and Primeira lição de voo at the Grande Auditório da Fundação Gulbenkian within the context of the programme Jardins de Verão. He showed the performance Levantar o Mundo at the Festival Cumplicidades, Culturgest, Lisbon. In 2017, he participated in Anozero in Coimbra – Curar e Reparar – where he premiered the performance Levantar o Mundo; the same year of his individual exhibition Die Zunge an den Gaumen nähen, Rosalux-The Berlin-based art space, Berlin, Germany. In 2015, he showed Pó de Lâmpada, Festival Turbine Hall, Giswil, Switzerland. Comboio Fantasma, one-time only performance at Calçada do Combro, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2014. In 2013, he participated in the collectives A Natureza ri da Cultura, Museu da Luz, Alqueva, Portugal, and O Fim da Violência, Museu Bernardo, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. In 2012, he created the sculpture for the public space Sai das unhas, at Casa independente, Largo do Intendente, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2010, he had a one-time only presentation of the performance A raiz da fruta, Festival Point d impact, Geneva, Switzerland. In 2009, he participated in the Bienal Gyumri, Museu Etnográfico de Gyumri, Arménia. In 2008, he presented Assim não vais longe. Premier within the context of the Ciclo performances presented at atelier RE.AL, in which all his works since 2004 were showcased. In 2007, he participated in the Prémio EDP, Novos artistas, Central do Freixo, Porto, Portugal. In 2005, he presented the performance Vitória, vitória, acabou se a história, Toxic, Fundição de Oeiras, Portugal.  And Lab 11, in 2005, at atelier RE.AL. He has worked as a theatre actor at Artistas Unidos, on BAAL and O Navio dos Negros, directed by Jorge Silva Melo. In film, he has worked with José Nascimento, Ben Rivers and Gabriel Abrantes, João Botelho, Sebastião Salgado, João Viana, Teresa Prata, João Mário Grilo, Diogo Costa Amarante, Manuel Mozos, Pedro Costa and Vasco Saltão.




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