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Conference Music


António Jorge Gonçalves and Flávio Almada
1 to 24 October
© Alípio Padilha


Families 1 October: 6:30 pm
2, 3, 9, 10, 23 and 24 October: 4:30 pm
Schools 6, 7, 8, 21 and 22 October: 10:30 am
Session with Portuguese Sign Language 8 and 9 October: 10:30 am and 4:30 pm (respectively) 
Laid-back Session 10 October: 4:30 pm
Duration 60 minutes
Age Rating  12 years and over
Target audience Starting at 12 years
School Prices € 3 < 18 years € 1 TEIP schools Chaperones are exempt
Family Prices € 3 < 18 years € 7 > 18 years Discounts are applicable 

A performance that stems from the history of graffiti to take us on a journey with various questions.

Valve is a performance that stems from the history of graffiti to take us on a journey with various questions: Why have we been informally drawing on walls for thousands of years? Are these transgressions or art? Communication or occupation? Can disobedience be legitimate?

Author António Jorge Gonçalves invites MC and activist Flávio Almada aka LBC Soldjah so that together they may risk coming up with some answers. In this performance, half lecture, half rap/hip hop concert, digital drawing, music and words guide us through the lines drawn by hunter-gatherers on rocks 30.000 years ago, the annotations drawn by romans on the walls of houses in Pompeii and political murals created 100 years ago, so that we may understand the spray-paintings that fill the walls of cities.

At the end of each session, the audience is given a voice, in a conversation where they can comment on what they saw, heard and thought.

Cast and Creative

Creation António Jorge Gonçalves and Flávio Almada
Performance António Jorge Gonçalves (words and digital drawing), LBC Soldjah (words and music)
Musical direction and production RAS M
Scenic space António Jorge Gonçalves
Production Culturproject
Commissioned by LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões