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MEMBERS: Ana Sampaio e Maia, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, João Leitão and Ricardo Teixeira.
FRIENDS: Alípio Padilha, Artistas Unidos, A Tua Prima, Cão Solteiro, Celina da Piedade, Clube Ferroviário, Há Que Dizê Lo, João Pedro Vale, Kinéma, Manpower Festival, Mónica Sintra, Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, O Espaço do Tempo, Os Burgueses, Rabbit Hole, Rita Morais, Rui Palma and Teatro Praga.
PARTNERS: Rua das Gaivotas 6 and MTConsulting.
Tríptico: “Casual Chique”, 2016
Grande Plano, 2016
TV Show: that SillySeason’s show but this time on a real television studio, in fact a time machine and “it can’t wait!”. Première at RTP2 (Jan 2017) for “A Peça Que Faltava” tv series. Concept, Design and Texts: SillySeason. Performers: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva and Ricardo Teixeira. Video “Space Venus”: João Leitão. Original Music: Ana Sampaio. Costumes: Ricardo Andrez. Props: Tiago Mascarenhas. Props Support: Marta Sampaio. RTP Technical Team: Ricardo Correia, Artur Plácido, Paulo Castro, José Silva, Bruno Oliveira, Sofia Assunção and Isabel Velho Ferreira. RTP Production Team: André Cardoso, João Maldonado, Dina Realinho, Leandro Miguel Lopes, Nelson Silva, Ana Parreira, Vieira Moreira, Fernando Pinho, Eduardo Mesquita, Luís Castro, Cristina Araújo, Jorge Peres, Adérito Chaves, Céu Tavares Pinto (production) and Eduardo Gradim (direction). Co-Production: RTP. Other Supports: Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and Pólo Cultural das Gaivotas.
Prado de Fundo, 2016
Performance: bienvenue, bienvenido, willkommen, aloha, shalom e welcome. The portuguese version for the english word ‘hosts’ resulted in a joke: to make hostile what you intended to be warm and pleasant. A place with an apparently friendly visiting card, but what hides a welcome smile? SillySeason and special guest Sebastião, the doggy. Co-Production: Manpower Festival. +info.
Show: how to empty a show, a collective memory and a person. Sá da Bandeira Municipal Theater, Santarém (4 Apr 2015), and D.Maria II National Theater, Lisbon (2 – 4 Oct 2015). Concept and Direction: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, João Leitão and Ricardo Teixeira. Performers: Guest Performer: Rui Palma. Stage Design Support: José Capela. Choreography Support: Sónia Baptista. Costumes Support: Marta Passadeiras. Props: João Silva. Light Design: Sara Garrinhas. Music Design: Ana Sampaio. Video: João Leitão. Promotional Video: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, João Leitão and Ricardo Teixeira. Promotional Photos: Alípio Padilha. Production: Ana Bandeira & SillySeason. Other Supports: Artistas Unidos, DNA Lisboa and Teatro Praga.
Short Film: Two versions of the same story but in the end we always die. We must choose how to die, like the famous paintings of iconic deaths. Première at Cinema São Jorge (23 Sep 2015) for 19th International Queer Film Festival – QueerLisboa. Inatel Foundation Prize at Cinema Nimas, Lisbon (12 Dec 2015). Concept and Interpretation: SillySeason. Guest Artist: Paula Sá Nogueira. Production: João Romãozinho & SillySeason. Image and Editing Assistance: João Miranda. Sound Assistance: Pedro Rocha. Post-Production Assistance: Miguel Leitão and Pixel Bunker. Co-Production: QueerLisboa. Other Supports: Cinema São Jorge, Cão Solteiro and Bregas Studio. +info.
Performance: three disco angels that fell from the sky bringing a hashtag that will change your lives forever. Ministerium Club, Lisbon (26 Set 2014) for Queer Absolut Art and Party. Concept and Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Ivo Silva and Ricardo Teixeira. Video: João and Miguel Leitão. Artistic Assistance: Cátia Tomé and João Leitão. Propmaster: João Silva. Makeup & Hair: Isabel Francisco. Co-Production: QueerLisboa.
Video Installation: playing in loop the videoclip shot during T-REX show. Bar Trinitá, Lisbon (5 – 12 Jun 2014), for Intendente, O Santo Vertical, curated by João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira.
Show: a film set ready to shoot a music video for a pop song, in real time, which will be screened at the end. All this in a theater show. DNA Lisboa (7 – 14 Apr 2014) and Clube Estefânia, Lisbon (14 – 15 Nov 2014) for Temps d’Images Festival. Concept and Direction: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, João Leitão, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Guest Artists: A Tua Prima (Ana Mariz & João Miranda). Props: João Silva. Lighting Technique Support: Fernando Alberto. Video: A Tua Prima. Promotional Photos: Alípio Padilha. Production: Marisa F. Falcón & SillySeason. Supported by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Other Supports: Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Teatro Praga and Temps d’Images.
T-REX, O TEASER, 2014
Performance: shoot a performance to make a teaser of a theater show filmed to make a videoclip. ZDB, Lisbon (29 Mar 2014) for T-REX, curated by Rabbit Hole’s Colon Of Duty Event. Concept and Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Ivo Silva, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Video: João Leitão and A Tua Prima (Ana Mariz and João Miranda). Production: SillySeason. Supported by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Frei Luís de Sousa, 2014
Short Film: theater and film in a constant loop. Première at Cinema São Jorge (22 Set 2014) for 18th International Queer Film Festival – QueerLisboa; Athens Avant Garde Film Festival Section at Ankara, Turkey (21 Jan 2015); and Begehungen KunstFestival, Chemnitz, Germany. Concept and Interpretation: SillySeason. Guest Artist: Pedro Penim. Co-Production: Kinéma. Awards: Jury Prize for Best Portuguese Short Film.
“A period text, a collective memory, the freedom to love against established conventions. Passion, flesh, body. The wait, anguish, repetition. The wait, anguish, repetition. A gamein which the audience always returns to the starting point. About theater and cinema, without ever ceasing to be both. A game of wordplay. About identity. Who are you?” – Jury Statement, International Queer Film Festival, Lisbon 2014
“The theater play that any portuguese knows from their school days is — no pun intended — travestied in this exercise in style about the eternal and redoubled myth of Sebastianism. Garrett’s words obtains a whole new dynamics (from its fast paced dialogues to the use of a repetitive editing), but its whole fulfillment will always depend on the audience’s commitment.” in The Short Guide To Movies +info.
Under the Effect Party, 2013
Performance: portuguese cakes “Suspiros” and human pyramides. Lux-Frágil, Lisbon (9 Nov 2013) for Under The Effect Party, curated by João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira. Concept and Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Artistic Assistance: João Leitão. Costumes: João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira. Makeup artist: Sónia Pessoa.
A Maluquinha de Arroios, 2013
Show: two battle groups on stage, like rappers battles, fighting for their scenes. Clube Ferroviário, Lisbon (13 Dez 2013) for Palco Jurássico. Battle Concept by SillySeason. Guest Artists: Há Que Dizê Lo. Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Catarina dos Santos, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Lydie Barbara, Ricardo Teixeira, Rita Morais, Rodolfo Teixeira and Sónia Balacó. Audiovisual effects and Video: João Leitão and Vítor Santos.
Show: project staged by Lígia Roque after contest. Clube Ferroviário, Lisbon (3 Dez 2013) for Palco Jurássico. Mistery Director Concept by SillySeason. Guest Artist: Lígia Roque. Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Audiovisual effects and Video: João Leitão. Executive Production: Rui Macedo.
Show: Mónica Sintra and Medeia, Portugal and Greece, two cribs to tell the same story. Clube Ferroviário, Lisbon (13 Dez 2013) for Palco Jurássico. Musical and Stage Reading Concept by SillySeason. Guest Artist: Mónica Sintra. Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Mónica Sintra, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Audiovisual effects and Video: João Leitão. Executive Production: Rui Macedo.
PalcoJurássico was a series of shows (6 Set – 17 Dec 2013) curated by SillySeason every friday night at Clube Ferroviário, Lisbon.+info.
Let’s Go Bananas!, 2013
Photo session: Let’s go bananas. (Aug 2013) For the fashion brand OS BURGUESES (Pedro Eleutério & Mia Lourenço). Spring-Summer Collection 2014.
Show: how dark tourism can revitalize the European ruin. COOP Galleries, Lisbon (7 – 14 Mai 2013); CACE, Oporto (28 – 30 Jun 2013); and Municipal Theater, Proença-a-Nova (14 Mar 2014). Concept and Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Miguel Cunha, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Video: João Leitão. Guest Artist: Celina da Piedade. Scenography Support: João Silva. Production: SillySeason. Other Supports: Teatro Praga, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, GRIP – Paintball Magazine.
Show: incongruities of being me, a top model in a fashion show. Ler Devagar Bookstore, LX Factory, Lisbon (6 – 8 Mar 2013) and Balleteatro Auditorium, Oporto (30 – 31 Mai 2013). Concept: Ricardo Teixeira and Ivo Silva. Interpretation: Ricardo Teixeira. Video: João Leitão. Costumes: OS BURGUESES (Pedro Eleutério & Mia Lourenço). Light Designer: Filipa Romeu. Choreography Support: Rita Morais. Production: SillySeason. Other Supports: Teatro Praga, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema.
Show: day-to-day in a pop-rock music band that questions a quality of being portuguese: Apatia Lusitana Vs. V Império. Teatro Praga, Lisbon (11 – 14 Oct 2012); Miragaia Auditorium, Oporto (8 – 11 Nov 2012); Boavista Gallery, Lisbon (18 – 19 Dec 2012); Municipal Auditorium, Vila do Conde (28 Feb 2013) and Experimental Theater, Camacha – Madeira (20 Mar 2013). Concept and Interpretation: Ana Sampaio, Cátia Tomé, Ivo Silva, Ricardo Teixeira and Rita Morais. Artistic Assistence: José Leite. Original Music: Ana Sampaio. Choreography Support: Rita Morais. Video: Ricardo Penedo. Video Cast: Abel Peixinho, Ana Pires, Cristiano Câmara, David Lourenço, Guilherme Macedo, Lourenço Futuro, Maria de Fátima, Ricardo Neves-Neves and Sara Leite. Supports: Teatro Praga, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema.
SILLYSEASON undertakes to:
→ produce objects that permeate the fusion of various materials and artistic discourses;
→ develop collaborative work;
→ promote free and equal participation;
→ preserve identities and artistic singularities, as long as it does not refuse the collective creation;
→ encourage decentralization and internationalization;
→ enhance theater as a complete work of art;
→ profess DIY as the only religion and philosophy.