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Jonas&Lander invite you to enter an imaginary bestiary and meet a new type of exuberant octopus, the Adorabilis. Appealing and intensely performed, the male trio creates a ceremonial space filled by rhythm and bodies in unison. Expect a maze-like performance inspired by cultural and biological diversity.


Created by: Jonas&Lander

Performed by: Jonas Lopes and Lander Patrick, Lewis Seivwright

Costume Design: Carlota Lagido with the collaboration of Jonas Lopes

Light Design: Carlos Ramos

Digital animation: Web4Humans

Sound Design: Lander Patrick

Management: [PI] Produções Independentes | Tânia M. Guerreiro

Co-production: Teatro Maria Matos and Centro Cultural Vila Flor

Artistic residencies: O Espaço do Tempo, Alkantara (PT), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (PT), Centro de Experimentação Artística no Vale da Amoreira/Câmara Municipal da Moita, Artemrede/Projeto Odisseia (PT), DeVIR/CAPa (PT), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa/Polo Cultural | Gaivotas Boavista, PACT Zollverein (GR), Sín Culture Centre Budapeste (HU), Graner/Mercat de les Flors (SP), Nave (CL).

Support for internationalization: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT).

Produções Independentes is financed by the Ministry of Culture / Direção Geral das Artes

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Jonas Lopes

Portuguese-born Jonas attended Chapitô school, where he spends three years with teachers like Sofia Neuparth, Amélia Bentes, and António Pires; he took part to an artistic residency in Italy, completed an internship at the São Luiz theatre and contemplated the view of the Tagus river over lunch.

Upon completion of his studies, he emigrated to London where he attended classes at the Pineapple Dance Studio.

Nostalgic for Portuguese olive oil, he returned to Lisbon to record Rosa Negra´s album Fado Mutante, released in 2011 and winner of the 2012 Carlos Paredes award. He entered Escola Superior de Dança, where he began creating his own work in collaboration with Lander Patrick.

Jonas feels truly privileged to have traveled, learned and worked with artists like Margarida Bettencourt, Tiago Guedes, Sofia de Portugal, Jérôme Bel, Maria João e Mário Laginha among other

Lander Patrick

Lander has worked around the world with people he admires, such as Luís Guerra, Tomaz Simatovic, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Alejandro Ahmed, Margarida Bettencourt, and Jonas Lopes, among others. After winning two awards in choreography - 1st prize at the Koreografskih Minijatura Festival (Serbia) for Noodles Never Break When Boiled and 2nd prize at the No Ballet International Choreography Competition (Germany) for Cascas d’OvO ("Eggshells") – he found the motivation to work in the field of choreographic creation rather than at a call centre. Cascas d’OvO was selected for Aerowaves Priority Company 2014 and his work has been presented in Portugal, Italy, Sweden, USA, Germany, Brazil, France, England, Spain, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, etc.

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