NÓMADAS is OBando’s most recent creation, directed and dramaturgically curated by João Neca with Ana Lúcia Palminha and Rita Brito in the cast.
Bando’s first premiere of 2023 is part of the international project PLAY ON [link], a large-scale European network involving nine companies from different countries that propose to integrate new technologies into theatrical creation as a way of transfiguring the scenic narrative.
Through a partnership with the Robotics Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, the scenic space of NÓMADAS will be inhabited by an automated robot that, with the actresses, will draw the theatrical narrative. Through a partnership with the Dortmund-based collective Cistifellea, visual artist Elena Tilli is responsible for the creation and design of video and technology, and Colombian musician Nico Yurgaki takes on the sound design and music of the show.
NÓMADAS also has set design by Rui Francisco, costumes by Catarina Fernandes, light design by João Neca and Rita Louzeiro, support to the corporality by Catarina Câmara, assistance to the artistic direction by Raul Atalaia, research by Nuno Atalaia, production by Diana Martins.
NÓMADAS es la creación más reciente de OBando, con dirección y dramaturgia de João Neca y con Ana Lúcia Palminha y Rita Brito en el reparto.
El primer estreno de 2023 de Bando forma parte del proyecto internacional PLAY ON [enlace], una red europea a gran escala en la que participan nueve compañías de diferentes países que se proponen integrar las nuevas tecnologías en la creación teatral como forma de transfigurar la narrativa escénica.
A través de una colaboración con el Departamento de Robótica del Instituto Politécnico de Guarda, el espacio escénico de NÓMADAS estará habitado por un robot automatizado que, junto con las actrices, dibujará la narrativa teatral. A través de una colaboración con el colectivo Cistifellea, con sede en Dortmund, la artista visual Elena Tilli se encarga de la creación y el diseño del vídeo y la tecnología, y el músico colombiano Nico Yurgaki asume el diseño sonoro y la música del espectáculo.
NÓMADAS cuenta también con escenografía de Rui Francisco, vestuario de Catarina Fernandes, diseño de luces de João Neca y Rita Louzeiro, apoyo a la corporalidad de Catarina Câmara, asistencia a la dirección artística de Raul Atalaia, investigación de Nuno Atalaia, producción de Diana Martins.
NÓMADAS è la creazione più recente di OBando, diretta e curata drammaturgicamente da João Neca con Ana Lúcia Palminha e Rita Brito nel cast.
La prima assoluta di Bando 2023 fa parte del progetto internazionale PLAY ON [link], una rete europea su larga scala che coinvolge nove compagnie di diversi Paesi che si propongono di integrare le nuove tecnologie nella creazione teatrale come un modo per trasfigurare la narrazione scenica.
Grazie alla collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Robotica del Politecnico di Guarda, lo spazio scenico di NÓMADAS sarà abitato da un robot automatizzato che, insieme alle attrici, disegnerà la narrazione teatrale. Grazie alla collaborazione con il collettivo Cistifellea di Dortmund, l’artista visiva Elena Tilli è responsabile della creazione e del design di video e tecnologie, mentre il musicista colombiano Nico Yurgaki si occupa del sound design e della musica dello spettacolo.
NÓMADAS si avvale inoltre della scenografia di Rui Francisco, dei costumi di Catarina Fernandes, del disegno luci di João Neca e Rita Louzeiro, del supporto alla corporalità di Catarina Câmara, dell’assistenza alla direzione artistica di Raul Atalaia, della ricerca di Nuno Atalaia, della produzione di Diana Martins.
From the short story by
Dramaturgy and staging
Ana Lúcia Palminha e Rita Brito
Video design and technology
Original music and sound design
Costumes and props
Rita Louzeiro e João Neca
Assistant Artistic direction
Teatro O Bando
in the framework of the European project PLAYON partnership
Instituto Politécnico Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Cistifellea e
Swing, move, walk! That’s the only way you can escape him. He, who rules the world has no
power over movement and knows that our body in motion is sacred. And you can only
escape him when you are moving. Because he only exercises power over that which is immobile
and immobilised, over what is passive and inert.
Teatro O Bando, Palmela, Lisbon, Portugal
Composer, pianist, guitarist and percussionist specialized in Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music. Creator of soundtracks for audiovisuals and performing arts.
Double degree in Jazz Piano from the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia and the Escuela Superior de Música de Catauña, Spain.
Nicolás is the co-founder of the Cistifellea Collective together with the director and stage designer Elena Tilli, in which he works as a sound designer, performer, and writer. His practice of improvisation and his capability to connect directly with the performers in real-time offers unique possibilities to the process. He also loves to experiment with what the participation of the public can offer to sound by developing specific tools for interaction and building custom-based small-scale instruments. By using software and electronic sounds, together with live played instruments, Nicolas allows himself a fullscale exploration that together with his wide versatility as a musician and composer, opens up a high level of complexity that translates into a beautiful, inspiring and sometimes provocative experience for the public.
Nicolas is also a singer-songwriter, leader, and manager of the independent musical project Yurgaki since 2005.
Composer and co-producer of the projects Candombe Tierra, Sones de Marimba, Chonta Dura, in Barcelona.
His work has been presented internationally in countries such as Ecuador, United States, France, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Ecuador, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Colombia and Spain.
Nicolás also works as an educator for children, youth and adults. He promotes Afro-Caribbean music around the world through concerts and workshops where he spreads various musical genres, disseminating traditional music and transforming it through his own compositions.
Elena is a multidisciplinary artist.
She insists on the body as the epicenter of scenic language while creating experiences for the spectator.
Elena is the co-founder of the Cistifellea Collective together with the musician Nicolas Cristancho, in which she directs, and builds scenery, machines, and media design. She is also a video designer in the theater and her collaborations have been seen at The Kitchen Theater in New York, at the Barichstaadt Opera in Munich, and in public theaters in Barcelona.
After graduating in mechanical engineering (MA), Elena completed her education at Yale School of Drama studying Technical Design and Production and Design for Theater. She completed the three years program held by Claudia Castellucci at Scuola Conia Raffaello Sanzio focused on the Theory of Scenic Representation.
Elena creates visual experiences combining elements of video, sound, and light for a variety of artistic applications. Her practice merges the research of the surrounding elements combined with curated improvisation to find new possibilities throughout the process, always guided by the commitment to find in the collaboration a unique and essential value.
In 2022 she received a scholarship from Daku, Berlin. She holds a scholarship from the Favoriten Festival (2022), Dortmund. She is a fellow of the Beyond Gravity project of Theater Im Depot, Dortmund. She is a fellow of the Digital Body program at the studio Lake Studios Berlin. In 2021 she receives a scholarship from the Akademie für Theater und Digitalität, Dortmund.
In 2019, Elena received the residency offered by Troikatronix-Isadora and LakeStudio Berlin. During this time she created the short piece Ex Matrice Corpora.
With Cistifellea she directed the shows A&D Presence of Absent (2022), Don’t Make it A Play (2022), Asuntos Humanos (2021), Todo Bien Todo Tranqui (2021) El Silencio no Existe (2020).