JOANA DE VERONA E EDUARDO BREDA
The word is one that contains the power to help us overthrow and, at the same time, carries within itself the greatest weakness: wanting to translate into language what is not possible to translate.
At MAPPA MUNDI, we confront our individual and collective memories in an increasingly globalized and divided world. Questioning the use of the word as a communication tool (both in terms of orality and in writing), its limits / boundaries are exposed in an expanding world. Based on the assumption of overlapping images and speeches and taking into account the mastery of the various artistic values of the performers (theater / movement / cinema), MAPPA MUNDI explores several formal and conceptual ideas at the base of artistic creation, allowing itself to be initiated by the current contexts that disturb us, reflecting and acting on them..
We are contemporaries of a time, ours, which is made of times that have gone and times to come. In an overcrowded world, full of technological advances, prejudices and labels, we glimpse a map that we don’t have. This multidisciplinary place, which is intended to be immersive, focuses on questions of identity, territories and their borders.
In the body, a language tool, the eyes of those who do not feel to be in their native country open and close.
Joana de Verona and Eduardo Breda
Joana de Verona
Luso-Brazilian actress, she started in theater in 1998 and in cinema in 2004. Joana de Verona has developed in the last years a solid path both in training and in professional practice professional practice in theater, cinema and television. She studied theater at Chapitô, took a course in creative under the guidance of Joana Craveiro, “Zonas” among other courses with other creators in the in the area of theater and movement, such as Norman Taylor, a follower of Jacques Lecoq, João Brites, Luca Aprea. She has a degree in Theatre from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (ESTC), and has worked with the French director Bernard Sobel and Portuguese directors such as Gonçalo Amorim, Vânia Rovisco, Carlos Avillez, Marco Martins, Luís Miguel Cintra, Mónica Garnel, Mónica Calle with whom she has been cooperating in the last ten years in the shows of the convenient house.
In cinema she has integrated casts of several languages and worked between Germany, Italy and more Italy and more frequently between Portugal, France and Brazil. With directors such as João Botelho, Marco Martins Martins, Solveig Nordlund , Catarina Ruivo, Raul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmento, Denis Côté, Carlos Conceição, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, André Marques, João Salaviza, Gabriel Abrantes, Jorge Cramez, Pierre Edouard Dumora, Maxence Vassilyevitch, Miguel Gomes, Fanny Ardant, António Ferreira, among others.
In Brazil with directors such as Lucia Murat, Larissa Figueiredo, Renata Belo Pinheiro, Sérgio Oliveira. Estevão Ciavatta.
Among other nominations and awards in national and international festivals the most recent is the prize for best actress, awarded by the Portuguese Society of Authors, for the film “The Thousand and One Thousand and One Nights” by Miguel Gomes.
She studied film directing at the Ateliers Varan school in Paris where she made her first film, the documentary “Chantal”, that among other festivals, was present in Panorama and IndieLisboa. Panorama festival and IndieLisboa.
As a creator she staged “Sexos” by Doroty Parker at the municipal theater São Luíz Ciclo novos actores in 2008. (Theatre). She founded the theater company “Fiasco” in 2009 where he co-created two shows, “Silêncio pós secador” and “Puta de Vida” in the context of short theater in the early symptoms. The solo “C ́est ma première fois” in 2011 at the convenient house. (Performance). The Documentary “Chantal” in 2013 produced by Atelier Varan in Paris. O Video Art “Cara” from the music of Gareth Dickson in 2014. Co-created the monologue “7 Pecados “from the seven deadly ins, by Bertold Brecht. Convenient House, space of the seagulls in 2014. Produced the film “Yulya” (short film) 2015.
In 2008 he completed a three-year training course in interpretation at the Academia Contemporânea do Espectáculo (Porto); in 2012, he finished his degree at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Lisbon, in the course of Theatre, Actors branch. As an actor he has participated in the following film and television projects: 2018 Idaten: Tokyo Olympic Hanashi international production ( NHK ); 2017 Nos Classificados short film directed by António Raposo; 2016 Ministério do Tempo (Iniziomedia); 2016 Câmara Nova short film directed by André Marques; 2016 Santa Barbara(Plural); 2015 Poderosas (SP); 2015 Logística short film directed by Miguel Tavares (IndieLisboa 2015 | Novíssimos); 2014 Sol de Inverno(SP).
In theater, has participated in the following shows: A Morte de um Caixeiro Viajante (enc. Gonçalo Amorim, 2010); Longa Jornada para a Noite (enc. Nuno Cardoso, 2010); Felizmente Há Luar (enc. Cláudio da Silva, 2011); Santa Joana dos Matadouros (enc. Bernard Sobel, 2011); Pleasure Gardens (enc. André Guedes, 2011); Lugar Comum (collective creation, 2012); À Vossa Vossa Vontade (enc. Alvaro Correia, 2013); Um Inimigo do Povo (enc. Alvaro Correia, 2013); Cyrano de Bergerac (enc. Bruno Bravo, 2014); Edit (enc. Francisco Campos, 2015); Lifless (created by Eduardo Breda, 2016); Inquietude (enc. Francis Seleck, 2016); Tatuagem (enc. Manuel Tur, 2017);
NADA (creation by Eduardo Breda, 2017); A Vila (creation by Eduardo Breda and Maria Leite, 2017); Maioria Absoluta (staging Gonçalo Amorim 2018); O Novo Mundo (Os Possessos, Culturgest
2018); Pela Água (Through the Water (A Turma, 2019.
In 2014 he receives a grant from the Centro Nacional de Cultura to direct and produce his first documentary film, entitled The Portrait. This was followed by Boa Alma (2015) and Palácio de Crystal (2016). He directed the web-series Os Muralistas (produced by After Wall & Dyrup). He has also been responsible for the video creation for the following shows: A Modéstia (2015 Artistas Unidos/Colectivo Causa); A Batalha de Não Sei o Quê (2015 – Teatro do Elétrico); Tentativas para Matar o Amor (2017- Mascarenhas Martins /Teatro Aberto); Um dia Uma vida (2018 Open Theatre).
Joana de Verona
Support for creation
Light and sound design
João Pedro Fonseca
Photographs and video recording
FITEI – Festival Internacional de Teatro e Expressão Ibérica
Festival Temps d’Images
Support for the artistic residence
Escola do Largo