Jonathan Uliel Saldanha is the associated artist of Porto Municipal Theatre

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The latest project by Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, "Mercúrio Vermelho" debuts his latest work at the Rivoli, on 10, 11, 12 and 13 December. This will be the starting point of the new collaboration between the artists and Porto Municipal Theatre (TMP), which will extend for the 2020/21 and the 2021/22 seasons.

The performance /installation "Mercúrio Vermelho" invites the audience to take a path of “synthetic landscape”, a “acoustic and plastic path”, that follows the delusion of precious metals mining”, while suggesting “multiple stories, myths and conspiracy theories”.

This monologue is voiced by a vampire – those that suck the blood of the earth – in a contamination threshold.

The project’s inception was in Kampala, in Uganda, and it grew bigger as the artists was unable to return to Portugal, owing to Covid-19 restrictions.

Besides presenting at Rivoli, the "Mercúrio Vermelho" project/installation/performance will feature a virtual extension, available online at the TMP website.

Also known as one of the founders of the collective SOOPA, HHY & The Macumbas and Fujako, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha is also a reputed name among the TMP audiences, as he presented work such as "O Poço" (Festival DDD – Dias da Dança, 2018), "Søma" (Rivoli, 2019) and "Broken Field Atlantis – Drum Corps" (Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica, 2019).

His work was presented in several festivals and artistic halls both national and international, namely the Palais de Tokyo, in France, the Unsound, in Poland, at the Primavera Sound e Sónar, in Spain and at the Culturgest or Serralves.

Jonathan Uliel Saldanha follows the choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira and he stage director Jorge Andrade (Mala Voadora), the first two associated artists of TMP, in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, respectively.

"Mercúrio Vermelho" debuts on Friday, 10th December, between 5pm and 9.40pm, on Friday, 11th December, between 5pm and 8.40pm and on the weekend, (12th and 13th December), between 10am and 12 noon.

Sessions take place every 40 minutes and public capacity is five people. Tickets cost seven euros.