Jazz shows and two theatrical tours mark the activity in March and April
After a month and a half of intense preparation for Mákina de Cena’s first theatrical creation in 2023; Journey to the Center of the Earth – a staging by Carolina Santos with André Canário, Ana Beatriz Lopes and Mariana Vitorino – was launched, between March 12th and 18th, on stages in Loulé, with 5 sold-out sessions. After the success of the play, the last weekend of March is expected to be intense, with three different shows in three different cities.
Saturday the 25th, at 9.30 pm, at the Associação Recreativa e Cultural de Músicos, in Faro, Marco Martins, artistic co-director of Mákina de Cena and a jazz musician already well known to the Algarve public, performs at Bandas ao Figuras, an initiative of Teatro das Figuras, with Low Profile. In this new project, the composer appears in a quintet format – trumpet, accordion, bass, drums and voice – seeking to explore the limits of jazz sounds, as well as contributing to the creation of new content – combining tradition and contemporaneity – in this musical universe.
We continue, weekend away, with more jazz. Sunday, the 26th at 6 pm, it is the turn of Casa da Mákina, in Loulé, to receive the Nebuchadnezzar Group, in another MdC Jazz Club, an event that, monthly, has brought to this space some of the biggest names in the regional and national jazz scene . Nebuchadnezzar is a contemporary Jazz project, composed by Cláudio Alves on guitar, João Ferreira on keyboards/piano, Hugo Santos on double bass/electric bass and Maximiliano LLanos on drums.
And since there are no two without three, next Monday, March 27th, we will celebrate World Theater Day with the first out-of-doors tour of the Journey to the Center of the Earth, which, this time, will take place in Montemor-o- New, inserted in the Teatro Festival of this Alentejo municipality. The session, aimed at schools in the 2nd and 3rd cycles, will take place at Alma Box, at 10:30 am.
Already in April, the Mákina continues well oiled and at a fast pace. The Easter weekend will be marked by the start of the circulation of the show Samothrácias, which will premiere across borders, with sessions scheduled for April 8th and 9th at the Maison du Portugal in Paris. After opening in Loulé in October 2022 and a short tour of theaters in the Algarve and Lisbon, this theatrical creation by Mákina de Cena – a collective work by Carolina Santos, Leticia Blanc and Ulima Ortiz on the issue of female migration – begins , in the French Capital, another series of shows that will, over the next few months, run through several Portuguese cities, such as Sintra, Montemor o Novo and Coimbra.
Stay tuned, the year promises to be intense and full of news.