Bowing Back

Madalena Victorino and guests · Portugal
Dance · Music · Spoken word

Odemira · Jardim Ribeirinho do Mira
10 · 12 · 13 NOV
Madalena Victorino and guests    •    Dance, music and spoken word    •    Portugal

Bowing Back

BOWING is a dance, music and spoken word performance. In this second edition, we migrated from São Teotónio to Odemira. We arrived with a new performance in which languages ​​are condensed in a great attempt to communicate.

Dozens of migrants from India, Punjab, Nepal, Bangladesh and China join forces with artists in the fields of movement, spoken word and music to create a piece together that will transform Odemira for three nights.

BOWING is an itinerant creation through the village, where the streets are filled with voices, dances, rhythms, as well as reinvented and yet to be invented words. It is the Portuguese language that proclaims itself nomadic, welcoming future peoples and generations with crossed by geographies as distant as they are present. BOWING is the right to have an accent. It is the time to translate a shout into Portuguese, a laugh into Hindi, a moan into Bangla, a sigh into Punjabi: native languages ​​of this new Alentejo in which we live.

Artistic credits

Madalena Victorino Artistic Direction

In co-creation and with the performance of

Inês Melo dance  Matilde Real word  Daniela Cruz dance  Francisco Thiago dance  João Oliveira dance  Manuel Ruiz word  Sara Paternesi dance  Rajendra Shiwakoti music and cultural mediation BOWING Nuclear Team

Aashika Kandel, Abdul Mutin, Abdur Rohim, Alma Whitelegg, António Franco, Arshpreet Kaur, Chiara Grilli, Cristina Rodrigues, Danae Gallet, Daniel Wang, Diogo Alves, Erwin Pols, Mohammad Faruk, Gursanjpreet Kaur, Helena Franco, Helena Loermans, Jagjeet Gill, Kamal Adhikari, Karan Kalia, Khalilur Rahman, Laxmi Khadka, Leonor Alves, Lian Whitelegg, Lilia Sudebi, Madalena Pulquério, Maitri Patel, Makhan Singh, Mehedi Shuvo, Milan Budha Magar, Naima Nabin, Naoli Gallet, Nayon Hawlader, Nusaiba Taima Nur, Pedro Simões, Prashant Khatri, Rohit Singh Saini, Saima Nabin, Syed Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Taranpreet Dhindsa, Teresa Teófilo, Usha Pathak, Yanai Whitelegg, Yangdu Sherpa, Yousef Mia, Yubika Magar among others Odemira’s municipality population

Pedro Salvador musical coordination and creation  Margarida Mestre choral creation and singer  Chão Maior - Yaw Tembe, Norberto Lobo, Leonor Arnaut, João Almeida, Ricardo Martins musical creation  Inderjeet Singh musical creation  Muhammad Shoaib musical creation  Manpreet Singh musical creation  Harjot Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Rajveer Singh musical creation Guest Artists

Joaquim Madaíl Lighting Design and Technical Direction

Carolina Ribeiro, Muhammad Shoaib Executive Production

Samuel Meyler, Marina Vismara Logistical and artistic support

Jasbeer Singh and sikhism community Cultural representation

Bakhta Magar, Adeep Magar, Gurpreet Singh Food

Amanpreet Kaur Henna painting

Jardim Ribeirinho do Mira
10 · 12 · 13 NOV thu, sat and sun 7:00PM

Duration  Aprox. 3 hours

Age rating  M/6+

Free entrance
subject to the location’s capacity

Since this performance takes place at night and outdoors, we recommend the use of warm and comfortable clothing.

Initially the show was scheduled to take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of November, as stated in our physical programmes. But due to incompatibilities of the agenda with other events in Odemira, it was necessary to change the presentation of the show to the 10th, 12th and 13th of November.