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Vera Mantero [CANCELLED]

Vera Mantero [CANCELLED]

The Clean and the Dirty

Vera Mantero [CANCELLED]

The Clean and the Dirty

© Tuna. O Limpo e o Sujo.
© Tuna. O Limpo e o Sujo.
© Tuna. O Limpo e o Sujo.
© Tuna. O Limpo e o Sujo.
© Tuna. O Limpo e o Sujo.

“In reality, life isn’t a clean thing. Recognising this would go halfway towards making it less dirty, or, in other words, towards the possibility of making ourselves happier.”

Ana Cristina Leonardo

Vera Mantero’s work moves between two necessities: the questioning of subjectivity and the interaction with the outside world (of which human beings are an integral part). The Clean and the Dirty focuses on the umbilical relationship between these two practices, placing them in the debate about the sustainability of the human presence on the planet. Where the ecological discourse maintains that we need to change our lifestyle and our relationship with the environment, Mantero sees a parallel with artistic practices, particularly in relation to the performing arts. “There is a significant place for the body in these questions (...) it is the place that favours the activation of the senses and of thought, and which intensifies our relationship with everything around us. All of this has to do with energy, movement, intensity and desire, and that is what creates meaning in life.”

The Clean and the Dirty was awarded five stars in the Público newspaper, and was chosen as one of the best shows in 2016 by the weekly newspaper Expresso.

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© Tuna. The Clean and the Dirty.

20 MAR 2021
SAT 19:00

Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
14€ (discounts)
Duration 60 min


Following the Direção-Geral da Saúde [Portuguese Public Health Authority] recommendations devised to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), and according to the contingency plan in place, Culturgest informs it will be closed from January 15 until the end of the lockdown. For refunds please contact

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, following ACT - Art, Climate, Transition project

ACT Art Climate Transition

Direção artística

Vera Mantero


Elizabete Francisca, Vera Mantero, Volmir Cordeiro


Elizabete Francisca, Francisco Rolo, Vera Mantero

original music

João Bento

scenography, costume design

João Ferro Martins

light design

Eduardo Abdala


Manuel Abrantes


Carolina Campos

artistic residence

Materiais Diversos


O Rumo do Fumo


Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, CND — centre d’art pour la danse, Musée de la Danse — Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne

Special thanks

Carolina Campos, Vítor Roriz


Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional, IP / Estágios Emprego, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / Pólo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista, EGEAC, Culturgest

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