ExQuorum (Evora, Portugal)

Transadmin/ December 14, 2016/ partners

Based on public interrogation processes, ExQuorum intends to establish (local and international) dramaturgical and artistic interventions, encouraging active citizenship (working with students, amateur actors, youth groups from other local institutions), based on intergenerational researches (involving older people, namely by collecting their memories), through theatre creation dynamics, inspired all the time by different disciplinary sources – such as economics, politics, sociological areas.

Since 2006, ExQuorum works continuously on cultural programming and artistic production, having been responsible per example for “Encontro de Ani+ 2007” (international meeting of investigation projects), “Like a paddler adrift” performance tourney (Aveiro/ Évora/ Paris/ Kraków, with Theatre Young Creators Portuguese 2008 and 2009 distinctions), “30 and something in a the slow death camp” (initiative about Tarrafal, with Lusophony Creations award, developed between Portugal and Cape Verde, in 2009), “War/Crisis 2011-2012” (local programme to share, record and recreate memories of colonial Portuguese war); ExQuorum has also taken part in International Conference to Oral Tradition (Ourense/Spain 2010 and Évora 2012) and was partner in europen projects such as “Sifnos Crisis” (supported in 2013 by Youth in Action) and “World Crisis Theatre” 2012-2014 (supported by Programme Culture).

In summary, until the end of 2018, ExQuorum produced/created 37 performances (most of them with original, portuguese or bilingual texts), involving long creation processes in relationship with several local/ international institutions, promoted more than 95 workshops and 24 artistic residences, streamlined and participated in 20 festivals and welcomed more than 40 creators.

During these years, ExQuorum´s activities were supported by several entities, such as Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Institute Mediterranean, Spain Embassy, Acto – Dramatic Art Institute, National Centre for Culture/ Portuguese Institute for Youth, Municipality of Évora, D.G.Artes – the public funding for arts, IEFP – the public institute for employment, working in an intimate relationship with different institutions such as Cricoteka (Kraków), Washington, Malta and Cape Verdean Universities, Centre for Art History, Centre for the Studies in Letters and Theatre Department from University of Évora, Senior University of Évora, Portuguese Cultural Centres in Praia and Mindelo (Cape Verde), CEAI, CENDREV, Cercidiana, Red Cross, Cáritas, among many others.


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