Press Release


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Once upon a time, at an uncertain space and time, somewhere in the evolution from mice to men, one being enclosed within its own labyrinth. The director Ricardo Neves-Neves and the performer and clown Rui Paixão gather for the first time to create a show with no text, loaded with visual and sound effects. On stage, we’re transported to a retro-futuristic universe in garden-green tones, filled with renaissance statues, one giant octopus, swarms of bees, scary owls and bratty vacuum cleaners. In between laughter and horror, nonsense and the meaning of life, among theater, dance and performance, Hamster Clown approahces dreams and nightmares, moments of confinement and release. And it’s not very relevant if we’re either man or mice – in there we’ll all be skinned.

Gabriela Lourenço

Cast & Creative

Directed Ricardo Neves-Neves
Cast Rui Paixão 

Set Design José Manuel Castanheira
Design Assistant António Muralha
Set design assistants Ambra Orlandelli, Fernanda Costa e Sara Brandt
Characterization and Props Cristóvão Neto
Props Assistance Nuno Encarnação, Patrícia Pescada, Paula Cabral and Fernando Sebastião
Sculptors António Gonçalves, Álvaro Jesus, Helena Fernandes, Bruno Bordalo, Hernâni Miranda and Cristóvão Neto
Costume Design Rafaela Mapril
Costume Assistance Beatriz Cabral, Eliana Lima, Larissa Cintra e Teresa Ferreira
Confection Lígia Garrido, Eduardo Vaz e Helena Jardim
Light design José Álvaro Correia
Follow-Spotter Leonor Pardal
Sound engeneering and design Sérgio Delgado
Video design Oskar&Gaspar
Object manipulation Adriana Gonçalves, António Agnes, André Magalhães, Eliana Lima, Fernanda Costa, Juliana Campos, Rita Carolina Silva

Art Designer José Pinheiro @o_pinheirojose
Promotional Photography Estelle Valente
Stage photography Alípio Padilha, Estelle Valente
Promotional video Eduardo Breda

Diretor Assistance Gonçalo Martins and Gonçalo Rios

Production and Communication TdE Mafalda Simões
Executive production Andreia Alexandre
Produção Culturproject Nuno Pratas
Executive Production Adriana Gonçalves
Diffusion José Leite

Partnerships Billyboom, Candy Cloud, Caixa Económica Operária, Convento Inn and Artist Residencies -, Frescos Produções, Make it Happen, Pecosita-Pepito, CML/Pelouro da Cultura no âmbito do RAAML/Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Santomargo - Construções, Lda, Portuguese Shoes - PERLATO

Co-Production São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Cineteatro Louletano, Theatro Circo de Braga, Centro de Arte de Ovar, Centro Cultural Malaposta, 23 Milhas, Culturproject, Teatro do Eléctrico

60 MIN | M/14


In 2022:
Ílhavo, Casa da Cultura de Ílhavo, 18 MAR
Braga, Theatro Circo, 9 e 10 SET

Featured in:
Odivelas, Centro Cultural Malaposta (2021)
, Centro de Arte de Ovar (2021)
Loulé, Cineteatro Louletano (2021)
Lisboa, São Luiz Teatro Municipal (2021)

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