The Museum as Performance – 8th Edition

10 SEP 2022


2022 - O Museu Como Performance - Tirana

TIRANA is an immersive sound choreography that explores singing physicalities and the limits of the female voice, both in pitch and volume. The work addresses gender issues through the production and interpretation of sound. Inspiration is gathered from Portuguese folk songs and female polyphonic repertoire, which are traditionally sung in a loud and expansive manner and address themes of female labour, motherhood and violence. Sound artist, Inês Tartaruga Água, created an instrument for the work, bringing vast attention to the haptic nature of sound and the relationship of different resonant bodies in space. By creating movement and sound landscapes, we search for spaces in between, from breath to song.

10 SEP 2022, 15:30 - 17:30


(durational performance)

10 SEP 2022, 17:30 - 18:30

SYRINX, Installation of 4 bagpipes for TIRANA,


Choreography, Artistic Direction: Luísa Saraiva

Sound installation, instruments and activation: Inês Tartaruga Água

Performance: Alice Heyward, Fabíola Augusta, Luisa Fernanda Alfonso, Luísa Saraiva

Outside ear & Dramaturgic support: Francisco Antão

Research: Alice Heyward, Luísa Saraiva, Julius Gabriel

Costumes: Isabelle Lange

Light Design: Thaís Nepomuceno

Research and breath training: Sudeep Kumar Puthyaparambath

Vocal coach: Fabíola Augusta

Production direction: Apricot Productions (DE); Joana Silva (PT)

Aknowledgement: Grupo de Folclore Terras de Arões, Grupo de Cantares do Paúl, Arnaldo Saraiva,

Niklaus Bein.

Production: Crybaby GbR and Associação Calote Esférica.

Co-production: Fundação de Serralves and Museum Folkwang.

Supported by Nationale Performance Netz Stepping Out, Financided by Minister of State for Culture and Media for NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance, Kunststiftung NRW, República Portuguesa

- Cultura / Direcção Geral das Artes and Kulturamt der Stadt Essen.

With the support of CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva.


Luísa Saraiva
Luísa Saraiva
Luísa Saraiva
Luísa Saraiva

Luísa Saraiva is a choreographer and performer born in Porto, Portugal. She studied psychology at the University of Porto and dance at the Folkwang Arts University in Essen. In her choreographic practice she uses a transdisciplinary approach to movement, language and sound.

Her work and artistic practice developed through collaborations with artists such as Lea Letzel, Carlos Azeredo Mesquita, Senem Gökce Ogultekin and Catarina Miranda.

She was a recipient of the research scholarships INOV-Art, from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture in 2010 and of the one-year Individual Programme for the Development of Artists by the Nordrhein-Westfalen Ministry of Culture in 2017. She was selected for the danceWeb scholarship in 2019 under the mentorship of Mette Ingvartsen, Anne Juren and Annie Dorsen. Her piece A Concert in collaboration with Lea Letzel was awarded the NRW Ground Support Prize in 2018. In the season of 2019/2020 she was one of the choreographers-in-residence at the K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.

As a curator she worked together with the Folkwang Museum in Essen and Galeria Municipal do Porto on interdisciplinary formats. desenvolvido por Bondhabits. Agência de marketing digital e desenvolvimento de websites e desenvolvimento de apps mobile