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E.LO – Showcase Instável

E.LO is a project by Instável, which aims to bring emerging creators from the north of the country closer to programming circuits, in order to reduce the difficulties they encounter in promoting and touring their pieces. It consists of a virtual showcase where three creators and at least three programmers meet and dialogue in each session. Through a positive and constructive approach, sharing, mutual learning and non-hierarchical relationships are encouraged.

The sessions are facilitated by journalist and dance critic Cláudia Galhós. The jury committee responsible for choosing creators is composed of Ana Figueira (Instável), Dina Magalhães (Festival Circular), Luís André Sá (Festival Planalto).


Past sessions

The first session of E.LO – Showcase Instável took place on November 15, 2022, via Zoom, with creators Ana Renata Polónia, Guilherme Sousa and Pedro Azevedo, and Mercedes Quijada, and programmers Bruno Reis, Catarina Saraiva and Fátima Alçada.

The second session took place on November 30, 2022, also virtually, and was attended by the following creators: Aura, Carminda Soares and Maria R. Soares, and Duarte Valadares. Filipe Marado, Mickael Oliveira and Mónica Guerreiro were the programmers.

Ana Rita Xavier and Sofia Alvernaz, Rebecca Moradalizadeh, and Marta Ramos were the creators who attended the third session, which took place on the 17th of January, 2023. The selected creators were joined by programmers Bruno dos Reis, Dina Lopes and Vasco Neves.