II Coriolis Meeting
Collaboration and Imagination for a more Sustainable future

The II Coriolis Meeting arises from the desire of a group of cultural organizations from Porto and the North Region to continue a movement of collaboration and learning, which began in 2020.

After the 1st meeting held in January 2023, at the Coliseu do Porto Ageas, under the theme of Audience Mediation, the 2nd meeting aims to create a space for sharing, reflection and joint learning about Sustainability in the Performing Arts. An informal one-day journey, made up of workshops, conversations, panel discussions and film viewing, to experiment and discuss more conscious and – socially and environmentally – also more responsible practices.


09h30 – 10h00
Reception of registered participants and new registrations.

10h00 – 10h15
Welcome and presentation

10h15 – 11h00
Intermediate spaces: local heating, with Esquiva Companhia de Dança
Preparation of the body and mind for the day ahead through active proposals for local and global warming in search of performative places.

11h00 – 12h45
Lichens, mycelia and water lilies: artistic practices in conversation, with Esquiva Companhia de Dança, Fogo Lento, Sonoscopia and Teatro do Frio
Sharing of regenerative artistic practices, followed by a conversation about the present from the point of view of creation, programming and production practices: where we are, how we create, how we produce, how we produce speeches, how we relate to the climate issue.

12h45 – 14h00
Lunch break

14h00 – 14h30
Cross meetings: dynamics to get to know who is here, with Instável and Nome Próprio

14h30 – 16h15
Policies for a sustainable culture: debate with Cristina Planas Leitão, Mónica Guerreiro and Vânia Rodrigues
The present and future in cultural policies in the face of the ecological imperative. How policies can guide and trap the way.

16h15 – 16h30
Coffee break

16h30 – 18h00
AND operating mode: workshop, with Fernanda Eugénio
Direct and experiential investigation of the singular and collective mechanisms of coexistence, proposing concrete tools to enhance processes of collaboration, co-learning and negotiation of coexistence.

18h00 – 18h15
Pausa para café

18h15 – 19h30
Águas do Pastaza: documentary and conversation with Inês T. Alves and Figura Nacional
It is along the Pastaza River, which travels from Ecuador to Peru, that we find the Achua community that Inês T. Alves visited without necessarily intending to make a film. But the curiosity and independence of the children she met — fluent in fishing, cooking or crafts — gave rise to this work. Documentary, Portugal, 2022, 61′

19h30 – 20h30
Futures: co-imaginative dynamics, with Crónica Pitoresca
Co-creative dynamics of launching clues, suggestions, questions, databases for the future.

20h30 – 22h00
Deseclipse: sharing at dinner, with Ana Rita Xavier and Aura
Deseclipse is a partnership between Instável – Centro Coreográfico and Ana Rita Xavier, Aura and Joana Couto and consists of a space for conversation, sharing and demystification of themes related to the state of art and culture that raises topics, questions and problems. A safe, circular space where everyone can intervene and assist.
For the 2nd edition of Coriolis, we prepared a dinner that promotes the meeting and crossing of ideas, thoughts and reflections around sustainability – ecological, economic, human and social.

22h00 – 23h00
Musical selection João Ricardo / Sonoscopia

Oct 31 / Central Elétrica, Porto

9:30 to 23:00

Entry is free, prior registration is required using the form available here!

Central Elétrica offers free parking.

Coriolis – Movimento para a Sustentabilidade was promoted by Instável – Centro Coreográfico in partnership with Rede Inducar and financed through the Cidadãos Ativ@s / EEA Grants program. Through a training program and encouraging collaboration, Coriolis intended to encourage improvement and strengthen relationships between 30 cultural organizations in the territory. They are ACE Teatro do Bolhão, Circolando CRL, Coliseu Porto Ageas, Companhia de Teatro Os Quatro Ventos, Crónica Pitoresca, Instável – Centro Coreográfico, Erva Daninha, Esquiva Companhia de Dança, Fértil, Fogo Lento, Figura Nacional, INAC, Nome Próprio, Projeto Expressar, Sonoscopia, Teatro da Didascália and Varazim Teatro.