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Aurora Negra / Black Sunrise

Aurora Negra, Portugal

German premiere ¡Adelante!
German premiere ¡Adelante!
in Portuguese, Cape Verdean and Guinea-Bissau Creole with German supertitles
[recommended for ages 15 and up ]

»How are Black people represented in a theatre landscape that is still dominated by white people? Aurora Negra have created a manifesto for the visibility and participation of Black people on and off stage.« — The Curators.


It starts with a women singing in Creole. She speaks Chokwe. She speaks Portuguese. She’s followed by three women who are not from Portugal, speaking the same three languages. Disposition, personality and life path intersect in every one of these three women, making it certain that nothing will ever be as it was. They are looking for the deepest roots of their cultures and they celebrate their heritage to be able to assert themselves as the protagonists of their own stories. 

The collective Aurora Negra was founded by Cleo Diára, Isabél Zuaa and Nádica Yracema in 2020 to create a space for their stories with their own fictions, voices and bodies. They are currently working on their third stage production »A Missão da Missão« (The Mission of the Mission). 


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By and with
Cleo Diára, Isabél Zuaa, Nádia Yracema
Tony Cassanelli
José Capela, Maria dos Prazeres, Marina Tabuado
Technical Director
Roger Madureira
Light Design and Video Mapping
Felipe Drehmer
Light and Sound
Júlio Brechó
Original Composition and Sound Design
Carolina Varela, Yaw Tembe
Casting Voice-over
Inês Vaz
Props and Styling
Eloisa D’Ascensão, Jorge Carvalhal
Dramaturgic Assistants
Sara Graça, Teresa Coutinho
Movement Assistant
Bruno Huca
Research Assistant
Melánie Petremont
Creative Support
Bruno Huca, Inês Vaz
Cama A.C
Executive Producer
Maria Tsukamoto
Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, O Espaço do Tempo, Teatro Viriato
Winner of the second edition of the Bolsa Amélia Rey Colaço, which aims to support productions by young artists and emerging companies.
Espetáculo vencedor da segunda edição da Bolsa Amélia Rey Colaço, destinada a apoiar a produção de espetáculos de jovens artistas e companhias emergentes.

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