Performance ‘chí£o de novo’ | Macau & Timor

Performance ‘chí£o de novo’ | Macau & Timor

The Arte Institute is pleased to present ‘chão de novo’, a combined performance with the Angolan writer Ondjaki and Brazilian cellist Maria Clara Valle, taking place in Macau and Timor.

Fundação Oriente – Jardim da Casa Garden
Praça Luís de Camões, 13 – Macau
November 2, 2019 – 7.30 PM

Hotel Timor
Rua Martires da Pátria, Dili
November 5, 2019 – 7 PM

About ‘chão de novo’:
Combined performance with a cellist and storyteller. Live show, writing and playing, music and words lead to moments of enchantment and improvisation of music and writing. Human sensations, senses and cardinal points for rediscovering.

Ondjaki was born in Luanda (Angola), in 1977. He writes prose, poetry, children’s books, short stories, novels, drama and film scripts. He wrote the script of a documentary about his home town Luanda called ‘Hope the pitanga cherries grow – tales of Luanda’ (2006). Some of his books are translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, English and Chinese. Ondjaki won the José Saramago Award in 2013 (Portugal), with his book “Os transparentes”; the FNLIJ Award in 2011 in the category of “Literature in Portuguese Language”, with his book “Uma escuridão bonita” (Pallas, Brasil); the Litterature- Monde Award in 2016 in the category of “Non French Literature”, with his book “Os transparentes” (France). 

Maria Clara  Valle, is a brazilliancellist, composer, arranger and musical educator, resident in Rio de Janeiro, graduated from the Federal University of São João del Rei (MG – 2016). She was a member of the Itiberê Orquestra Família for ten years, participating in the recording of its three albums and of several presentations and workshops in Brazil and Latin America.  Currently, she is a member of the string quartet cAis, on which she develops a work of improvisation and creation with female string players, exploring and opening space for the construction of female musical performance. She also acts as a side musician in Jonas Hocherman Septet. She recently formed a Duo with singer-songwriter Luisa Lacerda.  Is part of Coletivo Essa Mulher, a group of women composers and musicians who intends to interweave music, historical documentation and reflection on female musical practice. She is also the idealizer of the home concert project “Som na Toca”, an itinerant and collaborative cultural production project. She is also touring with the scenic spectacle “Sobre o Mar”, with Ondjaki,  through countries like Brasil, Angola and São Tomé. And finally composing an original track for the children’s musical play “Ombela”, inspired by the work of the same name, by Ondjaki.

Support in Macau |
| Fundação Oriente
| AFA – Art For All Society

Support in Timor |
| Fundação Oriente – Timor Leste
| Embaixada do Brasil
| BNU Timor