terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2012


More and more, I find my love for the Oscars tacky, teenager/nerd-like and just plain weird. It's always the same thing, rarely is it as good as you predict it to be...
But still, I embrace the tackiness, I do.
And, in that same spirit, here are the nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards:

PS. For nerds: you may try to read about the nominations while listening to the clip below.


11 nominations, including Picture, Director, Cinematography, Score and Adapted Screenplay.

The Artist

10 nominations, including Supporting Actress, Score and Original Screenplay

The Descendants

5 nominations: Picture, Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing

Seventeen times and counting...

The Tree of Life: one of my personal favorites (3 nominations)


6 nominations, including Actor, supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay

Tune in on February 26th, 2012 for the whole show, this year hosted by Billy Crystal (thank god...). Or come to my place and tune in. And bring snacks.

sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2012

We get along, we do

My friend Chet Baker singing and playing There will never be another you. Damn, he was good!

quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2012


Today, I had to write, for the very first time, my artistic curricular profile. This is me:

Nasceu em Edmonton, no Canadá, em 1983. Fez o curso de Montagem Teatral pelo Teatro Kaos. Frequenta a licenciatura em Estudos Artísticos, variante de Artes do Espectáculo, na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Teve formação com Edward Dufão, Helena Serôdio, Maria João Brilhante, Jonathan Weightman, Mário Jorge Torres e Anabela Mendes.  Trabalhou com o grupo de Teatro The Lisbon Players como operador de som, responsável de produção e director de comunicação. Dirigiu o Serviço Educativo na 1ª edição do festival Encontros de Novas Dramaturgias Contemporâneas, co-produção do Colectivo 84 e do São Luiz Teatro Municipal. Traduziu textos dramáticos de Mickael de Oliveira, Dimìtris Dimitriàdis e Frédéric Sonntag. Trabalha como director de produção na estrutura Colectivo 84. 

sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2012

Freedom theatre

Heiner Müller wrote about Pina Bausch, in an introduction for a book. Longtime friends, they shared a special relationship that was many times echoed in both their aesthetics. Considering the studied sources, write about Bausch's work and the idea of a Freedom Theatre.

So I did.

terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2012

New Cycle

Can't help but wonder if there really is a new "era" starting with this year. For some reason, I always had 28 in mind as the start of a different time in my life. I suppose in many aspects it is a new life, it is a different time.
I'm in love in a very new and wonderful way (which I am still discovering how to deal with and how it manifests and reflects in my life and mind), I'm feeling more comfortable with my job and my place in that same world (even though that notion is still developping and growing and I still can't say I am satisfied with this new work mode I've been in for the last six months), I've been thinking about things that weren't present before, or at least that seemed distant and those perspectives make me feel like time is moving and so am I. I'm learning how to deal with distance from people I love, miss and need in my life. I'm past the "schock" phase of not being able to grasp the possibility of being away from them and now coming more to terms with how I feel and how I can cope with that distance.

Even some things are taking center stage in my life, like being honest about who I am and how I'm living my life, and spreading to unkown areas in my life (or at least I'm feeling that need and considering acting upon it).

But still... will this year be that different from last year? Was 2010 different from the year before? I wonder if this feeling of "promise of change" is natural in us, because of the change of year, and we, humans, have that habit of thinking a change in calendar brings a change in our lives. Maybe nothing will change.

Well, I can't believe that...! I must feel that things are moving, and, obviously, moving forward. Maybe this is it: maybe we, humans, need to believe that our lives are evolving into something better and closer to a notion of perfection we created for ourselves. Well, this seems kind of obvious... Aha moment: fail.

At the same time, we make our lives, right? So, if we want our lives to be different, we have to turn them into something different. I'm trying to be more active in that sense. I'm trying to make things happen, but not only is it hard, but at the same time, I don't really know in what direction to go... I'm trying to be better, much better and faster at my job. I'm trying to do good in school. I'm trying to be more enlightened with my friends. I'm trying to invest more in my relationship and sabotage it much less. These are concrete things that I want. But I don't know where things are going otherwise...

I just hope that 28 really is different. I'm feeling a little more mature and the weight of the age 28 certainly scares me. I know that this might be a recurring feeling from now on, but nevertheless, it's here.

And maybe I should turn that into something, well, brilliant.