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A series of conversations guided by Cristina Peres and directed by João Afonso Vaz, broadcasted on EVC's Youtube channel, dedicated to artists from Angola, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. The series, which began in 2023, moves into the new season with the release of six new episodes.

Coming to its 3rd edition, which follows a series of conversations dedicated to artists and cultural activists from Mozambique, A Collection for Tomorrow will travel the Atlantic axis in 2023 and early 2024. Cristina Peres invites creators from Angola, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe, in a total of seven episodes.

Few people remember the social distance imposed by the pandemic that in 2020 and 2021 forced us to imagine other possibilities to communicate and provoke unusual encounters. The positive part of these limitations was the way we overcame them and how we got quite far. We gained the perspective that allowed us to ask the questions we had not yet asked, and we listened to the resonance of the experiences far beyond the time in which they happened. We decided to engage in conversation.
2021 was the first year of A Collection for Tomorrow, ten conversations with ten people invited to reflect on artistic creation, world, art, and politics, bringing together a whole of experiences that contributed to and constituted the movement which, organized in such a unique way over the last 30, 40 years, brought us here.
Along the way, we have influenced each other. In 2022, and because dance travels, it moves, comes back and compares itself, we invented a way of building a two-way bridge connecting Lisbon to Maputo. Actually, it already existed; what we did was invite those who made the journey from here to there and from there to here to tell us all about it in a new collection of ten conversations. At what point did we discover things that are better than ourselves while at the same time finding in ourselves traces of what we imagined would be from others?
The invisible threads that link the body's memory to all other memories are not easily exhausted - this was the conclusion of these new ten conversations that we gathered at a distance. So, why not spread the discussion, moving from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic, and propose again in 2023 a new Collection for Tomorrow? Lisbon - Cape Verde, Angola and S. Tomé and Príncipe are waiting for a connection.
Cristina Peres, 2023

Invited artists:

Ana Clara Guerra Marques (Angola)
Aneth e Miguel Carlos (Angola)
António Tavares (Cape Verde)
Bibiana Figueiredo (São Tomé e Príncipe)
Lucièny Cabral & Nuno Barreto (Cape Verde)
Mano Preto (Cape Verde)
Mónica Anapaz (Angola)

You can watch the program HERE.

Capture and editing

Maus da Fita

Translation and subtitles

Margarida Bak Gordon


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