Manuel d’Oliveira conceived the opening show “Os Nossos Afectos”, for 2012 european culture capital, featuring Rio Kyao, Cristina Branco and Chico César.


“… making people think is everything. And the restlessness is the only leaver that can shift the world: being restless means teaching, educating, convincing and awaking.”


“Os Nossos Afectos” is the title we gave to the opening show for Guimarães 2012, European Culture Capital.

As we like to call it, a fantasy, a restlessness in four rhythms: remembering, talking, experimenting, wishing.

A multidisciplinary show where music, dance, theatre, video and plastic arts are mixed into a common interactive event.

With a positive communication architecture, gratifying and ludic we intend to wow, involve and leave a mark with a cultural and artistic sense that correspond to the high expectations that are inherent to a show of this responsibility.

A challenge proposed to the community to share this adventure, inviting other people, mixing knowledges, mixing origins, mixing solid experiences.

With this in mind, we proposed making an event built on an original idea, eminently interactive, of great impact and specularity, one where the reading simplicity and the narrative quality transmit an immediate complicity to the spectator, one that will always be, under any circumstances, a special moment of magic and dazzle that brings back collective memories.

Manuel d’Oliveira e Élio Correia


Design and General Management:
Manuel D’Oliveira

Screenplay and Staging:
Élio Correia

Andreia Garcia

Joana Antunes

Vanessa Freitas

Multimedia Contents:
Elixir Music Portugal

Lighting Design:
Pedro Leston

Sound Design:
Elixir Music Portugal

Manuel D’Oliveira

Musical Direction and arrangements:
Manuel D’Oliveira e Carlos Garcia

Maestro Rui Massena e Carlos Garcia

Featured Artists:
Cristina Branco
Chico César
Rão Kyao
DJ – Manó

Manuel d’Oliveira – Acoustic, electric and Braguesa guitars
Carlos Garcia – Piano
João Frade – Accordion
Bernardo Couto – Portuguese guitar
Cícero Lee – Electric bass and contrabass
João Ferreira – Percussion
Marito Marques – Drums

Special participations:
Fundação Orquestra Estúdio | Conducted by Maestro Rui Massena
A Outra Voz Grupo de Caixas e Bombos Nicolinos | Conducted by Mário Gonçalves

Local executive production:
Elixir Music Portugal

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