Artist residency

New Kids 2.0

Applications for the casting are open from 30 April to 7 May.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 7 MAY 2024
AUDITIONS FROM 13 TO 16 MAY 2024

The MFF Academy opens its doors to all Gen Z creative talents for “New Kids 2.0”.

This innovative artistic residency aims to train and coach new artists from various disciplines in the theatre and performing arts, through a team of mentors, in the creation of a show that will be presented during the MFF Festival.

Who can apply (examples):

Performer; technologist; digital artist; musician; poet; actor; writer; dancer; street artist; set designer; scriptwriter; light designer; but not only…

Age: between 18 and 27

The call is open to all urban and peri-urban artists between the ages of 18 and 27, and especially encourages the participation of women and young people with disabilities.

Scenic disciplines: performance – music – video – sound – electronics – designer – light

Technological disciplines: programming and development of games and simulations – UX and UI design – 3D modelling and animation – augmented reality and mixed reality

How to apply:

Fill in the application form (in Portuguese) available and present themselves for the auditions between 13 and 16 May 2024 and be available for:

The Creative Residencies:

Phase 1: from 1 to 15 July 2024
Phase 2: from 2 to 30 September 2024
Phase 3: from 21 October to 1 November 2024

Exhibition of results: from 4 to 8 November 2024.

Click here to access the application form

NB: for further information on this call, click on the link above.

Semester Calendar

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July

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September

Academy New Kids and Radar

Residencies
2nd month of residency for New Kids, vol. 2

 

October

Online platform, Radar, Academie and New Kids

Residencies
Show season for New Kids vol. 2

November

R.U.I., research and residencies

Residencies
Potential New Kids concerts, launch of the New Kids concept, volume 3

December

Launch of the MFF Academy

Official launch of the Academy, date and more information coming soon

January

Open calls for residencies and research

Residences
Open call, launch of the new New Kids 2024 concept

February

Selections and casting

Residencies
Selection of the international residency project

New Kids 2024″ casting call opens

March

Ongoing activities

Composition of the Festival’s initial programme

Residency in progress

Casting of the New Kids 2024

April

Ongoing activities

Composition of the initial Festival program

Residency in progress

Casting the New Kids 2024

May

Ongoing activities

Finalisation of the Festival programme

Residency in progress

New Kids
Developing the show

June

Ongoing activities

Festival organisation

Residency in progress

New Kids
Looking for complementary skills for training courses.

July

Ongoing activities

Festival organisation

Residency in progress

New Kids
Pre-production of the residency

August

Ongoing activities

Residencies
Proposal for final output

1st month of the New Kids residency

September

Ongoing activities

Residencies
Finalising the exhibition or installation for the festival

2nd month of residency for the New Kids

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December

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New Kids: art can be dreamt of and become real

Previously,  in New Kids…

Dreaming and making art out of vocation, talent and profession is the essence of what the Ne Kids musical project revealed, created as part of Maputo Fast Forward, which took place for the second year running.

In three sessions, between 5 and 7 October, at the historic Avenida Theatre in Maputo, the five artists on stage tried to represent a whole vision and feeling of making art based on families, society and their personal commitment. Art starts from a dream, passing through the idea of a hobby until it becomes an unavoidable path in life.

The show lasted around 50 minutes, with drama running through the music and words loaded with messages that break the inclination towards the abstract. From the outset, the versatility and multi-faceted nature of the emerging artists, many of whom have the talent to handle music production software, voice capture, the use of sound effects, the transgression of standards when looking at different artistic genres, were the starting points for moulding things in their own way and in a way rarely seen in Maputo.

All the diversity connected by the staging made the audience experience a different kind of show. This musical experience is what the initiative, implemented by 16Neto, this year financed by the Sound Connects Fund and the Swiss Cooperation, is all about.

Not wanting to be purely musical, but also without being theatrical, lyrical or erudite, New Kids conveyed the lifestyle of the new generation of Mozambican musicians, which ranges from abstraction, art for art’s sake to satirising social dilemmas. But above all, the cast showed that the idea was to let the talent speak in the way it commands at the moment.

New Kids revealed to a wider audience that is unlikely to be familiar with the 16 Neto programme, where these artists have already had experience of performing, the talents who alone, only understood and helped by new technologies, make their music and the performance of their lives, sometimes misunderstood or simply without access to traditional channels of exposure. 

And the protagonists and their roles. First of all, the way the show opened, with Hyuta Cezar, a young Hip Hop artist, sitting on the edge of the stage, at a table with working instruments, a sound desk, a computer, like a conductor, conducting the show closed up in his world of gadgets that many young talents certainly have in their bedrooms. 

Ita das Dores, until then a relative unknown, played the lead role, with Samuel Menezes Jr, who centred the drama, being the main character in a story of drug addiction and family fatalities in which music and art are a balm.

PIZZAWPINEAPPLES (pseudonym of Bruno Saranga), who gave a performance that stood out in the collective. Mozambican singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound engineer, photographer and visual artist.  

Bassist Márcia Luisa F. Pascoal, who has some stage experience, having played in the band “As Marias”, a project linked to UEM’s School of Communication and Arts, and in other musical projects, was confident in her playing and musical interpretation.

The New Kids will now be able to take wing and fly to other venues. The Production team is studying possibilities to programme more performances so that more people can enjoy the musical experience.

People

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Singer and bassist

Márcia

Pascoal

Singer and Violinist

Samuel

Meneazes Jr

Rapper and producer

Hyuta

Cezar

Singer

Ita

Das Dores

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