Companhia Maior is a creative project in the area of contemporary performing arts, developed with elderly artists. Launched in 2010, at the initiative of Luísa Taveira, Companhia promotes creativity in the elderly, working with several generations of creators in the interdisciplinary context of contemporary creation.
Renowned artists, including Tiago Rodrigues, Clara Andermatt, Mónica Calle, Tim Etchells, Jorge Andrade, Pedro Penim, Joana Craveiro, Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz, have created original works for Companhia Maior, highlighting the uniqueness of the cast and their capacity for expression and communication.
Companhia Maior’s innovative character sparks important debate about active ageing in Portuguese society and the role of art and culture in seeking effective solutions for a full social life.
Companhia Maior is active on a regular basis and is involved with training in various subjects and formats linked to the creations it produces.
Workshop with Jorge Andrade, CCB, 2014