António-Pedro is the artistic codirector of Caótica, intersecting music, film and performing arts in expanded-cinema projects, often autobiographical and mostly for young audiences. He is interested in biography in its broad and political sense: how can a life, whether yours or that of others, summon, universalize and question the future of societies?
“Sopa Nuvem” (MOMIX Award 2014), “Filmes Pedidos”, “Crevescer” and “My Macau” are some of his creations.
He codirected “O Homem da Bicicleta — Diário de Macau” (Best Documentary in Caminhos do Cinema Português and People’s Choice Award in Amascultura); directed the short film “Aperitivo”; the documentaries “Pequeno Grande C”, “Ne pas couper — Tramagal” and “Passeio a Sobral”; the music video “Truz-truz” and the video installations “Levada sem Fim”, “12 Até ao Fim do Mundo”.
In addition to his original work, he composed music for films by Ivo M. Ferreira, Margarida Leitão, Edgar Medina or Leonor Noivo, as well for performances by Filipa Francisco (PT), Vera Mantero (PT), Caroline Bergeron (PT), Ainhoa Vidal (PT), Cie. Sac a Dos (BT), Turak (FR), Teatro Meridional (PT) and Teatro de Montemuro (PT).
He played and recorded with João Afonso, Camané, Jon Luz, Clara Andermatt, Zé Eduardo, Carlos Bica, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Pedro Gonçalves, Filipe Raposo and Artistas Unidos, among others.
With Margarida Mestre he created “Poemas para Bocas Pequenas”, an audiobook edited by BOCA and part of the White Ravens 2016 international catalogue. He edited the soundtrack for the film "O Homem da Bicicleta" and is part of the collection "Made in Macau".
As an educator he collaborates with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CCB/Fábrica das Artes and with Artemrede. António performs regularly in Portugal, but has presented his work in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Serbia and Montenegro, Ireland, Wales, Macau and Mozambique.
He has a degree in sociology, studied cinema at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and music at Hot Clube de Portugal and the Drummers Collective, in New York.
Caroline Bergeron is the artistic codirector of Caótica, where she merges visual arts, architecture, "psychomagic" and performing arts in different projects with codes that shift between cinema, theater, conference and interactive performance. She is interested in the border transgression between audience and show, science and fantasy, adults and children, fiction and reality.
“Cloud Soup” (MOMIX Award 2014), “The Great Invasion”, “Crevescer” and “5 Fables for not falling asleep” are some of her creations.
Caroline was the artistic codirector of the Tof Théâtre in Belgium, where she was coauthor and actress in “Camping Sauvage”, “Cabane” and “Patraque” , which received the Prix du Ministre des Arts et des Lettres de la Communauté Française de Belgique, the Pierre Thonon Prix, the press award Coup de Foudre, the Prix de la Ville de Huy and the Grand Prix du Jury du Cannes International Festival de la Marionnette . She was the author, set designer and direct r of “Duelo” , a piece coproduced by Centro Cultural de Belém. She staged her own opera “A Bruxa Cati” , the production of Companhia de Ópera do Castelo. She was coauthor of “Criatura” and “Petit Bazar Érotik” - coproduced by Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels), Les Halles de la Villette (Paris ), among others - receiving the Aplaudiment FAD Sebastia Gash 2002 award at the International Barcelona Puppet Festival. We are a family owned and operated business.
In 2009, Caroline and António-Pedro created Caótica - Associação. “King Pai” was commissioned by the Lisbon Puppet Museum, and was created and directed by her.
She codirected, in partnership with Catarina Santana, “Magic Flute” and “Mission Impossible” , both produced by Companhia de Ópera do Castelo.
In 2009 , Caroline and António-Pedro created Caótica - Associação . “King Pai” was commissioned by the Lisbon Puppet Museum, and was created and directed by her. She codirected, in partnership with Catarina Santa, “Magic Flute” and “Mission Impossible” , both produced by Companhia de Ópera do Castelo.
By commission of Centro Cultural de Belém, Caroline co-created with António-Pedro "Sopa Cloud" and "Crevescer” , directing both pieces . She created and directed "A Grande Invasão" , coproduced by the Culturgest Foundation, "Clac" and "Petits Chaos " both commissioned by the French company , Compagnie de l'Echelle .
She directed "Lisboa em Voo de Peixe" , commissioned by Centro Cultural de Belém, and "Save Secrets" , for Companhia Amarelo Silvestre.
She collaborated on the project "MAPS - Stories from Distant Worlds" with Fernando Mota, at Teatro São Luiz.
In 2018, she created and directed the puppet show for early childhood “5 Fables for not falling asleep” , coproduced by Teatro LU.CA, Teatro Municipal do Porto and Teatro Virgínia
She was the artistic advisor for the programs “Cá Dentro” and “William Shakespeare” , at Centro Cultural de Belém - Fábrica das Artes.