Designed to run for 18 months, TABUROPA is an international research and theatre project on the topic of taboos that will be conducted in four selected countries: Portugal, Poland, Belgium and Germany. Based on their respective historical and cultural traditions, these four countries each stand for a different set of experiences in dealing with taboos and thus exemplify the diversity of Europe.


Arco Renz (Belgium) and the Performer from Teatro Praga (Portugal): Rita Morais, Nuno Leão, Ricardo Teixeira, Sonia Baptista.

INCUBADORA from Taburopa on Vimeo.

The performance investigates conflicts between the individual and the group, colourful inner tensions that manifest through the body. Taboos are largely dependent on the social and cultural context that they belong to. Rather than trying to represent these dependencies, the research in the frame of TABUROPA has led us to work with “taboos” as human physiological experiences in an experimental lab. The title refers to this situation as well as to the space and processes of exchange between mind and body.