Actress and storyteller Milai has died

Funeral takes place tomorrow

Photo: Paulo Tomé, Performance RE(a)D About 2021

Milai (Maria Adelaide Fonseca), multidisciplinary artist, but particularly known for her work as an actress and accountant, died yesterday, Thursday, November 30th, at the age of 48, victim of a prolonged illness.

Today, December 1st, Milai's family and friends will hold a tribute vigil, from 18:30 pm to 20:00 pm at Teatro das Figuras, in Faro, in the Small Auditorium (artists’ entrance).

Funeral ceremonies will take place tomorrow, Saturday, at the Crematorium of Faro, in the municipality's New Cemetery, with the wake taking place in the crematorium chapel at 13 pm and the cremation at 00 pm.

Adriana Freire Nogueira, regional director of Culture for the Algarve, went public yesterday to mourn the death of Maria Adelaide Fonseca.

Natural from Guimarães, where she was born in 1975, and graduated in Environmental Engineering, «Milai was a multidisciplinary artist, in the areas of writing (stories, dramaturgy and poetry), theater, performance, video-performance, painting and artistic installation, oral storytelling, artistic direction, artistic programming in cultural infrastructures, singing and gala presentations, production, casting and direction of actors in theater and cinema and social volunteering», according to Adriana Nogueira.

She was co-founder of Figo Lampo-Cultural and Environmental Association. At the beginning of 2020, she created the show with the community 'Diz Coração!' for the Municipal Museum of Olhão and the video performance 'Prelúdio de Amor, Tempo e Silêncio' for Teatro das Figuras.

Responsible for choosing and adapting the texts in the 'Estórias no Ambiente' project, she rewrote and adapted the text of the play 'A Nova História do Coelhinho Branco' into audiovisual content, and was also an actress in both projects.

He wrote the original text 'The Dress Made of Water' adapting it for audiovisual content.
Maria Adelaide Fonseca participated, in 2022, in the project “Daqui, Sente o que Vês – Percurso Poético-Visual – Rocha da Pena Salir” supported by DRCAlg.