“Our existence has a reduced and limited duration. How do we live that time and take advantage of this possibility? We are attached by a normative pattern that, as with Mage, leads to individual annihilation, thus losing a wild essence or becoming an agent, who like Vicente pursues an ideal of freedom of being ourselves, full of independence and nonconformity.
BICHOS, is a show based on the homonymous work by Miguel Torga, which aims to address fundamental questions about society and existence itself.
Humanized animals or almost animalized humans appear here struggling with themselves, with the environment in which they live and with the Divine. Different from each other in their particularities, these animals are all part of the same Noah’s Ark; place and motherland where everyone walks in an equal struggle for life and freedom. They are human dilemmas, but shared by both men and animals in which Man is just one more animal among others and does not occupy a privileged place.
In Torga, evolution took Man away from nature, condemning him to perdition and, with BICHOS, he travels in search of his wild essence, the purity of instincts, putting into question God, freedom, society and the individual’s relationship with them.
Thinking that none has a special place in creation, here we remind you that living is not enough. Human dignity requires that life is only worth it in full freedom; that rebellion that does not accept domestication or conformism is the safe way for each one to find their role in the collective, without losing their freedom.
Our existence has a short and limited duration. How do we live this time and take advantage of this possibility? Are we attached by a normative pattern that, as with Mage, leads to individual annihilation?”
Rui Lopes Graça
𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗶𝗮: Rui Lopes Graça
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲́𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲𝘀: Alexis Fernandes; Barbara Matos; Cátia Cardoso; Joana Caetano; José Manuel Figueira; Milton White; Ricardo Meireles; Sofia Marote and Telmo Ferreira
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝘂𝘇: Nuno Meira
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺: Rui Lopes Graça
𝗠𝗮́𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘀: Robert Allsopp and Associates
𝗘𝗻𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀: Milton Branco and Telmo Ferreira
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗵𝗼𝘀 𝗱𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼: Carolina Caetano
𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼: Funchal City Council / Sousa Group
𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰̧𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰̧𝗮
𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶́𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮: Henrique Amoedo
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼: Diogo Gonçalves
𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲̂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰̧𝗮̃𝗼: Claudia Nunes; Mariana Valente; Sara Valente
𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰̧𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰̧𝗮 𝗲́ 𝘂𝗺𝗮 𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗻𝗼 𝗯𝗶𝗲́𝗻𝗶𝗼 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬-𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗽𝗼𝗿: Portuguese Republic through the General Directorate of Arts | Madeira Regional Government through the Regional Directorate for Education and the Regional Directorate for Culture | Funchal City Hall
𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗖̧𝗔̃𝗢: 50 minutes
𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗖̧𝗔̃𝗢 𝗘𝗧𝗔́𝗥𝗜𝗔: General public
𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗖̧𝗢: 10 €
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