This work explores the father-son relationship in a wide spectrum, like a shipyard and arena where spaces, times and states made of the tension between what is domesticable and what is indomitable come into play. Between animality and humanity. Bodies in metamorphosis and unfolding.
Created in close relationship with the two singular artists who will be on stage – Beatriz Batarda and Romeu Runa -, the piece addresses issues of gender, affiliation, domesticity and the limits between reality and fiction.
Continuing his exploration of the forms of representation, Marco Martins starts from these premises to create a show that crosses languages to address issues related to the perception and conditioning implicit in our notions and experiences of descent and ancestry.
Staging: Marco Martins / Texts: Francis Bacon, Sophie Calle, Siri Hustvedt, Franz Kafka, Édouard Louis, Peter Kubelka, George Oppen, George Steiner, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Richard Tuttle, Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, Sófocles, William Shakespeare, Manuel Vilas and Slavoj Zizek / With: Beatriz Batarda, Romeu Runa / Sound Design: Tiago Cerqueira / Set Design: Fernando Ribeiro / Light Design: Nuno Meira / Light Design Assistance: Ricardo Campos / Sound Design: Sérgio Milhano / Design Assistance of sound: Tomé Silva / Costume design: Teresa Pavão / Staging assistance: Rita Quelhas / Illusionism consultancy: Hélder Guimarães / Tap dance consultancy: Marinela Mangueira / Rehearsal support: Rui Catalão, Vânia Rovisco / Production direction: Mariana Brandão
Premiere: November 28, 2019, Istanbul International Theater Festival
Coproduction: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional S. João, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Cineteatro Louletano / Artistic residencies: DeVIR / CAPa, Cineteatro Louletano, CENTQUATRE, PARIS, The Space of Time / Support: Artworks / Thanks: Ministério dos Filmes, Cultural Center Gaivotas / Boavista, Pro.Dança, Sara Pereira da Silva
Duration: 90 minutes
Age rating: M / 12
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