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ROMEO & JULIET
September 25th and 26th, Saturday and Sunday
Theater of Figures | Faro
This new production was born from the desire to continue working on the great classics, continuing the work developed with “Lago dos Cisnes” and “Sagração da Primavera” by Daniel Cardoso, relating them to today’s life and society.
This time, the choreographer takes on the challenge of presenting a new creation inspired by “Romeo and Juliet”, one of Shakespeare’s best-known works, and undoubtedly one of the most revisited classics in the history of dramatic literature. Perhaps because Love – in its romantic and absolute conception – that which is unconditional, transcendent and redeeming, continues to be the target of research, awe and disquiet. This unexplained place that rescues the most violent emotions, the most overwhelming changes, the most decisive actions.
This approach seeks to challenge the centrality of Romeo and Juliet: multiplied in a contemporary vision, in an arena in which everyone without exception becomes Romeo and Juliet. In a universe where individually, all men and women intersect in some way in the symbolic path of these characters, and experience different ways of loving. The notion of randomness, or destiny, stands out in this great stage of the social sphere, where the encounter of genuine Love can become an uncontrolled game of chance.
But above all, it seeks to rescue the space to rediscover Love in its most human and raw essence. Its irreducible strength and capital. Its universal power. Because, regardless of our cultural, social and individual differences, there is something we can be unanimous about: in the faith that the human condition would be inconceivable without Love. The Love that feeds us and simultaneously consumes us, that guides us and makes us lose, which can be immense as the immeasurable inner world of those who love. Or as Romeo describes it: “Love: The most discreet Madness. Bitter poison and mitigated sweetness.”
Duration: 80 minutes, with a break
Age rating: over 6
Prices: €22.50 (1st Audience) and €20.00 (2nd Audience)
Artistic and technical sheet:
Artistic Direction: Daniel Cardoso
Choreography and Concept: Daniel Cardoso
Dramaturgy: Ana Lázaro and Daniel Cardoso
Dancers: Beatriz Graterol, Fernando Queiroz, Filipe Narciso, Inês Godinho, Margarida Carvalho, Mariana Matos, Pedro Alves and Upock Qauqavan
Scenography: Daniel Cardoso and Hugo Franco Matos
Costumes: Maria Monte
Original Video: Filipe Monteiro
Light Design: Daniel Cardoso
Technical Team: Rui Daniel and Marco Dias
Production: Raquel Vieira de Almeida
Co-production: TMF, SM and Quorum Ballet