SPEECHES – THE TRIUMPH OF THE WORD
La Fontana – Animated Forms (Vila do Conde)
SAT. 25 SEP’21 // 7 pm
Auditorium of the Convento do Espírito Santo – Loulé
Duration: 60 min // M/12
This piece approaches rhetoric as an instrument of mass persuasion, capable of transforming societies, having as its starting point the voice of some of the most striking characters in 20th century politics. Some of them, ruthless dictators who were, however, enthusiastically acclaimed by their respective peoples. His words and actions changed the course of history, redesigned the geography of the world. Their ideas and arguments were heard and accepted by millions of citizens. The power of the word is enormous. How to classify these speakers: monsters or heroes, or both? This is the discussion that our show intends to address.
Direction and Interpretation: Marcelo Lafontana // Dramaturgy: José Coutinhas // Directing and Dramaturgy assistance: Fátima Pereira // Historical consultancy: Fernanda Sampaio and Carlos Amorim // Scenography design: Sílvia Fagundes // Props and Scenography Workshop: Pedro Morim // Musical direction: Eduardo Patriarca // Visual creation of characters and scenic space: Luís Duque // Project, Mechanics and 3D Printing: Nuno Coelho // Light design: Rui Damas // Costumes: Letícia Santos // Cenotechnicians: Darcílio Calçada and Manuel Saraiva // Co-production: LFA and Museu da Puppet