Duration: 50 minutes
Age rating: >6
José Saramago’s books bear the birthmark of nomadic, itinerant texts, which transcend their own history to find themselves in the story of those who read them and tell them again.
And whoever tells a tale adds a world.
Based on two short stories by the author, “A Maior Flor do Mundo” and “O Silêncio da Água”, written for children of all ages, we will explore the notions of boundaries, pleasure and fear, spatial and moral conventions, the aesthetic experience as an ethical compass that guides us through the senses and imagination.
This is a show about the child-person and his desire to give meaning to the world, through the world, gestating the world, in a deep relationship and commitment to the power of wandering. “Am I going or not?” is the question that emerges from the silence.
In this year of celebration of the centenary of the birth of José Saramago (2022), we do not want to miss the opportunity to honor the writer and his creative and visionary irreverence, the hallmark of his work.
Through the thought and metaphors of dance, it is intended to meet the deepest nature of their stories: the impasses and crossroads of the Human.