A Greater Company creation | Direction by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz
This piece arises from the confrontation of the research tools and choreographic composition of Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz with the bodies and sensitivities of the artists of the Companhia Maior. A play that begins with an appeal to experimentation, which is nothing more than an attempt to encounter what we have not mastered or puts us in a zone of conflict, risk and even bankruptcy. It seems to us that it is in that place, between what is dominated and what is not known, that the body acquires the quality of the present – a transparency that allows to see its way of acting and thinking. The place of singing is empty is a game of alternations between the abstract and the figurative, the recognizable and the strange, the individual and the collective, the biographical and the fictional. A composition of sound scores, gestures that connect with words, brief narratives interrupted by movements and objects that give rise to voices.
Direction, Text * and Choreography: Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz / Light design: Nuno Borda D’Água / Sound creation / music: Sofia Dias / Support for dramaturgy: Alex Cassal / Scenic space: Catarina Dias / Execution of the scenographic structures: Gonçalo Barreiros / Wardrobe executed by Recostureiras: Ana Paula Rendeiro, Ana Sargento, Margarida Salgado, Marisa Ribeiro, Sónia Sousa, Susana Fernandes / Direction assistance: Mário Afonso / Photography: Bruno Simão / Cast: Angelina Mateus, Carlos Fernandes, Carlos Nery, Catarina Rico, Cristina Gonçalves, Edmundo Sardinha, Isabel Simões, João Silvestre, Jorge Leal Cardoso, Kimberley Ribeiro, Manuela de Sousa Rama, Maria Emília Castanheira, Maria Helena Falé, Maria José Baião, Michel / Executive production: Companhia Maior / Producer : Luís Moreira
* From readings by: Jonathan Crary, Walter Benjamin, Peter Sloterdijk
Companhia Maior is supported by the Lisbon City Council, within the scope of the RAAML / Coproduction: Cineteatro Louletano, Centro Cultural de Belém, Companhia Maior / Institutional Partners: Lisbon City Council | Belém Parish Council / Support: Comuna Teatro de Pesquisa | Espazo – Self-storage | Free Effectiveness | Turismo de Lisboa / Acknowledgment: Centro Social de Belém
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)
Age rating: M / 12
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