Vai no Batalha! is a typical expression of Porto and the motto for this theatrical creation, whose structure is based on the Portuguese revista: a type of popular theatrical entertainment
Vai no Batalha! is a typical expression of Porto and the motto for this theatrical creation, whose structure is based on the Portuguese revista: a type of popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches.
As for its dramaturgy structure, the revista is a kind of bag in which everything can be put. Especially ideas. It is a pity that today, in revista, empty ideas are proliferating. And so it loses the sense of the magazine that originally intended to review, with a strong sense of criticism and plenty of humor, the main events that marked the life of the country for a year.
This show was created “around the table” by all the elements of the company, over several delirious sessions. In this great bag we have been putting our ideas, our mocks, our daydreams and follies and also our feelings. Sometimes anger about things we do not like; sometimes love, either by Ti Ana of Bolhão, by the river Douro, by the city at night or by the cafes of Porto that are disappearing. We still think that it’s worthwhile to be here, paddling against winds and tides, living life intensely in the spirit of this beautiful expression. Because boredom, loneliness and sadness, my friends, “Vai no batalha!”… and at least we have theatre!
24 (Wednesday) 00:00 - 28 (Sunday) 00:00
Teatro de Marionetas do Porto