PAISAGEM AZUL COM AUTOMÓVEIS

Since a few years ago we have been thinking obsessively about extracting “theatrical matter” out of our urban living. About reflecting on the way our emotions, our “senses” survive in the post-modern urban world of massification and isolation. About the way our thoughts react when the “pixel syndrome” settles in. We watch the world, we watch the town, the people …

MACBETH

Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare probably in 1606, in the specific period of his life when he wrote his greatest tragedies – Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Lear, Othello, Timon of Athens. For the drama plot of MACBETH, Shakespeare finds inspiration in the chronicles of Holinshed about events that took place in Scotland in the 10th and 11th centuries. Shakespeare brilliantly …

NADA OU O SILÊNCIO DE BECKETT

“Nada ou o Silêncio de Beckett” is a show built from impressions of Samuel Beckett’s universe. “Nada ou o Silêncio de Beckett” is born from a strong contamination of the creators and actors by the sceneries and characters of Beckett’s world. “Nada ou o Silêncio de Beckett” is like a diffuse and yellowish dream in which we wander along with …

EXIT

EXIT is a kind of theatrical video clip that marks a change in the work of João Paulo Seara Cardoso (1956 – 2010) and the company, introducing new artistic languages in the world of marionettes. It is a search for possible ways for contemporary marionette theatre. EXIT is a reflection on the contemporary world through the subjective eyes of a …

MÁQUINA-HAMLET

In Hamlet-Machine, the underground is incomparably larger than the surface. The world is deconstructed. Human passions are an incandescent matter in Heiner Müller’s writing. A great solitude: “I withdraw into my guts.” In Hamlet-Machine, the setting is “the ruins of Europe”. The story in Heiner Müller is not a television documentary, it’s raw feeling. Hallucination: a man, a playwright in …

IP5

IP5: – The name of a road that is a symbol of Portugal’s connection to Europe, marking the beginning of the radical policies of economic development and also the beginning of the illusion that “previously we were unhappy and poor, now we are rich and happy”. – A play structured in sketches similar to comic strips, with titles as diverse …

3ª ESTAÇÃO

3ª ESTAÇÃO represents an unprecedented experience of creation in the search of new forms of scenic language by associating marionettes and contemporary dance. João Paulo Seara Cardoso, director of Teatro de Marionetas do Porto and Isabel Barros, choreographer of Balleteatro Companhia, created the show based on a research work on the relation of the movement of the marionette and the …

MISÉRIA

This show is based on a folk tale. Miséria (Misery) is a poor blacksmith who cheats Death and is therefore sentenced to live forever. “And then Death spoke as she stood on the top of the walnut, and made an agreement with the old man: spare him his life as long as the world existed. The old man agreed and …

VIDA DE ESOPO

Opera for marionettes by António José da Silva, “O Judeu” Aesop, a “philosopher”, being a captive or slave to Zeno, was sold to Xanthus, an Athenian philosopher, who highly esteemed Aesop, for being gracious and wise. While Aesop was serving his master in the city of Athens, King Croesus of Lydia arrived with an army to besiege the city. The …

CONTOS D´ALDEIA

Man has always felt the need to represent the world with anima and symbols. Unlike the Western world, in South-East Asian civilizations – where for a longer period of time the worship of deities remained associated with the existence of Man and his relation with natural phenomena – theatre had a deeply sacred feature. Representation is thus an offering from …