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Sinopse

Raquel S. / Noitarder

DESCANSAR

March

2024

Wed
27
Thu
28

Sinopse

What do we write in stone? What marble books, what flower beds, what photomontages do we use to honour the people who died? What aesthetic decisions do we make? DESCANSAR [To Rest] is based on cemeteries: places of homage, for one thing, but also where one is able to read social, political, economic and gender differences, among others. A cemetery is a highly performing place: on the one hand, ritualistic; on the other hand, mundane (there are cat food bowls, brooms behind graves, public notices). It is also a threshold: the worlds of the living and of the dead coexist. There’s a symbolic, imaginary, religious and ghostly presence. And a slow, unstoppable movement: decay. A cemetery is a place of crossing and tension, and therefore imminently theatrical. — Raquel S.

ghosts

cemeteries

epitaphs

decay

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Info sobre horário e bilhetes

Wed

27.03

19:30

Thu

28.03

19:30

RivoliStage Grand Auditorium

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Aditional info

  • Price 
    9€
  • Duration
    1h
  • Age rating 
    12+

Acessibilidades do espetáculo

Portuguese Sign Language interpretation
More limited access
Text
Strobe lights

Author's bio text

Raquel S. (Monção, 1986) is a playwright and directs performances out of Porto. In 2018, she founded Noitarder, with which she premiered Longe [Far] (2018), amor.demónio [love.demon], Ruído [Noise] and Cadernos de [Notebooks by]. She was selected for the École des Maîtres 2020, where she wrote Carne [Flesh], which was translated into two languages, presented in four countries and published in Portugal. She studied philosophy and literature. She started her journey at Porto University Theatre (TUP) and now works with several companies and artists. She writes non-theatrical texts, essays and short film scripts, among others. She teaches playwriting at ACE – School of Arts and is the local mentor of the Future Laboratory project.

Ficha Técnica

  • Artistic direction and text
    Raquel S.

    Production director
    Inês Maia (Pé de Cabra)

    Performed and co-created by
    Júlia Valente, Leonor Cabral

    Set design and costumes
    Pedro Azevedo

    Music
    José Alberto Gomes

    Lighting
    Tiago Silva

    Video and image
    Nuno Matos

    Dramaturgy and movement support
    Vera Santos

    Head of Production
    Inês Maia | Pé de Cabra
     
    Production support
    Jessica Duncalf

    Support
    TUP - Teatro Universitário do Porto

  • Costume making
    Ana Fernandes, Delfina Oliveira e Rosa Almeida

    A performance by
    Noitarder – Associação Cultural

    Co-produced by
    O Espaço do Tempo creative grant, with the support of BPI and Fundação "la Caixa", and Teatro Municipal do Porto

    Acknowledgment
    ACAPO, ACE Escola de Artes and Teatro do Bolhão, Ana Carolina (who was attentive to the missing names), CRL - Central Elétrica, Dário Pais, Eduardo Brandão, Joana Mont' Alverne, Mafalda Banquart, Maria do Carmo e Francisca Costa, mala voadora, Marisa Catita, group members of Cemitérios Históricos de Portugal and Cemitério dos Prazeres – O Père Lachaise Português, Miguel C. Tavares, Palmilha Dentada, Rafaela Ferraz, Rute Pimenta, Sr. Joaquim and employees of Raquel Silva, Lda. Artigos Funerários, Steel Point

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