Purgatório


Culturgest, 2013
Photo: ©Vasco Célio
Concept, sound and artistic direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Text: Rodrigo Garcia
Light design: Thomas Walgrave
Dramaturgic support: Rui Catalão, Fernando J. Ribeiro
Performers: Ana Borralho, Anta Recke, Antonia Buresi, Catarina Gonçalves, Cláudio da Silva, Daniel Melim, Francisca Santos, Helena Eckert, João Galante, Luis Godinho, Tiago Gandra
Translation from spanish to portuguese: José Pelicano
Translation from spanish to english: Vera Rocha and Mónica Samões
Text revision: Tiago Rodrigues
Thanks: João Fiadeiro

Support and artistic residency: Atelier RE.AL, TEL - Teatro Experimental de Lagos, LAC / LAR

Co-production: casaBranca, Culturgest
PT

Durante todo o tempo da peça os performers encontram-se de joelhos virados contra uma parede branca enquanto dizem um texto originalmente escrito para uma conferência sobre encenação e política, do autor encenador Rodrigo Garcia 'A este tipo no queremos volver a verlo'. Simultaneamente os performers tocam armonicas que se encontram coladas na parede à sua frente. Na sala estão disponíveis recipientes com amendoins para o público consumir.
A iluminação da peça é colocada junto ao chão atrás do público de modo a que as sombras do público em movimento se projectem por cima dos performers.

EN

During all performance duration the performers stand on their knees facing a white wall. They are saying a text written by the author Rodrigo Garcia. At the same time the performers also play harmonicas glued on the wall in front of them. Inside the room there are some recipients with peanuts for the audience to eat. The light of the performance is on the floor behind the audience so that the moving shadows of the audience are projected on top of the wall and performers.

In this new project, Ana Borralho & João Galante’s proposal is to think about the relation between art and politics. Through the words of author Rodrigo Garcia, and making use of a text used at a conference by the artist (“A este tipo no queremos volver a verlo”), they intend to create a moment of reflection about the loss of references of the so called citizen and the need for poetry inherent in human beings.