Ana Borralho, João Galante: Atlas
Saturday, August 24th at 9 pm
We are the revolution
It’s political theatre, no doubt about it. One hundred people on stage. Actually, it’s more of a landscape of people to be precise. Each one of them has a profession, their own place in society. Their work, together with their individuality, disturbs the neoliberal political paradigm, whose only interest is capital. A crowd of people from all ages and generations constitute a kind of atlas, a pastiche of social issues, but at the same time also embody a tremendous sense of strength and solidarity. A silent revolution. This performance is motivated by the common idea that art is an active player in society. The drama of this event draws inspiration from a nursery rhyme that never ends and constantly draws in more and more characters. The performance thus starts with one person performing and ends with a hundred of them. The authors, Ana Borralho & João Galante, famous Portuguese artists, have prepared the performance in cooperation with local participants from all generations and backgrounds.
Concept, artistic direction and light design: Ana Borralho, João Galante
Light consultant: Thomas Walgrave
Artistic consultant: Fernando Ribeiro
Dramaturgy collaboration: Rui Catalão
Slovene producer: Mojca Jug
Group coordination: Laura Čepin, Maša Malovrh
Performers: 100 volunteers
Co-production: Maria Matos Municipal Theatre
Artistic residency: Atelier real, alkantara
Supported by: Junta Freguesia de Santos-o-Velho
Photo: Vasco Célio
The performance is in Slovene with English surtitles.