The three texts presented in this book were premiered in Portugal during the public action Impasse, organized by Pedro Gomes and João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre. The performances that Diogo Bento and the duo of artists activated in their studio depart from an encounter/disencounter between the three, during the first demonstrations in Paris of the Yellow Vests, in 2018. Although in the genesis of the performance there was not necessarily the intention of publishing their materials, it seemed fundamental to share them in a bilingual edition (PT | EN). Sometimes there is no other option but to leave the impasse of the infinitely postponable waiting situation.
ed.______, a seal which comprises two collections – “Series” and “Sequence” -, results from the collaboration between the Teatro Praga and the publisher Sistema Solar, with the coordination of Rita Natálio and André e. Teodósio.
The “Series” collection discloses the intangible heritage of contemporary performing arts. “Sequence” collection is organised in thematic books from different disciplines, which offer a reflection on systems of power and protest in the present time.
Title | IMPASS
Authors | João Pedro Vale, Nuno Alexandre Ferreira e Diogo Bento
Coordination | Rita Natálio e André e. Teodósio
Translation into English | Colin Ginks
Design | Horácio Frutuoso
Photos | Alípio Padilha