Agenda

2005

November 22

PREMIERE | Transforma AC | Torres Vedras [Portugal]

2006

February 1-11

Galeria Zé dos Bois - ZDB | Lisboa [Portugal]

2006

May 2-6

Blue Elephant Theatre | Londres [Reino Unido]

2007

October 19

Trafó – Reaktor | Budapeste [Hungria]

2007

October 25

Gledališče 2B - Kulturni dom Joža Ažmana | Bistrica [Eslovénia]

2007

December 7 and 8

Théâtre Le Vivat | Armentières [França]

O Espaço do Tempo | Montemor-o-Novo [Portugal]

2009

September 26

International Theater Festival “Divadelna Nitra” | Nitra [Slovakia]

2009

October 22

Festival Y – Quarta Parede | Covilhã [Portugal]

2009

October 9

Teatro Municipal Guarda | Guarda [Portugal]

2009

November 10

XIV ACASO Theater Festival | Leiria [Portugal]

2009

November 25

Teatro Municipal Aveirense | Aveiro [Portugal]

2014

May 23

Centro Cultural do Cartaxo | Cartaxo [Portugal]

2005 | EUROVISION

Beaux messieurs, belles dames: musique au programme / Chanteurs, à vos gammes, que le meilleur gagne / Les frontières sont ouvertes / Que déclarer si ce soir c’est la fête?

Telex, Euro-Vision

 

Is there such a thing as a European Identity? Can we understand each other if we speak so many different languages? This “two-man show” looks at these questions and instead of answering them, confronts the audience with more questions, in an ironic performance that, in keeping with its subject, is multilingual and uses many elements drawn from different artistic areas. To pin down Europeanness they chose as inspiration the biggest kitsch event of the common cause, the Eurovision Song Contest, where the representatives of different nations with different cultures, languages, ways of life and standards of living join in a parade of uniform tastelessness.

 

Europe starts with the birth of its ordinary languages and with the reaction, often alarmed, towards the eruption of the mentioned languages, start the critical culture of Europe, provoking the fragmentation drama of languages and starts to reflect about its own destiny of Multilanguage civilization. Suffering the effects of fragmentation, Europe tries to come up with a solution: looks backwards and tries to find again the Adamic language, and looks forward focusing on the construction of a language of reason as perfect as Adam’s language.

Umberto Eco
Searching for the perfect language

 

 

Text | Pedro Penim
Creation and Interpretation | Pedro Penim and André e. Teodósio
Light design | Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Production | Pedro Pires, Elizabete Fragoso, Cristina Correia
Inicial version in collaboration with | Rogério Nuno Costa and Martim Pedroso
Co-production | ZDB / Transforma AC
Photography | Ângelo Fernandes, Lab8

 

 

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