Agenda

2014

May 23

Centro Cultural do Cartaxo | Cartaxo [Portugal]

2009

November 25

Teatro Municipal Aveirense | Aveiro [Portugal]

2009

November 10

XIV ACASO Theater Festival | Leiria [Portugal]

2009

October 9

Teatro Municipal Guarda | Guarda [Portugal]

2009

October 22

Festival Y – Quarta Parede | Covilhã [Portugal]

2009

September 26

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

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

2007

December 7 and 8

Théâtre Le Vivat | Armentières [França]

2007

October 25

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

2007

October 19

Trafó – Reaktor | Budapeste [Hungria]

2006

May 2-6

Blue Elephant Theatre | Londres [Reino Unido]

2006

February 1-11

Galeria Zé dos Bois - ZDB | Lisboa [Portugal]

2005

November 22

Transforma AC | Torres Vedras [Portugal]

2005 | EUROVISION

19Is there such a thing as a European Identity? Does the old continent have a past as well as its age? Does this past bind or separate? Can we understand each other if we speak thirty-five different languages? The “two-man show” staged by Teatro Praga, one of Portugal’s most exciting experimental theatres, looks at these questions and instead of answering them, confronts the audience with more questions. To pin down Europeanness they chose the biggest kitsch parade of the common cause, the Eurovision Song Contest, where the representatives of peoples with different cultures, languages, ways of life and standards of living join in a parade of uniform tastelessness. Teatro Praga created a spectacular and ironic performance that, in keeping with its subject, is multilingual and uses many elements drawn from other branches of the arts.

The borders are finally opened, and a construction of a narrative is trying to be held with the old continent as a starting point, a long and diced contest where only the best (of the best) wins.

 

 

Co-creation and Text | Pedro Penim, André e. Teodósio and Martim Pedroso
Cast | Pedro Penim and André e. Teodósio
Light Design | Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Production | Pedro Pires, Elizabete Fragoso, Cristina Correia
Collaboration | Rogério Nuno Costa
Co-Production | ZDB / Transforma AC
Support | Instituto Camões
Photography | Ângelo Fernandes, Lab8
Running time | 60 min

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