7 — 11 February

Teatro São Luiz

2024 | Let’s Make a Song!

Tribute to José Barata Moura by Alex D’Alva Teixeira

What is music made of? Are life and art different things? In 2021, as part of the Filo-Lisboa Festival at Teatro São Luiz, Teatro Praga premiered the children’s show Fazer uma Canção. The premise was simple: to talk about a philosopher, his life and musical work, paying tribute to him and singing his songs. Written by André e. Teodósio and performed by Alex D’Alva Teixeira, the result couldn’t have been more beautiful. We wander through the childhood songbook of the philosopher José Barata Moura, through his life story combined with the life story of Alex D’Alva Teixeira, who, from the Festival da Canção to his local parish, has sung everywhere. In between, we learn how to make a song. What is this fungagá anyway?! We sang ourselves hoarse. Making a song is a lesson in music, philosophy, politics and love. A tribute to a fundamental composer in the history of music for children through a contemporary musician like no other.

Music: Alex D’Alva Teixeira;
Texts: André e. Teodósio;
Set design: Teatro Praga;
Lighting design: Joana Mário
Co-production: Teatro Praga, A Casa da Cultura – Município da Marinha Grande and São Luiz Teatro Municipal

Length: 40 min.