Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least.
This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past. Pedro Penim thus creates a performance that begins in 2017 and goes back in time through an Atlas of melancholy.
Text, artistic direction and performance | Pedro Penim
Cast | Bernardo de Lacerda, Frederico Serpa and Pedro Penim
Light design | Rui Monteiro
Head of production | Andreia Carneiro
General assistance and executive production | Bernardo de Lacerda
Production assistance | Alexandra Baião
Co-production | DeVIR / CAPa (for the 3rd edition of “Encontros do DeVIR” Festival) , Temps d’images
Video | Jorge Jácome
Photography | Alípio Padilha
Length | 45min
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