The underground is alive, the air is full of metal, there is existence everywhere in this jungle we call JÂNGAL.
The place where this performance takes place is a mythological room made of earth’s various territories, where Teatro Praga will try to create new ontologies that no longer reflect the world nor mimic it, but instead try to speculate on it. In JÂNGAL we all have the right to enjoy the chaos, the horror and the urban jungle provided by an imagery of science fiction mixed with Gaia’s underground minerals and zombies. It’s like Beckett’s play Endgame: “We’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that”.
JÂNGAL opens a space of experiences, where we wonder over a soundscape and sensory atmosphere created by the Portuguese composer Violet and the great Portuguese Fado singer Gisela João. JÂNGAL inspires a feeling of tranquil passivity, it’s a holistic show that tries to stay with the trouble, accepting our mortality entwined in myriad unfinished configurations of places, times, matters and meanings.
A performance by Teatro Praga (André e. Teodósio, Cláudia Jardim, José Maria Vieira Mendes e Pedro Penim)
Cast | André e. Teodósio, Cláudia Jardim, Jenny Larue, Joana Barrios, João Abreu and a participation of a portuguese singer | Gisela João
Scenography | Bruno Bogarim
Costume design | Joana Barrios
Music | Violet
Light design | Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Sound design | Miguel Lucas Mendes
Video | André Godinho
Head of production | Andreia Carneiro
Production assistant | Alexandra Baião
Co-production | São Luiz Teatro Municipal / Thêatre de la Ville / Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli.Campo Alegre
Photography | Estelle Valente/São Luiz Teatro Municipal