©Bruno Simão


by Henrique Furtado Vieira

This show is a kind of living organism that possesses the performers. In appearance and in their verbal speech, they take a one-day tour in Lisbon, keeping up trivial conversations and sharing memories.
At the same time, bodies project a collective imaginary space where each part of the body is a potential point of coupling, creating interstices, visible or invisible spaces, suggesting unreal events outside these bodies, or even creating a third body: a body of bodies.
By the ignition of bodies, words open up to unpredictability. On the one hand, they become vulnerable to the state of non-correspondence with gestures, composing a certain maladjustment, an incongruous misalignment. On the other hand, the presence of action on the words can reveal, paradoxically, not a division or a cut, but a symbiotic relationship between movement and discourse. From this encounter with the moving body, words can even make the imperceptible noticeable, allowing us to be able to mentally see things in front of us, to conjecture and create new meanings.
The action of the body finds multiple forms of organization that vibrate the trivial conversations, thus giving visibility to the sociological, but above all existential, absurd, tragic-comic dimension of the performative roles we sustain in our everyday social life. The body opens cracks in words and we plunge into the abysses, furies, monsters, silences, black holes, utopias and dystopias that throb within these dialogues that seem to tell us “everything is ok”.

Presented at CCB (Lisbon, PT) and Teatro Virgínia (Torres Novas, PT) in 2021.

Artistic conception and direction: Henrique Furtado Vieira
Performance and co-creation:
Catarina Vieira, Leonor Mendes, Sérgio Diogo Matias
Light design, technical direction and scenic space:
Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz
Sound design:
João Bento
Rita Álvares Pereira
Costume assistant:
Ana Sofia Vicente
Scenography execution:
Rita Pico
Dramaturgical outside eye:
Joclécio Azevedo
Coordination and production:
Cátia Mateus
Vítor Alves Brotas | Agência 25
CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém

Coproduction residency: Espaço do Tempo
Residencies and support:
Forum Dança, O Rumo do Fumo, Pro.dança, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista
Thanks to:
Maria Antónia Matias, Marta Ramos, Marta Vieira, Miguel Pereira, Sofia Dias, Tânia Guerreiro, Tiago Barbosa, Tomás Mendes, Vera Mantero, Vítor Roriz
Project financed by:
República Portuguesa - Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes
Project co-financed by:
Garantir Cultura, Compete 2020, Portugal 2020 e União Europeia através do Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional – FEDER

©Bruno Simão
©Bruno Simão