The Children of Colonialism

Hotel Europa
© Hotel Europa.

In her book, The Generation of Postmemory, Marianne Hirsch defines the concept of “postmemory” as the relationship that one generation has with the experiences of the previous generation, transmitted through the stories, images and behaviour of those she grew up with. A kind of second-hand memory. 

In The Children of Colonialism, Hotel Europa investigates the relationship that the generations born after the 25 April revolution have with Portuguese colonialism and the memories that were transmitted to them from these times. Based on a wide range of testimonies, this play offers a profound reflection on how the colonial past is manifested in Portugal and Europe nowadays, and in the movements that still require the decolonization of the history and thought of the old imperial countries.

26 SEP 2019
THU 21:00

27 SEP 2019
FRI 21:00

28 SEP 2019
SAT 19:00

Buy Tickets
Main Auditorium
12€ (discounts
Duration 80 min (approx.)

Dress rehearsal opened to schools on 25 SEP WED 11:00

Reservations: (+351) 21 761 90 78

The installation The End of the Portuguese Colonialism may be visited 1h before the beginning of the show.

Co-funded by Creative Europe Programme

Create do Connect


André Amálio


Tereza Havlíčková


Celise Manuel, Cláudia Cláudio, Joana Mealha dos Santos, Paulo Estrela Janganga, Patrícia Cuan, Soraia Ismael


Maria João Castelo

LIGHT DESIGN, technical direction

Joaquim Madaíl

PRODUCTION management

Joana Costa Santos


Hotel Europa



Special thanks to

Biblioteca de Marvila, DeVIR/CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve, Largo Residências, O Espaço do Tempo

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