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
27 SEP 2019
28 SEP 2019
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
Celise Manuel, Cláudia Cláudio, Joana Mealha dos Santos, Paulo Estrela Janganga, Patrícia Cuan, Soraia Ismael
SCENOGRAPHY, COSTUME DESIGN
Maria João Castelo
LIGHT DESIGN, technical direction
Joana Costa Santos
Special thanks to
Biblioteca de Marvila, DeVIR/CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve, Largo Residências, O Espaço do Tempo