Mónica Calle

Mónica Calle

The Dark that Lights You OR THE LAST SEVEN WORDS OF CHRIST

Mónica Calle

The Dark that Lights You OR THE LAST SEVEN WORDS OF CHRIST

Mónica Calle’s theatrical work has already extended over three decades and includes the staging of performances that are considered historical in the Portuguese context. One of these works was Rehearsal for a Cartography, premièred at the TNDM II, in which the spoken word disappears to give way to the maximum expression of the bodies and their resistance. The Dark that Lights You or The Last Seven Words of Christ continues that work, bringing the concepts of resistance and endurance, which were at the centre of that earlier piece, into the public space.

Based on an autobiographical exercise, each participant registers their place in the performance, through their own individual emotional experience. The result is a joint performative movement, choreographed as a unit and not seeking any established narrative.

The common premise is that of resistance – physical and emotional, of the group as a whole and of the individual – in a show that has no defined duration. It is “a performance that will depend on the limits of the performers themselves, in response to their efforts, repetitions or climatic conditions, until their exhaustion reveals the meaning of the show, both to themselves and to the audience.

05 MAY 2021
WED 20:00

06 MAY 2021
THU 20:00

07 MAY 2021
FRI 20:00

08 MAY 2021
SAT 20:00

09 MAY 2021
SUN 20:00

Buy Tickets
Culturgest's Open-air Amphitheatre
Single price 7€
Duration no defined duration
M/16

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme project Create to Connect, Create to Impact

Create do Connect

With the support

Antena 3

Creation and direction

Mónica Calle

MUSIC

Joseph Haydn

Performed by

Tiago Mansilha

Guilherme Barroso

Sofia Dinger

José Miguel Vitorino

Renée Mussenga Vidal

Miguel Ferrão Lopes

Carla Madeira

Carolina Varela

(+ to be confirmed)

and Bruno Candé Marques

Light DESign

Daniel Worm

Photography

Rita Carvalho

PRODUCTION DIRECTION

Sérgio Azevedo

PRODUCTION

Casa Conveniente / Zona Não Vigiada

COPRODUCTION

Culturgest
Câmara Municipal de Almada

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

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