Mónica Calle

The Dark that Lights You
© Rita Carvalho.

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 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.

03 MAR 2021
WED 21:00

04 MAR 2021
THU 21:00

05 MAR 2021
FRI 21:00

06 MAR 2021
SAT 19:00

07 MAR 2021
SUN 19:00

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Open-air Amphitheatre
7€
Duration no defined duration
M/16

Co-funded by Creative Europe Programme Project Create to Connect / Create to Impact

Create do Connect

With the support

Antena 3

Creation and direction:

Mónica Calle

Performed by:

José Miguel Vitorino

Guilherme Barroso

Tiago Mansilha

Miguel Ferrão Lopes

Sofia Dinger 

René Vidal

(+ to be confirmed)

 

And Bruno Candé Marques

Light DESign

Daniel Worm

Photography

Rita Carvalho

Production

Sérgio Azevedo

ENSAIO PARA UMA CARTOGRAFIA (2018), de Mónica Calle
ENSAIO PARA UMA CARTOGRAFIA (2018), de Mónica Calle
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