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Vera Mantero

Vera Mantero

Fright is a World

Vera Mantero

Fright is a World

© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.

The anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro says that, for the indigenous people of Brazil, “Contradiction makes sense” and this is one of the cornerstones of the thinking of original peoples. The Professor of Ethical Leadership Jonathan Haidt says that his students are enclosed in politically correct bubbles and advises them to travel the world in order to be capable of Contradiction*. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung used to say that language should be ambiguous and have double meanings (contradictory, therefore) because only in this way will it do justice to our psychic nature. The alleged interferences of the social media in recent electoral processes lead us to conclude that the “healthy” media are those that do not present just one point of view, but instead present several views, which are preferably contradictory in nature. Is education for citizenship an Education for Contradiction? Education for Fright.

*Couturier, B. 2018. Safe spaces: des étudiants qui ne supportent plus la contradiction.

© Bruno Simão.

25 NOV 2021
THU 21:00

26 NOV 2021
FRI 21:00

27 NOV 2021
SAT 21:00

Buy Tickets
Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
14€ (discounts)

In Portuguese with English subtitles

Duration 80 min

Performance for Schools
WED 24 NOV 15:00

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, following ACT - Art, Climate, Transition project

ACT Art Climate Transition

Part of Alkantara Festival

Alkantara Festival

Temporada Portugal-França 2022

Compete 2020Portugal 2020UE Fundo Desenvolvimento Regional

Artistic Direction

Vera Mantero

Co-creation and Interpretation

Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Teresa Silva


Leticia Skrycky


João Bento

Set Design and props

João Ferro Martins

Costumes and props

Marisa Escaleira


Vera Santos

participation in research

Vânia Rovisco


Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Teresa Silva, Vera Mantero


af Klint, Hilma, Group IX/SUW, The Swan, No. 17, 1915, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk. Photo: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden


Vera Santos


O Rumo do Fumo


Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos - Culturgest, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Viriato

Artistic residence Support

Centro de Experimentação Artística/Município da Moita, Companhia Olga Roriz, Estúdios Victor Córdon


Elisa Santos, João Sarmento, Parish of St. André and Stª Marinha à Graça

O Rumo do Fumo is funded by the Portuguese Republic – Cultural Department | Directorate General for the Arts and Lisbon Municipal Council

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