Vera Mantero

Vera Mantero

Fright is a World

Vera Mantero

Fright is a World

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.

© Hilnando Mendes.

25 NOV 2021
THU 21:00

26 NOV 2021
FRI 21:00

27 NOV 2021
SAT 19:00

Tickets available from 6 SEP
Main auditorium
14€ (discounts)

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

Artistic Direction

Vera Mantero

Co-creation and Interpretation

Henrique Furtado Vieira, Paulo Quedas, Teresa Silva, Vânia Rovisco


Rui Monteiro

Sound Design

João Bento

Set Design

João Ferro Martins


Marisa Escaleira


Vera Santos


O Rumo do Fumo


Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Culturgest, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Viriato


Estúdios Vítor Cordon

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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