A musician and a playwright are talking about the Portuguese revolution of 25th April while working on the creation of a revolutionary opera. As they progress further, it becomes clear that the collaboration between the two artists is a difficult one and that they are on a collision course. Trans/mission exposes the organisational difficulties faced by collectives – whether they are an artistic team, a community or a nation.
Inspired by works from the Portuguese political culture, and including reflections on the Carnation Revolution, the show uses music and theatre to take a humorous and critical look at the tension between thought and action, and our apparent incapacity to move from diagnoses to concrete change.
Visões Úteis was created in Porto in 1994, given special emphasis to original multidisciplinary and collaborative work in theatre and performance.
Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa, João Martins
ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK, SONOPLASTY
Carlos Costa, João Martins
José Carlos Coelho
Departamento de Sociologia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Mira Forum, Nefup, Porta-Jazz, Sonoscopia, Teatro de Ferro