“Poetry is an awareness of the world”
… is a performance of rhythms, akin to our lives.
It’s a collective creation based on a reading of texts written by Andrei Tarkovsky and Matsuo Bashô. By manipulating matter and materials, we’ve created a performance of visual poems, where images and live music come together in contemplation. In a world of visual chaos and constant conflict, we embark on a journey in search of images and rapport between the performers and the audience, who are invited to become space and time travellers.
Symbolic narratives using poetic images together with matter and material are built around their memories. We are the creators of images and, starting with our early childhood, it is with this mutual manipulation between audience and stage that poetry is created and understood. This multidisciplinary approach, in the form of a laboratory, brings us a rhythmic performance.
And the relationship between the puppeteer and matter brings us the age of images and poetry.
Concept | Paulo Quedas, João Bastos, Jorge Serena and Amândio Anastácio
Artistic Director | Amândio Anastácio
Interpretation and puppeteers | Jorge Serena and Paulo Quedas
Live music | João Bastos
Images | Jean Dubuffet and Gustave Courbet
Texts | Andrei Tarkovsky and Matsuo Bashô
Design and lighting | António Costa
Photography | Inês Samina
Video | Pedro Grenha
Production | Teresa Mendes
Poster | Vasco Costa
CE | Ages 16 and over
Duration | 50 minutes
Production | Alma d’Arame
Supported by | Montemor-o-Novo City Council
Partners | Espaço do Tempo; Oficinas do Convento
Organisation funded by | DGARTES and the Portuguese Government