O SILÊNCIO DE SARAMAGO
by and with Catarina Câmara
Audience target- from 6 to 10 years old
José Saramago's books bear the birthmark of nomadic, itinerant texts, which transcend their own history to find themselves in the history of those who read and retell them.
And whoever tells a tale, adds a world.
Starting from two short stories by the author, “A Maior Flor do Mundo” and “O Silêncio da Água”, written for children of all ages, we will explore notions of borders, pleasure and fear, spatial and moral conventions, the aesthetic experience as an ethical compass that guides us through the senses and imagination.
This is a show about the person-child and his desire to give meaning to the world, through the world, creating a world, in a deep rapport and committed to the power of wandering. “Will I or will I not?” is the question that emerges from the silence.
In this year of celebration of the centenary of the birth of José Saramago (2022), we don't want to miss the opportunity to honor the writer and his creative and visionary irreverence, the hallmark of his work. Through the thought and metaphors of dance, it is intended to meet the deepest nature of their stories: the impasses and crossroads of the Human.
“What if stories for children became required reading for adults? Could they really learn what they have been teaching for so long?”– José Saramago, in “The biggest flower in the world”
© Carlos Fernandes
Creation and interpretation Catarina Câmara
Original text Afonso Cruz
Text adaptation - Catarina Câmara
Scenography Wilson Mestre Galvão
Light drawing Cristóvão Cunha
Original music Gonçalo Alegre
Special Thanks - Francesca Bertozzi
Production PLAY FALSE | associação cultural
Project direction São Castro and António M Cabrita
Administrative and financial management José Teixeira
Communication Liliana Rodrigues
Design Teresa Vale
Executive production Hugo Gonzalez
Co-production Centro Cultural de Belém / Fábrica das Artes;
Teatro Municipal da Guarda; Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita / Barreiro; Casa da Criatividade / São João da Madeira
Institutional Support Fundação José Saramago, within the scope of the centenary of the birth of José Saramago
Support for artistic residencies Estúdios Victor Córdon / OPART, Centro Cultural da Malaposta / Minutos Redondos / Câmara Municipal de Odivelas, Estúdio CAB – Lisbon, Companhia Olga Roriz
This project is supported by
República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
project financed by