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Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Sopro © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

 

Presentation

  • When the theatre is nothing but ruins, when nothing remains of the walls, the desks, the wings, the machines, the sets, someone will still remain: the lungs of the place but also of the dramatic gesture itself, the prompter. The voices, sounds, and music that usually take centre stage now take a step back and the breathing of the theatre itself, this thing no one hears, is for once at the forefront. The guardian of memory and continuity is a woman has spent her whole life in this building where every day people have gathered and played. Tonight, she tells her stories, true or false, all the product of the theatre. She's in full view of the audience, onstage. Tiago Rodrigues takes her and her endangered position out of her box, out of her “house,” and convinces her, who's never had more than the tips of her fingers on the stage, to come whisper a time gone by. Entering through her the soul and conscience of a unique place, he tries to understand how it breathes and adopts its rhythm. In one movement, the actors lend their voices to the whispers of the ghosts the prompter summons. We circle back to a before; before the text, before the voice, in a performance before the performance, when the theatre takes a deep breath.

     

    Tiago Rodrigues
    The first ambition of Portuguese actor Tiago Rodrigues is to play with people who'd want to come together and invent shows. His encounter with the tg STAN in 1997, when he was but 20, definitively confirmed his attachment to the absence of hierarchy in a creative group. The freedom of performance and decision given him then would forever influence his future shows. Tiago Rodrigues thus found himself repeatedly and early in his career in a position of instigator, and little by little came to direct and write projects he “stumbled upon.” In parallel to that, he also wrote screenplays, articles, poems, prefaces, op-eds, etc. In 2003, he co-founded with Magda Bizarro the company Mundo Perfeito, with which he created many shows without settling down in any specific location, becoming the guest of many national and international institutions. In France, he notably performed his Portuguese version of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra at the Festival d'Avignon in 2015. By Heart and Bovary both played in 2013 at the Théâtre de la Bastille, which led to an invitation to “occupy” the theatre for two months in the Spring of 2016. Director of the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II in Lisbon since 2014, Tiago Rodrigues nevertheless continues to create shows using the limited means he has appropriated as his own artistic syntax. On a larger scale, he has become a builder of bridges between cities and countries, at once host and advocate of a living theatre.

  • Distribution

    Text and direction Tiago Rodrigues
    Stage design and lights Thomas Walgrave
    Sound Pedro Costa
    Costumes Aldina Jesus
    Assistant director Catarina Rôlo Salgueiro

    With Isabel Abreu, Beatriz Brás, Sofia Dias, Vitor Roriz, João Pedro Vaz, Cristina Vidal

    Production

    Production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbonne)
    Co-production ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur*, Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre de la Bastille, La Criée Théâtre national de Marseille, Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes
    Pyrénées, Théâtre Garonne scène européenne (Toulouse), Teatro Viriato (Viseu), Festival Terres de Paroles
    With the support of Ambassade du Portugal en France - Centre culturel Camões à Paris, l'Onda

    *A production platform supported by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, bringing together the Festival d'Avignon, the Festival de Marseille, the Théâtre Nationale de Nice, the Théâtre National de la Criée, The Theaters and the Friche la Belle de Mai

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On tour

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  • SURTITLES – ELECTRONIC GLASSES

    • Running time on July 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16
      The service is free but booking is required at the box office of the Festival (while stocks last)
     
  • For the shows Antigone, Sopro, SAIGON, and Ramona, and on certin dates, PANTHEA/Theatre in Paris, the Festival d’Avignon, and the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication offer a service of individual and multilingual surtitles on electronic glasses, which allow you to read surtitles without taking your eyes off of the show (in French, English, and Arabic for Antigone). Compatible with prescription glasses.

 
 
 
 
 
  • THEATRE AND POWER

  • With Théâtre/Public

    • Site Louis Pasteur Supramuros de l’Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
    • Running time 1h30