By the German playwright, Peter Handke, A Hora em que Não Sabíamos Nada Uns dos Outros (1992) is a play originally composed of 450 cast members walking in a square represented as a city with ongoing events. Handke was inspired by the continuous daily journeys seen from his countless hotel windows. His aim would be to create a day in the life of a city square by following a set of stage directions. Instead of copying actions directly from the script and transposing reality onto the stage, one wants to develop another kind of reflection and construction. 20 years after the creation of this play, Olga Roriz is interested in questioning what has changed in the world. “After wars, pandemics, a state that continues to oppress, a humanity that is still racist, sexist, poor, classicist, punitive and without imagination. It seems to us that this title now wants to tell us much more. That what we know about each other and about ourselves is an increasingly dark well and that it is urgent to open channels for transformation, for the creation of utopia”, writes the choreographer.
A Hora em que Não Sabíamos Nada Uns dos Outros (The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other)By Peter Handke Direction Olga Roriz
Cast and Creative
Direction Olga Roriz Performers António Bollaño, Dinis Duarte, Gaya Medeiros, Marta Jardim, Marta Lobato Faria, Yonel Serrano, Roge Costa, dance students and local community Soundtrack João Rapozo and Olga Roriz Scenography and props Eric Costa Light design Cristina Piedade Sound editing João Rapozo CREATION ASSISTANCE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT André de Campos Rehearsals Assistant Victória Bemfica Set design assistance and props Paula Hespanha Technical direction and light operation João Chicó |Contrapeso Sound operation PontoZurca Co-production Companhia Olga Roriz, Município de Loulé, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Teatro Nacional São João and São Luiz Teatro Municipal // Olga Roriz Company - Direction Olga Roriz Production and tours António Quadros Ferro Management Magda Bull FOR Dance Theatre and Residences Lina Duarte Production Assistant Ricardo Domingos
Musical Direction Cesário Costa
Staging Miguel Loureiro
musical direction by Martim Sousa Tavares