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©Cão Solteiro & Vasco Araújo
Past event
Dates and Schedules

9 to 12 November
Thursday to Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 5:30 pm


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


1h45 aprox.


€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



Due to the strike, Teatro São Luiz informs that the session this Saturday, November 11th, of the show ABSTRACT is cancelled.

You can exchange your ticket for the session on the 12th, within the limits of available seats, Sunday, from 3pm at the Theater box office or request a refund of your ticket by November 30th.

You can also contact us via email at Ticketira@teatrosaoluiz.pt or by phone on 21 325 7651/20 (every day, 3pm to 7pm) or, in case of online purchase, info@blueticket.pt

“The first thing that comes to mind is an image
that for some reason strikes me as charged with meaning,
even if I cannot formulate this meaning in discursive terms (…)
Around each image others come into being, forming a field of analogies, symmetries, confrontations”
(I. Calvino, Six Memoranda for the Next Millennium)


ABSTRACT is the result of Cão Solteiro’s collaboration with visual artist Vasco Araújo who, since 2009, has been exposing the processes and political circumstances of artistic creation, testing the limits around what is private and public, personal or transmissible, and the possibilities of crossing different languages. ABSTRACT summons the unfolding of the meaning of the words abstract/abstracto for a performance that is both a reflection on the path traced in this partnership, and an incursion into abstraction as an artistic current, from a non-historical perspective, but in its various ramifications in contemporary art. A hypertextual narrative is put forth, with references in theatre, performance and the visual arts, playing with the audience’s expectations, distanced from literal references, in the construction of subjective images, and, above all, in the possibility of leaving readings open.


Cast and Creative

Creation Cão Solteiro & Vasco Araújo On the scene Ana Libório, Cleo Diára, Greg Wohead, June, Paula Sá Nogueira, Silvana Ivaldi, Vasco Araújo e Estagiários do  Curso Profissional de Artes do Espectáculo/Escola Básica e Secundária Passos: Manuel Beatriz Leão, Deiby Sampaio, Dioclécio Sebastião, Elizandro Rafael, João Alves, Sebastian Hubert Text Alexandre Melo Set Design Vasco Araújo Costumes Mariana Sá Nogueira Light Design Daniel Worm D’Assumpção Sound Design Miguel Lucas Mendes Video Mapping Rodrigo Pedreira Image editing Miguel Faro Seamstresses Teresa Louro, Rosário Balbi, Ana Martins Costumes Assistant João Natário Production Direction and Photography Joana Dilão Executive Production Mariana Sá Marques Diffusion Raquel Bravo Press Office Cláudia Duarte / This Is Ground Control Image Booklet Mariana Sá Nogueira Text Booklet Maria Sequeira Mendes, Nuno Fonseca Artistic Residence O Espaço do Tempo Support Arcalo, Bazar do Vídeo, Bertomel, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Junta de Freguesia da Misericórdia, Teatro Praga Co-production Cão Solteiro and São Luiz Teatro Municipal Acknowledgments Pedro Barreiro, Culturgest, Eulália Libório e Osvaldo Libório, João Brandão, João Estevens, Stephane Alberto /// Cão Solteiro is a Company funded by República Portuguesa / Cultura / DGArtes and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa


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