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, email@example.com
“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.