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Teatro do Vestido
©João Paulo Serafim
Past event
Dates and Schedules

June 15th to 25th
Tuesday to sunday: 20h




1h45 approximately


To be announced

Age Restriction

Age rate pending


Aquilo que ouvíamos is a site-specific creation, planned for an out of stage location. It takes us on a journey through personal stories about our relationship with music and its consumption, while rediscovering where in Lisbon and other cities such stories might still be echoing.


“Is this recording?”
This time we’re the ones facing the recorder.
We’ve invited a band (3 musicians) plus 2 musicians, in a total of 5, so that, in the deafening sound they create (it’s called music, dude! That’s right!), we can’t be allowed to think too deep. To remind things, that’s enough. Tell each other, that’s enough. To dance, as well. To sing, sometimes, to hum, as well. Or, just to listen. That’s all.
This time we’re the ones facing the recorder.
It’s recording, yes. What can you tell us about this?

Aquilo que ouvíamos begins with our experiences listening to alternative music – different styles – from the mid 80s until the 90s (considering that there are different generations involved, and therefore it might be more accurate to say that this extends beyond [and before] those times). It is, above all, a show regarding how music was and still is part of the the listener’s identity, and about a time when music was crucial and many of our activities and livelihoods were organized around it.

For example, purchasing vinyl records with tiny allowances, exchanging those in the high school patios, making new friends because of this, buying cassetes to record those vinyl records which would this way multiply, or purchase cassetes of rare concerts very poorly recorded but still so precious, or cassetes recorded with radio shows made by us and for us. Or, when that which we listened to was a defining trait of what we were – or, the way music would provide us with an identity. Aquilo Que Ouvíamos takes us on a journey through personal stories regarding music and its consumption, which created and defined identities through times that still last.

Teatro do Vestido

Cast and Creative

Text and Direction Joana Craveiro Co-creation and Cast Estêvão Antunes, Inês Rosado, Joana Craveiro, Tânia Guerreiro, and additional cast to be defined Guest musicians (co-creation, composing and interpretation) Bruno Pinto, Filipe Raposo, Francisco Madureira, and Loosers (Guilherme Canhão, Jerry the Cat, Rui Dâmaso and Zé Miguel) Special participation Ricardo Jerónimo, Sónia Guerra, Tatiana Damaya Project Consultant Sérgio Hidalgo Lighting João Cachulo Set Carla Martinez Costumes Tânia Guerreiro Image João Paulo Serafim Direct video João Paulo Serafim, Ricardo Jerónimo, Sónia Guerra, Tatiana Damaya Project Assistant Leocádia Silva Production Director Alaíde Costa Sound design Pedro Baptista, Sérgio Milhano (PontoZurca) Live sound operation Pedro Baptista Support ZDB, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Co-production Teatro Nacional São João, EGEAC: Espaço Público and São Luiz Teatro Municipal /// Ricardo Jerónimo, Sónia Guerra e Tatiana Damaya have participated in this project as curricular interns, under the protocol between Teatro do Vestido and ESAD.CR /// O Teatro do Vestido is supported by República Portuguesa – Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes


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