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Artistic Direction Ana Luena e José Miguel Soares
© José Miguel Soares
Past event
Dates and Schedules

27 March to 5 April
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 21h; Thursday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Mário Viegas




€12 with discounts

Age Restriction



Bonecas is inspired by a story that writer Afonso Cruz told Ana Luena and José Miguel Soares that will be included in his next novel; it is also inspired by Paula Rego’s universe, whose creative process, so unique, stimulates by analogy the creation of this performance. It is also based on the experiences of artistic creation shared with a group of girls from a temporary reception center and with women victim of domestic violence. It is through feminine and cruel territories that we witness in Bonecas a role reversal, where the victims are prisoners in their own victim condition, and the interpreters represent the dichotomous relationships in which submissive and dominant confuse themselves, where strength and vulnerability are presented as a tableau vivant.

(premiered at TECA on July 11)

Cast and Creative

Scenic text, Direction, Set and Costumes Ana Luena, from an unpublished short story by Afonso Cruz and Paula Rego’s universe Original score Zé Peps Lighting design Pedro Correia Make up Chissangue Afonso Photography, Video and Communication José Miguel Soares Cast Mariana Magalhães, Matilde Magalhães, Nádia Yracema, Susana Sá Production Support Nuno Eusébio Support Montepio Geral – Associação Mutualista, Fundação GDA Co-production Malvada Associação Artística, Câmara Municipal de Évora, Teatro Nacional de São João, São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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