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1001 Noites – Irmã Palestina

Rita Santana
Dates and Schedules

30 May to 2 June
Thursday to Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 5:30pm


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


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

Age Restriction



1001 Noites – Irmã Palestina  is a co-creation of Teatro O Bando, Companhia Olga Roriz and Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa. Under the joint artistic direction of Olga Roriz and João Brites, eight actors and dancers are on stage representing numerous characters, including Xariar, Xerazade and Doniazade, represented by Maria Dally, a Palestinian dancer. They are also joined by a group of thirty musicians. Theatre, Dance and Music come together in a foray into an anthology of fascinating stories preserved in the ancient oral tradition, which has become one of the most important works of universal literature. Part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Teatro O Bando, this is the second show in the tetralogy 1001 Nights, which for four years comes to life by the hands of different directors from Teatro O Bando. Like the web woven by Scheherazade, night after night, year after year, a new show is born from the end of the previous show. In a co-production with Coliseu do Porto / FITEI and São Luiz Teatro Municipal / EGEAC, the path now continues in this new complicity in which Olga Roriz and João Brites intercept their creative processes, calling for reflection and construction with four artists from each one of the groups, looking together for the truths that are hidden in fictions and the illusions that cloud reality, trying to accept that, in a world so divided and with so many points of view, doubt and inquiry can still be places of recognition and encounter .

1001 Noites – Irmã Palestina premieres on the 18th of May at the Coliseu do Porto and runs from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June at the São Luiz Teatro Municipal, from the 7th to the 16th of June at the Cine Teatro São João de Palmela, and on the 6th of July is part of the Almada Theater Festival program.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Olga Roriz and João Brites CAST António Bollaño, Fabian Bravo, Maria Dally, Maria Fonseca, Marta Lobato Faria, Nicolas Brites, Rita Brito and Yonel Serrano Musicians Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa Conductor Francisco Ferreira Flute Carolina Brito and David Leão (Piccolo)   Oboe Diana Magalhães and Juliana Félix Bassoon Beatriz Rios Clarinet João Ramos and Nuno Sousa (1st Clarinet), Bruno Silva e Rita Petiz (2nd Clarinet), Rui Lopes and André Silva (3rd Clarinet), Filipe Pereira (Bass Clarinet) Saxophone Inês Alves (Soprano), Guilherme Sousa (Alto), Pedro Almeida (Tenor), Marcelo Marques (Baritone) Horn Samuel Ferreira, André Gomes, Rui Pires and Cristóvão Silva Trumpet Tiago Peixoto, Sérgio Pereira and Telmo Barbosa Trombone Tiago Nunes, Diogo Andrade and Tiago Noites Tuba Jorge Fernandes Percussion Jorge Lima, Luís Santiago and Sandro Andrade Text One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights) Translation Hugo Maia Dramaturgy and Set design João Brites Set design support Rui Francisco Music Jorge Salgueiro and Fábio Marques Costumes and props Clara Bento Rehearsal assistance Ana P. Silva Costumes assistance Isabel Curto Castan Research Sabri Zekri Arabzadeh Production Direction António Quadros Ferro, Inês Gregório and Miguel Jesus Executive Production João Pissarra and Mariana Aguiar Partnership Stereo 48 Dance Company Co-creation Teatro O Bando, Companhia Olga Roriz and Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa Coproduction Coliseu Porto / FITEI, São Luiz Teatro Municipal / EGEAC /// co-creators are funded by República Portuguesa / Direcção Geral das Artes /// Teatro O Bando is supported by Câmara Municipal de Palmela, EU Cultura /// COR is supported by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa


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