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Isadora, Fala! (Isadora, Speak!)

Rita Lello
Ricardo Rodrigues
Past event
Dates and Schedules

31 May a 9 June
Wednesday to Saturday, 19h30; Sunday, 16h


Sala Mário Viegas


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

Age Restriction


Portuguese Sign Language

June 4, Sunday at 4 pm and
June 9, Friday, at 7:30 pm


Creator, revolutionary adventurer, ardent defender of the poetic spirit and freedom and women’s rights; thinker endowed with critical lucidity, originality and daring, passionate pedagogue. It is by exploring these dimensions that Isadora Duncan takes the stage in this text created by Rita Lello, in collaboration with Eugénia Vasques, based on the itinerary proposed in the poetry of Graça Pires in Jogo Sensual no Chão do Peito and Isadora’s own prose gathered from various sources . This pilgrimage follows the motto of Isadora’s words: “I use my body as a medium, just as the writer uses his words. Don’t call me ballerina.” From the Portuguese Sign Language Rita Lello and Amélia Bentes will gather inspiration to accompany the spoken word on stage with sequences of the word in motion, the word printed in space through the interpreter’s body accompanied by an immersive sound that involves the word that moves, and expresses the memory of the troubled sensibility of one of the most significant pioneers of contemporary dance.

Cast and Creative

Creation and Interpretation Rita Lello Staging assistant Vitória Nogueira da Silva Text Rita Lello (based on Jogo Sensual no Chão do Peito by Graça Pires and words by Isadora Duncan) Dramaturgy Eugénia Vasques Movement Amélia Bentes Costume Dino Alves Light design Vasco Letria Portuguese Sign Language Sandra Faria Video David Medeiros Photography Ricardo Rodrigues Production support Teresa Mello-Sampayo Support Fundo Cultural da SPAutores, CAM (Centro de Artes de Marvila) e Trajetória Primordial Associação Cultural and Teatro Meridional Co-production Rita Lello and São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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