In Quarta-Feira: O tempo das cerejas, the third episode of the Sete Anos Sete Peças cycle, Cláudia Dias shares the stage with Igor Gandra, artistic director of the Teatro de Ferro. The set is a huge hole in the middle of laminated plasterboard, as if a giant iron ball had fallen there. By building the scenic space with the same material used in thousands of Portuguese houses, to begin to deconstruct, Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra make a direct connection to everything that is swept under the western carpet. Although aerial bombardments by European military forces are now easily visible on the Internet or on TV, the connection between our homes and craters opened by missiles elsewhere in the world is not so visible. This black hole alludes to this causal relationship by enlightening it. It’s not just a question of showing the responsibility of European social democracies in the massacres that are now taking place in the rest of the world. The black eye in the middle of the floor is a negative sign image that reveals what is to be done.
Quarta-Feira: O tempo das cerejasSete Anos Sete Peças
Meeting with the creators after the show
Sala Luis Miguel Cintra
Cast and Creative
Artistic direction Cláudia Dias Guest artist Igor Gandra Interpreters Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra Technical and artistic assistant Karas Scenery and Puppets Igor Gandra and Cláudia Dias Visual arts Eduardo Mendes Construction workshop Igor Gandra, Cláudia Dias, Karas, Eduardo Mendes, Daniela Gomes and Nádia Soares Light design and technical direction Nuno Borda d’Água Critical follow-up Jorge Louraço Figueira Diffusion Something Great Production Alkantara Co-production Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Co-production of artistic residency O Espaço do Tempo (associated artist) Artistic Residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro de Ferro, Companhia de Dança de Almada, Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira Alkantara is a structure funded by: República Portuguesa | Cultura/ Direcção-Geral das Artes