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Quinta-feira: Abracadabra

Sete Anos Sete Peças
Cláudia Dias
©Alípio Padilha
Past event
Dates and Schedules

April 21st
Wednesday, 20h00



Sala Mário viegas


Peace, bread, work, education mean what, exactly? In Quinta-feira: Abracadabra, the fourth creation of the project Sete Anos Sete Peças, Cláudia Dias and Idoia Zabaleta give new uses to worn words. They start from scratch to re-match the people present with the minimal meanings of each word. Peace, bread, work, education mean what, exactly? Demonstrating the true relationship between things and words, seeking the hidden names of injustice, inequality, and oppression, the artists seek the magic words to move bodies, and worlds. At the end of the show, the audience is invited to a conversation with the creators.

At Teatro São Luiz, Cláudia Dias presents the five shows of her project Sete Anos Sete Peças, started in 2016. Every show, conceived with a different artistic partner, takes its name from one of the days of the week, followed by a subtitle, and connects artists, thinkers, countries and cities, past, future and present, art and political action. The whole is bigger than the sum of its parts. Following each piece and following the sequence is a different experience from seeing each piece, alone or alternately. Seven plays plus one, this last one formed by the whole; or countless others, resulting from the various possible combinations and the particular collection that everyone wants and can do. At São Luiz, the shows complement each other with a cycle of conversations and a workshop with illustrator António Jorge Gonçalves, responsible for the design and graphics of the books of this project.

Conversas Dias Úteis

Parallel to the presentation of the shows, there will be conversations between the various creators participating and invited, to discuss the relations between art and political debate, art and methodologies, art and history, art and exclusion, art and school, art and everything.

Cast and Creative

Artistic direction Cláudia Dias Guest artist Idoia Zabaleta Interpreters Cláudia Dias and Idoia Zabaleta Artistic assistant Karas Light design, Technical Direction and Scenography Nuno Borda de Água Video Bruno Canas Photography Alípio Padilha Music Fuego de Bomba Estéreo, Banho de Elza Soares, De Dentro do Ap de Bia Ferreira, Canción Total de María Arnal & Marcel Bages Critical follow-up Jorge Louraço Figueira Production Alkantara Co-production Teatro Municipal do Porto and São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Moare Danza Co-production of artistic residency O Espaço do Tempo (associated artist) Diffusion Something Great Artistic residencies and Support Azala, L’animal à l’esquena, O Espaço do Tempo Acknowledgments Mursego, María Arnal & Marcel Bagés, Helder Azinheirinha Alkantara is a structure funded by República Portuguesa | Cultura/ Direcção-Geral das Artes e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Azala y Moare Danza are structures funded by Departamento de Cultura do Governo Basco


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