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THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT: Songs, Skirts and Passions

UMCOLETIVO / Cátia Terrinca
Sessions for Schools
Past event
Dates and Schedules

13 December
Tuesday, 10:30AM and 2:30PM

bookings by e-mail:


Sala Mário Viegas


€3 per student

Age Restriction



Mil e Uma Noites is a long-term civic and artistic project that, through radio drama, rescues the work of 20th-century Portuguese women from oblivion. Like Xerazade, listeners are lulled into love by a constellation of forgotten, erased, censored and tortured women. Ten listening sessions will take place at the São Luiz Theatre, from themes as distinct as work songs or war letters.


The first session sings and talks about the woman through texts and songs passed from mouth to mouth, proposing a journey in the country of voices. It starts in Alegrete – a village in the Serra de S. Mamede (Portalegre) – and sails uphill between the Alto Douro, Sousel and Arouca. Tones and accents are questioned, love and work are played, and some singing is done, too. Because those who sing, it is already known, their evils amaze.

Cast and Creative

ARTISTIC DIRECTION Cátia Terrinca DRAMATURGY Ricardo Boléo RESEARCH Cátia Terrinca and Raquel Pedro INTERPRETATION Cátia Terrinca and Mariana Bragada LIGHTING João P. Nunes SOUND DESIGN Mariana Bragada DESIGN David Costa SUPPORT Antena 2 PRODUCTION UMCOLETIVO


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