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Um Coração Normal

Artistic direction Teatro do Vão
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Dates and Schedules

December 14th to 20th

Venue

Sala Mário Viegas and Sala Bernardo Sassetti

Description

A cycle dedicated to the themes of gender identity, which includes three distinct but complementary moments: Identities, an informal conversation on the topic, with first-person testimonies and the participation of experts; Vita & Virginia, by Eileen Atkins, a compilation of 20 years of letters between the writers Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, particularly the correspondence exchanged in the 1920s, when they met and fell in love; and Gejaĉo, a performative act turned ritual, where one also wants to transition from individual biography to the inclusion of all those who want to be part of it.

 

14 December
Talk
Identidades
Sala Bernardo Sassetti

15, 17 and 19 December
Theater / Premiere
Vita & Virginia, Daniel Gorjão
Sala Mário Viegas

More than a play or a compilation of letters between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, this is a relationship exposed in two acts. In its light and in its shadow, in its subtleties, in its sensuality and in its humour, in its defiance. As these are two women with such striking personalities, it also ends up being an endless game between the two, which gives the viewer the feeling of peeking through the keyhole at every moment – between curiosity, fascination and the shamelessness of looking at these two icons, more than as writers, as women – in all their complexity.

16, 18 and 20 December
Theater / Premiere
Gejaĉo, João Villas-Boas
Sala Mário Viegas

From geja (“gay”, adjective) + -aĉ- (“pejorative”) + -o. It is read “gaiátcho” and means “faggot” in Esperanto, a universal second language, created as an aggregating language parallel to all languages. Gejaĉo is a change, a leap into the fire, a debutante solo dance, a ritual and, for all that, a transition. It is a journey, a project of creation and experimentation with various rituals in the search to create a new ritual that symbolises the transition from denial to the assumption of homosexuality and that is also a liturgy of acceptance and parity. Here we are humans, perhaps demigods, celebrating the mysteries.

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