Wednesday: The time of the cherries, Cláudia Dias
Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães
- 16.03 2019
- Seven Years Seven Pieces
- Espaço Alkantara
- ages 12+
- 60 min
march 16th, 9.30 pm
Wednesday: The time of the cherries is the third episode of Seven Years Seven Plays cycle. After facing off with Pablo Fidalgo Lareo in Segunda-Feira: Atenção à Direita! (Monday: Watch Out for the Right!), premiered at the Alkantara Festival in 2016, and Luca Belezze in Terça-Feira: Tudo o que É Sólido Dissolve-se no Ar (Tuesday: Everything That Is Solid Dissolves in Air), in 2017, Cláudia Dias now shares the stage with Igor Gandra, Teatro de Ferro’s artistic director.
The set is a huge hole in the middle of slabs of laminated plaster, as if a gigantic iron ball had fallen there. By building the scenic space with the same material used in thousands of Portuguese houses, as a way to start deconstructing, Cláudia Dias and Igor Gandra draw a direct connection to everything that is swept under the western rug. Even though the air bombings carried out by European military forces can be easily seen today on the internet and on TV, the connection between our homes and the craters opened by missiles on the other side of the world is not that visible. That black hole alludes to that cause and effect relationship yet to be clarified. It is not just about showing the responsibility of European social democracies in the massacres that are taking place today in the rest of the world. The black eye in the middle of the ground is a bad sign that reveals to us what is still to be done. Jorge Louraço Figueira
WEDNESDAY: THE TIME OF THE CHERRIES premiered on the 7th of June at Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), as part of the program of Alkantara Festival 2018.
Concept and Directed Cláudia Dias Guest Artist Igor Gandra Text, performers, set and puppets Cláudia Dias e Igor Gandra Artistic and technical Assistant Karas Arts Eduardo Mendes Building atelier Igor Gandra, Cláudia Dias, Karas, Eduardo Mendes, Daniela Gomes e Nádia Soares Light Design and Technical Director Nuno Borda de Água Critical Eye Seven Years Seven Pieces Jorge Louraço Figueira Artistic residencies O Espaço do Tempo (associated artist), TMP/Teatro Campo Alegre, Teatro de Ferro, Companhia de Dança de Almada, Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Production Alkantara Promotion Something great Co-production Maria Matos TM, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Centro Cultural Vila Flor