Tuesday: All That Is Solid Melts into Air
Tuesday: All That Is Solid Melts into Air tells the story of a 10-year-old boy on his way to Italy from Syria, after generations of being pushed out of homes in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. With the memory of the Osvaldo Cavandoli cartoons of their own childhoods, Cláudia Dias and Luca Bellezze string together a visual narrative of dividing lines, front lines, hard lines and ID lines, in an attempt to tie together what has been torn apart.
Tuesday: All That Is Solid Melts into Air is the second instalment in the Seven Years Seven Pieces series, a seven-part performance project addressing the concept of an absent or precarious future developed by Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias.
Concept, direction and text Cláudia Dias
Guest artist Luca Bellezze
Performed by Cláudia Dias and Luca Bellezze
Set and light design Thomas Walgrave
Animation Bruno Canas
Technical director Nuno Borda de Água
Produced by Alkantara
Co-produced by Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto
Critical eye Jorge Louraço Figueira
Artistic residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto, O Espaço do Tempo, Centro Cultural Juvenil de Santo Amaro – Casa Amarela
Special thanks Ângelo Alves, Anselmo Dias, Ilda Figueiredo, José Goulão, Jorge Cadima, Paulo Costa