Tuesday by Cláudia Dias at Trafó, Budapest

Due to illness of one of the performers, the performance “Tuesday: All that is solid melts into air” at Trafó House of Contemporary Art in Budapest is cancelled.

Tuesday: All That Is Solid Dissolves into air is the second show in the project Seven Years Seven Plays and is based on the lines that draw the children’s world of cartoons. The play involves the live construction of a visual and sound narrative that portrays the dividing lines and frontiers of the contemporary age, seeking, at the same time, to create a unifying line that is capable of joining together what is separated.

Cláudia Dias and Luca Bellezze tell the story of one boy and his journey from Syria to Italy: using the simplest means and a piece of string they create a compelling live animation which reminds us that the refugee crisis is by no means over. At a time when dividing lines, borders, barriers and frontiers are our everyday reality, Cláudia Dias explores the line as a form that can unite as well as divide. A visual and acoustic narrative is set up scene by scene that focusses on the line’s connective properties as the shortest route between two points.

Credits

Concept and artistic directionCláudia Dias
Guest Luca Bellezze
Text Cláudia Dias
Interpretation Cláudia Dias e Luca Bellezze
Set and light design Thomas Walgrave
Assistant Karas
Animation Bruno Canas
Technical direction Nuno Borda De Água
Production Alkantara
Co-production  Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto
Promotion Something great
Critical eye — Seven Years Seven Pieces  Jorge Louraço Figueira
Artistic residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto/Teatro do Campo Alegre; O Espaço do Tempo; Centro Cultural Juvenil de Santo Amaro – Casa Amarela
Thanks Ângelo Alves, Anselmo Dias, Ilda Figueiredo, José Goulão, Jorge Cadima, Paulo Costa
Alkantara – Associação Cultural is funded by República Portuguesa | Cultura / Direcção-Geral das Artes