ALMA D’ARAME [Portugal]
30 May, at 9.30pm | Cine-Teatro Curvo Semedo
CE | Ages 12 and over
Duration | 40 min.
‘Solitária’ builds upon the performance shows that Alma d’arame has been developing since its inception. This laboratory, which can be explored at any time and addresses the need to find new narratives, is becoming the hallmark of our work. We each start out in our own solitary space. On the one hand, a place for the narrative, the performance, the puppet, the being and the object, and, on the other, a place for programming, kinetics and multimedia. From our individual solitary places, we see the shared space for creation start to form. We all have and need time to ourselves. It’s where we take refuge, a place that is ours alone, where we can relive memories, hide, think, feel and take things in. This is where we find our sense of self. And this is what this performance is about. It’s in this laboratory that this solitary confrontation between man and machine, between what’s real and virtual reality takes place, and it’s this confrontation that will lead us to experiment and seek new narratives. The kinetic movement of the body and how it occupies empty space brings this audiovisual narrative to life.
CAST & CREW
Artistic Director | Amândio Anastácio
Performer | Susana Nunes
Multimedia | Luís Grifu
Score | João Bastos
Puppet maker | Raul Constante Pereira
Set and lighting design | Amândio Anastácio
Lighting and assembly | António Costa
Director of Production | Isabel Pinto Coelho
Production Assistant | Alexandra Anastácio Photography | Inês Samina
Video | Pedro Grenha
Production | Alma d’Arame
Supported by | Montemor-o-Novo City Council
Collaboration | O Espaço do Tempo
Organisation funded by | DGARTES and the Portuguese Government
Founded in 2006, Alma d’Arame has been carrying out its activity in the Alentejo Region, more specifically in the municipality of Montemor-o-Novo.
It aims at contributing to the dissemination of kinetic art, focusing particularly on puppet and object theatre and animation. The association focuses on creation, programming, training and creative collaborations with local and national entities.