AUÉÉÉU TEATRO [Portugal] – OFF
‘9 anos depois’
[9 years later]
31 May, at 9.30pm | Oficinas do Convento
CE | Ages 16 and over
Duration | 90 min.
Based on man’s relationship with the gods, who beheld the tragedies that befell the mortals from the top of Mt. Olympus, the crown of their immortality, we focus on the idea of seeing and wanting to «be seen». To contemplate or be the subject of contemplation. According to Mondzain, man became knowledgeable but, before doing so, he was a spectator. A spectator of the world and of his own work. A spectator of his attempt to become immortal. Just as Achilles desired eternal glory, thus the caveman also wished to be seen as an eternal being: his hand print and stencils in the Chauvet Cave are a testament to his perception that we are all ephemeral; a message to be passed on over centuries to come. Ajax recognises Poseidon by his feet. Today, it is difficult to see the gods. Poetry perhaps provides unexpected and specific proof, an epiphany: milk. The divine. Milk. The questions posed by a dysfunctional radio turn into projected images of a “Poetic World”, in a single take of movie detours. But in theatre everything is exposed: action and passion are barely discernible and it’s no longer clear who is seeing and who is being seen, who is painting and who is being painted.
CAST & CREW
Concept and production | Auéééu-Teatro
With | Beatriz Brás, Vânia Geraz, Sérgio Coragem, Jean Louis Silva, Joana Manaças, Filipe Velez, Miguel Cunha, João Santos and Frederico Barata
Piano | Tiago Velez
ABOUT AUÉÉÉU – TEATRO
The theatre company was founded in 2014 and has nine performers, recently graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (School of Theatre and Film). The company aims at developing original dramatic art and combining various art forms through experimentation and literary, philosophical and performative research. The Auéééu- Teatro troupe aspires to create collectively, restructuring decision hierarchies and valuing difference. It endeavours to create spheres of confluence, using what one could call the sentient body; a body that feels and thinks while it writes. Aware of such choreography, it uses reality within fiction, and fiction within reality.