If theater serves to think society, to provoke emotions, reinforce or destroy political regimes, create stereotypes or destroy them, that is fine, but the challenge left is something as simple as looking around and realizing who we are as theater spectators , and to become aware of those around us, is to realize that there is more theater than spectacle.
On July 20th, Artes & contextos was present at the presentation ceremony of the 15th edition of the MOTELX Horror Film Festival, which will take place in Lisboa, from September 7th to 13th, 2021.
A Dollhouse by Norwegian Henrik Ibsen continues to make sense, it continues to scream in the 21st century that we are no longer in the 19th century, in which sexist and patriarchal attitudes are already outdated, and this show with this staging wants to remind us of that.
The look of someone who doesn't have much to lose is a more available, deeper, more empathetic look. It's these looks that inspire me the most.
Prazer Camaradas is born from written memories and conversations with many of these "protagonists" of history, men and women, some with a clear personality, others more modest, and we listen to their life experiences, in a revolutionary Portugal, but still so conservative .
Hamster Clown, staged by Ricardo Neves-Neves and interpreted by Rui Paixão, is a show without a text, a story above all about liberation, nonsense and transformation.
Bossambal Brazil, Richard Sorce's fourth album, continues the path of exploration and reconfiguration of the Brazilian sounds that he loved for a long time. Samba a Bossa Nova and Ballads are a source of inspiration and raw material for this, after all, Jazz musician.
By: Rui Manuel Sousa and Rui Freitas