Street theatrical show that Companhia Cepa Torta will stage in the ruins of the ore pier, in Mina de S. Domingos.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Caixa de Questions is the theatrical street show that Companhia Cepa Torta will stage in the ruins of the ore wharf, at Mina de S. Domingos, in the year of MALACATE. It is a show that will feature the participation of many inhabitants of Mina and its well-known choral group. He will bring us a fable: in the middle of the 19th century. XXII, there is a village where a great mechanism called the worm lives, source of prosperity and happiness of a people who always live in the present. In this great technological center, the days are the same, but none the less happy for that reason - you always live in the now. But on one of these days, always the same, the village receives a visit from a strange stranger who has a simple request to make them. From then on, nothing will be like before. Or rather, like now.
With text and staging by Miguel Maia, this is the biggest production of the MALACATE project and has mobilized several inhabitants of Mina de S. Domingos in recent months, in the different stages of research, creation, construction of costumes and sets and rehearsals.
At the crossroads with the myth of Pandora's box and a reflection on what memory is, in a place as fertile as Mina, the project includes a strong audiovisual component, consummating an idea of transdisciplinarity and confrontation of languages that we are interested in exploring, in addition to reinforcing the impressive character of the show, framed by one of the most significant ruins of the place - the ore pier - a large stone wall, occupied here and there by openings, old portholes for unloading the ore that right there at the side via daylight after extraction.
Text, Dramaturgy and Staging Miguel Maia
Interpretation Carolina Cardoso Faias, Telmo Mendes, Tiago Boto
Creation Support / Staging Assistant Sofia Cabrita
Scenic Designers Sara Franqueira, Júlia Ebert
Set construction Fp Solutions, Fernando Miguel, Gonçalo Costa, Nelo Costa, Maria dos Anjos
Wardrobe Margarida Viana
Props Júlia Ebert, Maria Luiz, Sara Franqueira
Light Design and Operation Diana dos Santos
Light Design Assistant Manuel Abrantes
Sound Design and Original Music Pedro Freixo
Video Mário Jerónimo Negrão
Chief Executive João Chicó
Light and sound technician António Sofia
Production Coordination Tatiana Lemos
Executive Production Beatriz Sousa
Production support Inês Achando, Susana Lopes
Community Members Ana Maria Gonçalves, Ângelo Duarte, António Assunção, António Dias Braz, Camila Duarte, Carolina Álvaro, Conceição Batista, Custódia Lampreia, Fátima Santos, Fernanda Cavaco, Francisco Correia, Francisco Dias, Idália Rodrigues, Isabel Campos, Isabel Valente, Januário Martins, Jesuína Santos, Joaquim Marques, José Alexandre, José Braz, José Fabião, José Pereira Gonçalves, José Raposo, José Silva, José Marques (Parrinha), Madalena Félix, Maria dos Anjos Gonçalves, Maria José Batista, Mariano Horta, Manuel Gonçalves, Manuel Marques, Nuno Martins, Sofyia Aleksandrovna, Reinaldo Batista
Partnerships Mértola City Municipality, Corte do Pinto Parish Council, Serrão Martins Foundation, ALSUD/Senior University, Pension São Domingos, Vidas com Garra, Coral Group of Mina de São Domingos, Retired Persons Association
Thanks Ana Martins (Bé), Jéssica Matias, Isabel Campos, José Pereira, Nuno Martins, Paula Martins, Rui Conceição, Sara Ribeiro, Sílvia Paulino, Susana Gomes
Artistic residency - February 13th to May 22nd, 2023
Show - June 9 to 11, 2023
INTERVIEWS, NEWS AND TEXTS
Reportagem Canal Alentejo