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WE SHOULD ALWAYS FORGIVE COWARDS, BUT NEVER BECOME LIKE THEM

Tiago Vieira

WE SHOULD ALWAYS FORGIVE COWARDS, BUT NEVER BECOME LIKE THEM is a show based on the idea of Manifesto, as an expression of identity, poetic space fed by a desire for freedom. Love as an absolute gesture of revolution in times of war.


WE SHOULD ALWAYS FORGIVE COWARDS, BUT NEVER BECOME LIKE THEM is the first part of a triptych on the memories of the Second World War and a reflection on the desire that I violently associate with Love. The Love as a real gesture of destruction, the only necessary one, the destruction of all the systems of oppression.  WE SHOULD ALWAYS FORGIVE COWARDS, BUT NEVER BECOME LIKE THEM is a performance that is based on the idea of manifest. A manifest is an action, an attitude towards the world, a cut with what bothers you, a possibility of vision, a personal speech that seeks to reach the collective. A manifest is a movement that seeks a revision of the world order, it is the materialization of a superior desire to establish an encounter. A manifest goes beyond ideology, it is closer to an existentialist action. In this performance, consisting of 7 manifests and some areas of noise, remains, traces of other possible manifests. I seek a scenic landscape of praise for chaos, for marginal bodies, a kind of melancholic carnival, without heroes, where the myth of Penelope appears disfigured, close to a state in which the exhaustion of waiting has originated an apocalyptic version of a danse macabre or the fall of The rite of Spring. After an exile between Brussels and Berlin I offer flowers of evil on my arrival, Zaratustras in ecstasy.

Direction, text, interpretation, choreography, dramaturgy, scenography, costumes: Tiago Vieira
Performers: Hugo Teles, Marta Rijo, Izabel Nejur, Patrícia Andrade, Teresa Machado, Marta Caeiro, Tiago Vieira
Production: ORG.I.A
Support: Self-Mistake/Produções Independentes, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Produções Independentes supported by Portuguese Republic - Culture / General Direction of the Arts
ORG.I.A supported by Lisbon City Council

 

Alípio Padilha