pretext of the 500th anniversary commemoration of the circumnavigation trip of Fernão Magalhães, I
have created this show that attempts, based on the legacy and consequences of
this feat in our History, to reflect the dance we do and need nowadays.
When I began to conceive this project, I could not imagine how complex and at the same time stimulating it would be to dive into this adventure.
I accepted the challenge to work from this event knowing only a growing desire to leave my comfort zone and share a new experience, to rediscover a new energy that I had long felt dormant in me.
During the process I encountered several difficulties, from the confrontation with such a delicate and fracturing theme as this proposal, to various setbacks that arose along the way. This play premiered in Montevideo in December 2019, unfinished, irresolvable perhaps, always in the attempt that time and distance would help clarify the very complex issues it raised.
In the meantime, when we were going
to present the play in Portugal, which should have happened first in 2020 and
now in 2021, the pandemic happened, personal health problems occurred and once
again its resolution and continuity were put to the test.
This film/document is intended on the one hand to share our rich and troubled experience of this journey, while at the same time trying, by revisiting the past, to project and glimpse a possibility for the future."
Artistic Direction Miguel
Direction and editing Miguel Pereira with Hugo Coelho – Aldeia da Luz
and sound design Diogo Alvim
Performer Sérgio Diogo Matias
Testimonials Diogo Alvim, Joaquín Cruz Marín, Leticia Skrycky, Marcelo Evelin, Rafael
Talk Marta Lança, Miguel Pereira
Camera Hugo Coelho – Aldeia
Aerial images Samuel
Images Chile Miguel
Translation Manuel Poças, Rita Monteiro
Subtitling Hugo Coelho –
Aldeia da Luz
Era só um peito cheio de
promessas (video premiered in Uruguay 2019)
Direction Miguel Pereira
Support to dramaturgy Marcelo Evelin
Performance and co-creation Joaquín Cruz Marín, Rafael Silva Provoste and Miguel Pereira
design Leticia Skrycky
Music and sound design Diogo Alvim
Assistance Luna Anais
Filming Tania Dangiolillo
Production O Rumo do Fumo
Coproduction São Luiz
Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto
Supports | Auditorio
Nacional del Sodre (Uruguay), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, CAMPO | gestão e criação em arte contemporânea (Brazil),
Casa da América Latina (Portugal), Portuguese Embassies in Brazil, Chile and
Uruguay/Camões I.P., Festival de Artes Cielos del Infinito (Patagonia),
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), INAE - Instituto Nacional de Artes
Escénicas (Uruguay), NAVE (Chile)
Rumo do Fumo is a structure financed by República Portuguesa - Ministério da Cultura / Direção Geral das Artes