Tiago Rodrigues’ piece revolves around the act of learning a poem by heart, creating on stage a community of poetic resistance. It is about a theatre that recognises itself as that place to transmit what cannot be measured in metres, euros or bytes. It is about the safe hiding-place that forbidden texts have always found in our brains and our hearts, as a guarantee of civilization even in the most barbaric and desolate times.
Production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II after an original creation by the company Mundo Perfeito. Co-production: O Espaço do Tempo, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal. Supported by: Governo de Portugal / DGArtes. Presented in the context of House on Fire with support by the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Thanks to: Goethe-Institut Lisbon.