Tiago Rodrigues

By Heart

Part of "The Power of Powerlessness"


90 Min

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.


Text & Performance: Tiago Rodrigues / Text fragments and quotes by : William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky, amongst others / Set, props & costume: Magda Bizarro / Production management: Magda Bizarro / Producer: Rita Mendes / Technical support: Amarílis Felizes / Translation & surtitles: Anna Kasten / KITA / German language coach: Regina Urban


  • Past
    Tue 16.6.2015, 20:00 / HAU1
    Wed 17.6.2015, 19:30 / HAU1


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