DAS NUVENS (OF THE CLOUDS)

A seated actor wearing hat and coat with a fur collar looks to his right at a screen showing a teenage girl stood on a beach.

Based on a tale written by the Italian-Portuguese author Antonio Tabucchi, Das Nuvens is a show about the future, hope and tolerance.

We arrive on an almost imaginary beach, with a disquieting girl speaking with a disquieted ex-military man. Meanwhile, the clouds go by, falling, as the harp’s chords echo, the wool piles up and time flies.

This is an intimate show where video feeds take us back and fourth between future and past.

“Let’s see how the world is going, this wide world that dances so joyfully, maybe not that much. The newspapers are tiresome, the news is tiresome, the world is tiresome. The world is tiresome because it is tired.”

Take a seat here.

It’s good to occupy the body with this simple act of seating and thinking.

We are on this side of the clouds.

We’re two, two ages and two faces.

– She’s a little girl full of logic.

– He’s a tired man.

We’ll gladly tell you this tale of war and peace, but you can write it yourself.

For you have an advantage, compared to us: you don’t know who has lived through it.

Its simple: some build, some destroy.

There is no justice in this story. Just two ideals.

Dramaturgy and Direction JOÃO BRITES

Direction support JULIANA PINHO

Music JORGE SALGUEIRO

Scenography RUI FRANCISCO

Costumes and props CLARA BENTO

Support to the Orality RITA BRITO

Light design JOÃO CACHULO

Video MIGUEL MARES and RITA SANTANA (Dragonfly) Cast GUILHERME NORONHA and MARIA GONÇALVES