Text from the romance of HÉLIA CORREIA
Teatro O Bando
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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Starting from Hélia Correia’s romance we dive in the life of Elizabeth Siddal, the model, painter and poetess that made part of the Victorian English society with the oddness of its romantic relationship with the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by the second half of the 19th century.
Among this pre-Raphaelite universe (Siddal was the model for the famous John Millais’ painting “Ophelia”), we find Dante and Lizzie, moving a canvas against time’s corsets. In a shelter of tea and dirtiness they celebrate the most inevitable drives, creating through words and paintings a world where it is possible to flee from the world. A world where exceptional and aseptic beings gravitate, lighting up the pestilence.
A world where the necrophagic vultures feed on singularity. A world manipulated by epidemic dolls. A world where what frees them is what drowns them, submerges them and condemns them.
Dramaturgy and Direction MIGUEL JESUS
Scenography RUI FRANCISCO
Music JORGE SALGUEIRO
Costumes and Props CLARA BENTO e SARA RODRIGUES
Light JOÃO CACHULO / CONTRAPESO
Production RAQUEL BELCHIOR
Cast CATARINA CÂMARA, MIGUEL MOREIRA, SARA DE CASTRO and special guests ANTÓNIA TERRINHA / JULIANA PINHO, BIBI GOMES / RAUL ATALAIA, CAROLINA BETTENCOURT / RITA BRITO, NÉLSON BOGGIO / GUILHERME NORONHA, NUNO NUNES, PAULO CAMPOS DOS REIS / JOÃO NECA, RICARDO SOARES / MIGUEL JESUS and RUI M SILVA
Musicians CARLOS LOURENÇO, EURICO CARDOSO and NÉLSON FERREIRA (live) and BIZARRA LOCOMOTIVA (recorded)