Ensemble - Sociedade de Actores with Né Barros

A História do Soldado
by Stravinsky/Ramuz

Ensemble - Sociedade de Actores with Né Barros

© Balleteatro/Flávio Rodrigues

October

6/10 wed 19:30 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
7/10 thu 19:30 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
8/10 fri 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
9/10 sat 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
10/10 sun 17:00 TMP ONLINE

CAMPO ALEGRE & ONLINE

Theatre ⁄ Dance
Premiere
Price 9€ (Campo Alegre) / 3.50€ (TMP Online)
Duration 60min
Age recommendation 12+
TMP Online conditions Streaming available 24h (between 17:00 on October 10 to 23:59 on October 11)

Programme (pdf)

A História do Soldado [The Soldier's History] results from the collaboration of the composer Igor Stravinsky with the swiss writer C. F. Ramuz during the period of the First World War, in 1918. The story is told by three actors, a group of dancers and a band of seven musicians. Musically, this piece occupies an important place in Stravinsky's work, and in the history of 20th century music in general. A soldier returning to earth on a fortnight's leave, stops to rest and plays his little violin. He is interrupted by the Devil, disguised as an old man, who convinces him to give him the violin in exchange for a magic book that predicts the future. The Devil invites the soldier to go home with him for three days to teach him how to play. When the soldier finally arrives in his village, he finds his girlfriend married to another and everyone who sees him, even his mother, thinks he is a ghost. He realizes that he had been tricked – “it wasn't three days, it was three years” – and he becomes desperate. Not even the vast fortune he had amassed could cheer him up. When the Devil, this time disguised as an old woman, offers him the violin back, he cannot extract any sound from the instrument. Disgusted, he throws it away, tears up the book and decides to leave. Until he arrives in another country, where a King lives, who has a daughter trapped in a strange melancholy.


Founded in 1996 by actors Emília Silvestre and Jorge Pinto, Ensemble — Sociedade de Atores is an artistic project of creation, experimentation and training. It has presented performances by diverse authors such as Molière, Shakespeare, Tchekhov or Ibsen, Brian Friel, Samuel Beckett, Arnold Wesker, Tom Kempinski or Jean Cocteau, as well as original texts and taken to the stage by Portuguese playwrights such as Luísa Costa Gomes, Jacinto Lucas Pires, Mickael de Oliveira and Ricardo Alves, which involved dozens of actors, dancers and musicians, directors and choreographers, light, sound and video designers, set designers and costume designers from all over the country.

October

6/10 wed 19:30 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
7/10 thu 19:30 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
8/10 fri 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
9/10 sat 21:00 CAMPO ALEGRE Auditório
10/10 sun 17:00 TMP ONLINE

CAMPO ALEGRE & ONLINE

Theatre ⁄ Dance
Premiere
Price 9€ (Campo Alegre) / 3.50€ (TMP Online)
Duration 60min
Age recommendation 12+
TMP Online conditions Streaming available 24h (between 17:00 on October 10 to 23:59 on October 11)

Programme (pdf)

Direction and choreography Né Barros 
Conductor Jan Wierzba
Translation Leena Marques 
Performance Jorge Pinto 
Dancers Beatriz Valentim, João Oliveira, Afonso Cunha, Guilherme Vieira 
Musicians André Gaio Pereira (violin), Francisca Sá Machado (contrabass), Frederic Cardoso (clarinet), Cândida Nunes (bassoon), Telmo Barbosa (trumpet), Tiago Nunes (trombone), Pedro Góis (percussion) 
Lighting design José Álvaro Correia
Sound design Ricardo Pinto 
Set design and costumes Flávio Rodrigues 
Accompanist pianist Bernardo Soares
Assistant Pedro Alves
Support Balleteatro (support for artistic residency), Drumming Grupo de Percussão, A Turma
Co-production Ensemble - Sociedade de Actores, Teatro Municipal do Porto

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