Diogo Freitas / Momento – Artistas Independentes

Como perder um país

Diogo Freitas / Momento – Artistas Independentes

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November

12/11 fri 19:30
13/11 sat 19:30

RIVOLIStage Grand Auditorium

Theatre
Price 9€
Duration 1:30min
Age recommendation 12+
Interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language November 12 session
In a nation devastated by a civil war, a doubtful peace declaration that suggests putting democracy on hold for six months is signed, bringing two very different leaders to power. It is up to these rulers to escape such destinies as that of Troy, riding across a space swamped with inner and outer wraiths as they try their best and their worst to take the reins. Meanwhile, a familiar, silent enemy pierces them from their heels to their hearts as an arrow from the gods that knows no limits. Como perder um país [How to Lose a Country] is the second instalment of the series Democracia e os Filhos dos Anos 90 [Democracy and the Children from the 1990s] by Momento – Artistas Independentes. After Democracy Has Been Detected, which focused on the influence of artificial intelligence technology on democracy, this project looks at the potential of manipulation, power and populist rhetoric.


Diogo Freitas was born in 1996, in Famalicão. He started his training in Lisbon at Teatro da Trindade. He then joined ACE – School of Arts and later ESMAE – Higher School of Music and Performing Arts. As an actor he worked with Rogério de Carvalho, Ana Luena, Jorge Pinto, Pedro Galiza, Carlos Pimenta, João Garcia Miguel and Simão Pais. His first creation was Dilúvio, based on texts by Ricardo Neves-Neves, in 2019. He won the O Espaço do Tempo/“la Caixa” Foundation creativity grant in 2020 with the performance Como perder um País [How to Lose a Country]. He is the artistic director of Momento — Artistas Independentes.

Momento — Artistas Independentes is a production company created by Daniel Silva and Diogo Freitas that stems from the pluralistic approach of two young artists wishing to create an identity as thinking artists. Its first creation, O Grande Deus Pã [The Great God Pan], directed by Pedro Galiza, premiered at Casa das Artes de Famalicão. Diogo Freitas is its artistic director. It has worked on texts by Jacinto Lucas Pires, Fernando Pessoa and Filipe Gouveia, among others, and held presentations at Casa das Artes de Famalicão, Teatro Viriato and Teatro Diogo Bernardes. It has had the support of DGArtes for the last two years for the trilogy Democracia e os Filhos dos Anos 90 [Democracy and the Children of the 1990s].

November

12/11 fri 19:30
13/11 sat 19:30

RIVOLIStage Grand Auditorium

Theatre
Price 9€
Duration 1:30min
Age recommendation 12+
Interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language November 12 session
Created by Diogo Freitas, Filipe Gouveia 
Directed by Diogo Freitas 
Dramaturgy Filipe Gouveia 
Performed by Carlos Correia, Daniel Silva, Gabriela Leão, Joana Martins 
Sound composition and design Paulo Pires 
Lighting design Pedro Abreu 
Costumes Ana Catarina Silva
Set design Diogo Freitas, Pedro Abreu 
Choreography Daniela Ferreira 
Photographic assistance Simão do Vale Africano Pais 
Artistic residencies Circolando, fAUNA | habitat de criação - Teatro da Didascália, Junta de Freguesia de Joane, Armazém 22 
Support ESMAE - Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, Teatro do CalaFrio, Argatintas, Ribeira Sal 
Set building Carlos Abreu
Teaser Os Fredericos
Produced by Momento — Artistas Independentes
Coproduction Teatro Municipal do Porto, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Teatro do Noroeste – Centro Dramático de Viana, Bolsa de Creation O Espaço do Tempo, com o apoio da Fundação "la Caixa" — BPI 
Project financed by the creativity support programme from the Directorate-General for the Arts – Ministry of Culture