John Romão - © Bruno Simão

© Bruno Simão

January

24 Fri 21.00h 25 Sat 19.00h

CAMPO ALEGRE Auditorium

9.00€ • 1.15h • >16 

John Romão

Virgens suicidas

Theatre
John Romão - © Bruno Simão

© Bruno Simão

 
With a precise clinical language, made of mysterious and erotic details, “Virgens Suicidas” [The Virgin Suicides], directed by John Romão and written by Mickael Oliveira, is inspired by the text with the same title by Jeffrey Eugenides and by “Mine-Haha oder Über die körperliche Erziehung der jungen Mädchen” [Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls], by Frank Wedekind. It is performed by Luísa Cruz, Vera Mantero, Mariana Tengner Barros and teen gymnasts. They’re all confined to an all-female space, living a routine, strict life: they engage in physical education, theatre and dance in a seeming idyllic atmosphere. There’s something disturbing between the walls of this place: aside from the girls enduring absolute isolation, away from the rest of the world, their submission to a harsh physical discipline arouses violent urges of annihilation in all of them. "Virgens Suicidas" targets the repressive nature of education; it is a dystopian call to arms, marked by the arrival and death of the adult body. 


John Romão dirige os seus espetáculos desde 2002: “Que difícil é ser um deus” (2017), “Náufrago” de Thomas Bernhard (2016), “Teorema” (2014), “Pocilga” de Pasolini” (2015), “Morro como país” (2012), etc. Entre 2006-2017 foi assistente de direção artísticado encenador argentino Rodrigo García eassistiu Romeo Castellucci (2010-11), tendo-o representado no Festival d’Avignon no projeto “Voyage du Kadmos”. Em teatro, trabalhou com Tania Bruguera, Romeo Castellucci, Rodrigo García, Tiago Rodrigues, Jorge Andrade, Mariana Tengner Barros, Jorge Silva Melo, Paulo Castro, Francisco Salgado, entre outros. Recebeu, na categoria de Teatro, os prémios Novos 2014 e Jovens Criadores Nacionais 2012. É diretor artístico e programador da BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts (Lisboa e Porto).
  • Created and directed by
    John Romão 
    Texts 
    Mickael de Oliveira 
    Cast
    Luísa Cruz
    Mariana Tengner Barros 
    Vera Mantero
    Carlos Lebre
    Catarina Bertrand Torres
    Céline Martins
    Inês Azedo
    Inês Costa Graça
    Marta Nunes
    Margarida Caldeira
    Maria Costa
    Mariana Cardoso
    Mafalda Rey 

    Music
    Caterina Barbieri 
    Lighting design
    Rui Monteiro
    Sound design
    João Neves 
    Costumes
    Carolina Queirós Machado 
    Voice support
    Nuno da Rocha 
    Coreography
    Colectiva 
    Tradicional dancings
    Marco Marques 
    Assistência de direção e produção
    Solange Freitas 
    Management and production
    Patrícia Soares | Produção d'Fusão 
    Produced by
    Colectivo 84 
    Co-produced by
    Culturgest / Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Lisbon)
    Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto)
    Cine-Teatro Avenida (Castelo Branco) 

    Artistic residencies
    Estúdios Victor Córdon
    O Espaço do Tempo
    CAB - Centro Coreográfico de Lisboa
    Companhia Olga Roriz
    Companhia Clara Andermatt
    ProDança
    O Colectivo 84 é uma estrutura apoiada pelo Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes 
    Special thanks
    F. Ribeiro 

in paralelo

Encounter with John Romão & Mickael Oliveira

23 Thu 11.00h
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
 Under the pretext of presenting the performance “Virgens Suicidas”, the Degree in Dramatic Arts of the University Lusófona of Porto will host a meeting with the director John Roman and the playwright Mickael de Oliveira. It is intended that the meeting, besides focusing on the work of each creator, is also a moment of dialogue about their experiences of working together, a dialogue between director and playwright.