Carta

directionMónica Calle
12 jan 2021 | 13 jan 2021 | 14 - 24 jan 2021
wed to sat, 7 PM > sun, 4 PM
Sala Garrett
direction and interpretation Mónica Calle
stage assistant José Miguel Vitorino
with Ana Água, Ângela Flores Baltazar, Beatriz Almeida, Berta Vidal, Brígida Sousa, Bruna de Moura, Carolina Varela, Cleo Tavares, Cire Ndiaye, Eufrosina Makengo, Inês Pedro, Inês Vaz, Joana de Verona, Kristina Van de Sand, Lucília Raimundo, Madalena Rato, Mafalda Jara, Mafalda Tuna, Maria da Rocha, Maria Inês Roque, Mariana Correia, Mariana Sardinha, Marta Féliz, Miu Lapin, Mónica Garnel, Roxana Ionesco, Sara Miguel, Sílvia Barbeiro, Sofia Vitória, Sofia Dinger, Sofia Duarte Carvalho, Sofia Miguel Castro, Sofia Santos Silva
light design José Álvaro Correia
photography Bruno Simão 
musical direction Martim Sousa Tavares
production Sérgio Azevedo
coproduction Casa Conveniente, Zona Não Vigiada, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

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The innocence of an endeavour. The marvelousness of an error

Mónica Calle continues in Carta to raise the questions: how do we carry on from here? How do we fight back and how can we overcome events on an individual and collective level? And how, in the process, can we regain joy and pleasure?

Starting with a symphony played live, she once again asks performers to join her in reflecting on these and other questions.  A place of questioning emerges from the body, its limitations as well as capabilities to stand fast, or not. The innocence of an endeavour. The marvelousness of an error, of failing. Resolve. Transcendence. Amazement. Reconnection.

This new performance, Carta, is part of research work that Mónica Calle has been involved in for the last seven years called Ensaio para uma cartografia, in which she’s focused on the gaze of theatre, music and classical dance. In this new work, whose title is linked to the word ‘cartography’ (Latin for charta), a group of twelve professional musicians join a cast of actors to raise anew the initial question:  how to continue and how to restart? Questions that are increasingly pertinent given our present circumstances.  Artistic work that plays a role in resistance and Humankind.
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