PORTUGAL / BRASIL
New Creation – Theatre
“Brasa”

The word Brazil has its origin in the large quantities of brazilwood trees found in regions of the Brazilian coast. “Brasil” derives from “brasa” (“ember”) because this tree has a red-coloured sap, the colour of ember. For years, these trees were extracted and sold to Europe. We can say that it was one of the products that most often crossed the Atlantic. In recent years, new migratory groups chose Portugal or Brazil for their academic studies, in the search for new job opportunities or simply to leave their own countries for political reasons. But who are these new Portuguese and Brazilian migrants? What hopes do they have when they decide to leave?

In “Brasa”, Tiago Cadete traces one of the lines of his theatrical research, that of the enquiry and critical approach to the historical relations between Portugal and Brazil, following “Entrevistas” (2018), “Cicerone” (2020) or “Atlântico” (2020). This time, he is accompanied by a group of creatives-performers from diverse backgrounds: Isabél Zuaa, Julia Salem, Keli Freitas, Magnum Alexandre Soares, Ana Lobato, Dori Nigro, Gustavo Ciríaco and Raquel André.

 

Creation: Tiago Cadete
With: Isabél Zuaa, Julia Salem, Keli Freitas, Magnum Alexandre Soares, Tiago Cadete, Ana Lobato, Dori Nigro, Gustavo Ciríaco and Raquel André
Creation assistant: Leonor Cabral
Costumes: Carlota Lagido
Light: Rui Monteiro
Camera: Afonso Sousa
Technical Director: Nuno Patinho
Executive Production: Cláudia Teixeira
Administrative and Financial Management: Vítor Alves Brotas
Press: Mafalda Simões
Production: Co-pacabana
Residencies: Fábrica das Ideias, Gafanha da Nazaré (23 Milhas); Espaço do Tempo; Teatro da Malaposta
Co-production: BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts
Project funded by: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
Institutional Partner: República Portuguesa – Ministério da Cultura

“Brasa” is commissioned by BoCA Biennial of Contemporary Arts 2021

 

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